How could a lowly Pfc. breach military intelligence and, unnoticed, steal 260,000 State Department cables?
Pretty easily, it seems.
Private Manning appears to have exploited a security loophole to copy (100’s of) thousands of files onto compact discs over a six-month period.
Defense Department computers have their portals disabled to prevent the use of external memory devices, such as thumb drives, but the use of compact-disc devices was not banned.
Bradley is now the Poster Boy for ‘Don’t ask. Don’t tell.”