FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - An Army witness says the intelligence
analyst blamed for the largest-ever leak of U.S. secrets boastfully
declared he was changing history in a letter adjoining some data he
allegedly sent to WikiLeaks.
Digital-crimes investigator David Shaver said Pfc. Bradley
Manning's data card contained almost 50,000 classified battlefield
reports. It also had something akin to a cover letter.
The letter stated, quoting: "This is possibly one of the more
significant documents of our time, removing the fog of war and
revealing the true nature of 21st century asymmetric warfare."
The prosecution and defense sparred Monday over forensic
evidence linking the 24-year-old Oklahoma native to WikiLeaks'
release of classified U.S. diplomatic and military cables. The
hearing was adjourned in the afternoon and will resume Tuesday.