FORT MEADE, Md. - One of the most famous leakers of U.S. secrets says Bradley Manning is "one more casualty of a horrible, wrongful war" and did not deserve any prison time.
Daniel Ellsberg is the defence analyst who in 1971 leaked the secret history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam to The New York Times and other newspapers.
Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for giving military and diplomatic secrets to WikiLeaks.
Ellsberg told The Associated Press by telephone that Manning will always be an inspiration of civil and moral courage to truth tellers.
He called the prosecutor's demand for 60 years "vicious" but said the judge's ruling was much better.
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