WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Bradley Manning, the U.S.
soldier sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest
breach of classified documents in the nation’s history, said on
Thursday he is female and wants to live as a woman named
Manning received the sentence on Wednesday for giving more
than 700,000 secret files, videos and diplomatic cables to
WikiLeaks. His lawyers had argued the former Army intelligence
analyst suffered a sexual identity crisis when he leaked the
files while serving in Iraq in 2009 and 2010.