Chronology of Charges | US v Pfc. Manning

UPDATE POST COURT-MARTIAL

United States v. Pfc.Manning was conducted in de facto secrecy. The public was not granted contemporaneous access to court filings or rulings during her trial. In addition to reporting on her trial, I transcribed the proceedings, reconstructed the censored appellate list, and un-redacted any publicly available documentation, in order to foster public comprehension of her unprecedented trial.

As a result of a lawsuit against the military judge and the Military District of Washington brought by the Center for Constitutional Rights, as well as my own FOIA requests and research, an official court record for US v. Pfc. Manning was released seven months after her trial. That record is not complete.

The official trial docket is published HERE and the entire collection of documents is text searchable at usvmanning.org.

*During the pretrial proceedings, court-martial and sentencing of Pfc. Manning, Chelsea requested to be identified as Bradley and addressed using the male pronoun. In a letter embargoed for August 22, 2013 Chelsea proclaimed that she is female and wished to be addressed from that moment forward as Chelsea E. Manning.

UPDATE: See also Charged Dates v. Plead Dates

This is a chronological list of charges against Pfc. Manning, derived from the original July 5, 2010 and subsequent March 1, 2011 charge sheets.

The charges from the original charge sheet are in italics, and grouped beneath corresponding charges from the March 1, 2011 charge sheet.

  • 11/01/09 - 05/27/10 Gave US intel to enemy by indirect means. (Article 104, SPEC)
  • 11/01/09 - 05/27/10 Caused the publishing of US intel on Internet, knowing accessible to enemy on Internet (Article 134, SPEC 1)
  • 11/01/09 - 05/27/10 Wrongfully storing classified info. (Article 92, SPEC 4)
  • 11/01/09 - 03/08/10 Bypass security mechanism. (Article 92, SPEC 1)
  • 11/01/09 - 01/08/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit Garani airstrike. (Article 134, SPEC 11)
  • 12/31/09 - 01/05/10 Steal, covert to use for self or by another 380,000 records CIDNE Iraq DB (Article 134, SPEC 4)
  • 12/31/09 - 02/09/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit more than 20 records CIDNE Iraq db(Article 134, SPEC 7)
  • 12/31/09 - 01/08/10 Steal, covert to use for self or by another 90,000 CIDNE AFGHAN db (Article 134, SPEC 6)
  • 12/31/09 - 02/09/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit more than 20 records CIDNE AFGHAN db (Article 134, SPEC 5)
  • 02/11/10 - 04/03/10 Add unauthorized software to SIPRNet. (Article 92 SPEC 2)
  • 02/15/10 - 04/05/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit 12 July Baghdad air strike. (Article 134, SPEC 2)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 04/05/10 Unauthorized access SIPRNet, obtain 12 July Baghdad air strike. (Article 134, SPEC 5)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 04/05/10 Unauthorized access SIPRNet, obtain, transmit 12 July Baghdad air strike. (Article 134, SPEC 2)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 04/05/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit 12 July Baghdad air strike. (Article 134, SPEC 1)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 05/27/10 Introduce 12 July Baghdad air strike onto personal computer. (Article 92, SPEC 1)
  • 02/15/10 - 02/18/10 Exceed authorized access, obtain on SIPRNet, transmit Reykjavik 13. (Article 134, SPEC 14)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 01/13/10 - 02/19/10 Unauthorized access SIPRNet, obtain Reykjavik 13. (Article 134, SPEC 3)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 01/13/10 - 02/19/10 Unauthorized access SIPRNet, obtain Reykjavik 13. (Article 134 SPEC 6)
  • 02/15/10 - 03/15/10 Unauthorized access, obtain on SIPRNet, transmit DOD counter-intelligence Memo against WikiLeaks. (Article 134, SPEC 15)
  • 03/08/10 Steal, covert to use for self or by another more than 700 GTMO memoranda. (Article 134, SPEC 8)
  • 03/08/10 - 05/27/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit more than 3 GTMO memoranda. (Article 134, SPEC 9)
  • 03/22/10 - 03/26/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit classified memo by US intel agency. [CIA RED CELL SPECIAL MEMO "Afghanistan: Sustaining West European Support for the NATO-led Mission- Why Counting on Apathy Might Not Be Enough"] (Article 134, SPEC 3)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 05/27/10 Unauthorized access on SIPRNet obtain classified DoD PPT (Article 134, SPEC 8)
  • 03/28/10 - 05/04/10 Steal, covert to use for self or by another 250,000 DoS Net Centric DB. (Article 134, SPEC 12)
  • 03/28/10 - 05/27/10 Exceed authorized access, obtain on SIPRNet, transmit more than 75 DoS cables. (Article 134, SPEC 13)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 05/24/10 Unauthorized access, obtain, transmit 50 DoS cables. (Article 134, SPEC 4)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 05/27/10 Unauthorized access SIPRNet, obtain 150,000 DoS cables. (Article 134, SPEC 7)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 05/27/10 Introduce 50 DoS cables onto personal computer. (Article 92, SPEC 2)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 05/27/10 Introduce classified DoD PPT onto personal computer. (Article 92, SPEC 3)
  • 04/11/10 - 05/27/10 Unauthorized possession, transmit more than 5 classified records relating to Farah province, Afghanistan. (Article 134, SPEC 10)
  • 05/04/10 Add unauthorized software to SIPRNet. (Article 92, SPEC 3)
  • Original Charge Sheet: 11/19/09 - 04/03/10 Add unauthorized software to SIPRNet. (Article 92, SPEC 4)
  • 05/11/10 - 05/27/10 Unauthorized use of information system. (Article 92, SPEC 4)
  • 05/11/10 - 05/27/10 Steal, convert to use for self or another Microsoft Outlook Global Address List Iraq. (Article 134, SPEC 16)
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