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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (R) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (R) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced, but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he faced, but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning flash peace signs outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after Manning receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he face,  but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Supporters of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning flash peace signs outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after Manning receiving a verdict in his court martial. Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy, the most serious charge he face, but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: Manning attorney David Coombs (L) greets supporters after U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was found guilty of 20 out of 21 charges, July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, was convicted of wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: Manning attorney David Coombs (L) greets supporters after U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning was found guilty of 20 out of 21 charges, July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, was convicted of wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he leaves his military trial after he was found guilty of 20 out of 21 charges, July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, was convicted of wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is escorted by military police as he leaves his military trial after he was found guilty of 20 out of 21 charges, July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, was found not guilty of aiding the enemy, was convicted of wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 29, 2013, before the third day of deliberations in his court martial. Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, espionage, computer fraud and theft for admittedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 29, 2013, before the third day of deliberations in his court martial. Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, espionage, computer fraud and theft for admittedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 29, 2013, as military judge Col. Denise Lind begins her third day of deliberations in his court martial. Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, espionage, computer fraud and theft for admittedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, right, is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 29, 2013, as military judge Col. Denise Lind begins her third day of deliberations in his court martial. Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, espionage, computer fraud and theft for admittedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, steps out of a security vehicle as he is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 29, 2013, before the third day of deliberations in his court martial. Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, espionage, computer fraud and theft for admittedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, center, steps out of a security vehicle as he is escorted into a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 29, 2013, before the third day of deliberations in his court martial. Manning faces charges including aiding the enemy, espionage, computer fraud and theft for admittedly sending hundreds of thousands of classified documents and some battlefield video to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks while working as an intelligence analyst in Iraq. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  Supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning hold signs to show support during a demonstration outside the main gate of Ft. Meade July 30, 2013 in Maryland. Military Judge Col. Denise Lind, who is presiding in the case of United States vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, has reached a verdict and she is scheduled to read the verdict at 1pm today. Manning could face a life sentence for charges of espionage, aiding the enemy and computer fraud, for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: Supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning hold signs to show support during a demonstration outside the main gate of Ft. Meade July 30, 2013 in Maryland. Military Judge Col. Denise Lind, who is presiding in the case of United States vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, has reached a verdict and she is scheduled to read the verdict at 1pm today. Manning could face a life sentence for charges of espionage, aiding the enemy and computer fraud, for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  Yoni Miller (R) of Social Movement Technologies, along with other supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, hold signs to show support during a demonstration outside the main gate of Ft. Meade July 30, 2013 in Maryland. Military Judge Col. Denise Lind, who is presiding in the case of United States vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, has reached a verdict and she is scheduled to read the verdict at 1pm today. Manning could face a life sentence for charges of espionage, aiding the enemy and computer fraud, for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: Yoni Miller (R) of Social Movement Technologies, along with other supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, hold signs to show support during a demonstration outside the main gate of Ft. Meade July 30, 2013 in Maryland. Military Judge Col. Denise Lind, who is presiding in the case of United States vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, has reached a verdict and she is scheduled to read the verdict at 1pm today. Manning could face a life sentence for charges of espionage, aiding the enemy and computer fraud, for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  Supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning hold signs to show support during a demonstration outside the main gate of Ft. Meade July 30, 2013 in Maryland. Military Judge Col. Denise Lind, who is presiding in the case of United States vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, has reached a verdict and she is scheduled to read the verdict at 1pm today. Manning could face a life sentence for charges of espionage, aiding the enemy and computer fraud, for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: Supporters of U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning hold signs to show support during a demonstration outside the main gate of Ft. Meade July 30, 2013 in Maryland. Military Judge Col. Denise Lind, who is presiding in the case of United States vs. Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, has reached a verdict and she is scheduled to read the verdict at 1pm today. Manning could face a life sentence for charges of espionage, aiding the enemy and computer fraud, for passing classified documents to WikiLeaks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (C) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (C) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30:  U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (R) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (R) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 27:  A participant whistles through his fingers as a sign behind shows support for U.S. soldier and whistleblower Bradley Manning at a protest march against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The NSA scandal has been especially contentious in Germany after media reports claimed the NSA had conducted wide scale gathering of electonic data, including e-mails, of German citizens. Activists are demonstrating against the NSA in cities across Germany today.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 27: A participant whistles through his fingers as a sign behind shows support for U.S. soldier and whistleblower Bradley Manning at a protest march against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The NSA scandal has been especially contentious in Germany after media reports claimed the NSA had conducted wide scale gathering of electonic data, including e-mails, of German citizens. Activists are demonstrating against the NSA in cities across Germany today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 27:  A participant holds a sign in support of former NSA employee Edward Snowden prior to a protest march in support of Snowden, Bradley Manning and against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The NSA scandal has been especially contentious in Germany after media reports claimed the NSA had conducted wide scale gathering of electonic data, including e-mails, of German citizens. Activists are demonstrating against the NSA in cities across Germany today.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 27: A participant holds a sign in support of former NSA employee Edward Snowden prior to a protest march in support of Snowden, Bradley Manning and against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The NSA scandal has been especially contentious in Germany after media reports claimed the NSA had conducted wide scale gathering of electonic data, including e-mails, of German citizens. Activists are demonstrating against the NSA in cities across Germany today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 27:  Activists demonstrate in support of former NSA employee Edward Snowden and U.S. soldier Bradley Manning while protesting against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The NSA scandal has been especially contentious in Germany after media reports claimed the NSA had conducted wide scale gathering of electonic data, including e-mails, of German citizens. Activists are demonstrating against the NSA in cities across Germany today.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

BERLIN, GERMANY - JULY 27: Activists demonstrate in support of former NSA employee Edward Snowden and U.S. soldier Bradley Manning while protesting against the electonic surveillance tactics of the NSA on July 27, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. The NSA scandal has been especially contentious in Germany after media reports claimed the NSA had conducted wide scale gathering of electonic data, including e-mails, of German citizens. Activists are demonstrating against the NSA in cities across Germany today. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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FORT MEADE, MD - JULY 30: U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning (R) is escorted by military police as arrives to hear the verdict in his military trial July 30, 2013 at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. Manning, who is charged with aiding the enemy and wrongfully causing intelligence to be published on the internet, is accused of sending hundreds of thousands of classified Iraq and Afghanistan war logs and more than 250,000 diplomatic cables to the website WikiLeaks while he was working as an intelligence analyst in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

US soldier Bradley Manning has been found not guilty of aiding the enemy after he leaked secret documents to Wikileaks.

But the 25-year-old was today found guilty of 19 lesser charges and could potentially face over 100 years in prison.

Manning was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.

Manning's sentencing hearing is set to begin tomorrow in Fort Meade, Maryland.

The Oklahoma soldier acknowledged giving the anti-secrecy website hundreds of thousands of battlefield reports, diplomatic cables and videos in early 2010.

Manning said he didn't believe the information would harm troops in Afghanistan and Iraq or threaten national security.

Leaked video included footage of a 2007 US Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad that killed at least nine men, including a Reuters news photographer and his driver.

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Manning said he sent the material to expose war crimes and deceitful diplomacy. In closing arguments last week, defence lawyer David Coombs portrayed Manning as a naive whistleblower who never intended for the material to be seen by the enemy. Manning claims he selected material that would not harm troops or national security.

Prosecutors called him an anarchist hacker and traitor who indiscriminately leaked classified information he had sworn to protect. They said Osama bin Laden obtained copies of some of the documents WikiLeaks published before he was killed in 2011.


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