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Frontline Explores Life of Bradley Manning, Story Behind WikiLeaks

In the spring of 2010, more than 500,000 classified documents, including secret diplomatic cables and war logs from Iraq and Afghanistan, appeared on the WikiLeaks website in what was the largest intelligence breach in American history.

U.S. Army Intelligence Officer Bradley Manning remains incarcerated and stands accused of leaking the secret files and a controversial video to the whistle-blowing site.

Through a series of in-depth interviews with the people closest to Manning, Tuesday’s edition of Frontline tells the story of Manning and Internet activist Julian Assange, the other man at the center of the ongoing international uproar over state secrets, diplomacy and the role of the modern media.

Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Frontline producer and correspondent Martin Smith about what they discovered in reporting “WikiSecrets.”

Tune into Tuesday’s NewsHour broadcast for another excerpt of “WikiSecrets.” Watch Frontline’s full special report Tuesday evening on most PBS stations.

Follow Hari on Twitter. This video was edited by Justin Scuiletti.

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