Manning faces sentencing for WikiLeaks disclosures

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is set to learn his punishment for leaking troves of classified information to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

He faces up to 90 years in prison for 20 offenses, including six violations of the Espionage Act.

Prosecutors have asked Army Col. Denise Lind to sentence him to at least 60 years. Manning's defense has suggested he should spend no more than 25 years in prison.

The 25-year-old Oklahoma native has apologized for hurting the United States. He says he meant to help people by exposing wrongdoing. But he says he should have worked harder to push his concerns through approved channels.

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