Bradley Manning's birthday is today. He's 24 now, but faces a possible sentence of life in prison. The material he leaked included "a long-withheld video of American helicopters in Iraq fatally shooting people on the ground, two of whom turned out to be Reuters journalists, and gave it the title 'Collateral Murder.' as Scott Shane, NYT, wrote in his article below. He also mentioned another huge impact the cables had: "State Department officials have argued that the exposure hampered diplomacy by making valuable informants overseas reluctant to speak candidly. But Arab activists say the revelations of high-level corruption in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Yemen, among other countries, helped fuel the revolts that have transformed the region.
New York Times :: A defense lawyer for Bradley Manning, the Army private accused in the most famous leak of government secrets since the Pentagon Papers, began a frontal attack during Private Manning’s first court appearance here on Friday morning, claiming that the Army’s investigating officer at the evidentiary hearing was biased and should recuse himself from the case.
Continue to read Scott Shane, www.nytimes.com