The Motive Behind Whistle Blower Prosecutions
One of the more flamboyant aspects of the Bradley Manning arrest was
the claim that he had leaked to WikiLeaks 250,000 pages of "diplomatic
cables." Those were the documents which anonymous government officials
pointed to when telling The Daily Beast's Philip Shenon that the leaks "could do serious damage to national security."
Most commentary on the Manning case has tacitly assumed that the
leaking of "diplomatic cables"