Army Private Accused of WikiLeak Transfered to Virginia Brig

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a copy of a newspaper during a press conference

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Pfc. Bradley Manning has been accused of leaking classified material to secret-sharing site WikiLeaks, and has been transferred from Kuwait to a military brig in Virginia.

Manning, 22, has been charged with violating eight violations of the U.S. Criminal Code, according to CNN. He will remain in confinement until the Army decides whether he should face a military trial.

According to CNN’s source, Manning is accused of logging into a top-secret internet system that provides access to classified e-mails and documents.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan has seen its deadliest month for U.S. troops, with a death toll of 63 and climbing for July. So perhaps a document leak isn’t the biggest of the military’s problems.