FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Bradley Manning, the Army private arrested in the biggest leak of classified material in U.S. history, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that could send him to prison for 20 years, saying he spilled the secrets to expose the American military’s ‘‘bloodlust’’ in Iraq and Afghanistan.
A U.S. Army judge has accepted guilty pleas on 10 charges. Pfc. Bradley Manning could face up to 20 years on those charges, not including additional charges that prosecutors plan to bring to trial.