Combined Information Data Network Exchange

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Combined Information Data Network Exchange, or CIDNE, is a computer system used by the US Military.[1] It is used to collect tactical information from troops.[2][3]

In 2010 US Army Private Chelsea Manning (then known as Bradley) was accused by the US government of giving out information from CIDNEI and CIDNEA (CIDNE Iraq and CIDNE Afghanistan) to persons not entitled to receive it, in violation of various US laws (and by inclusion, portions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice).[4][5] Numerous media have reported that these are the documents contained in WikiLeaks' publication of Afghan War documents and Iraq war documents.[2][3]

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  1. ^ CIDNE®, Intelligent Software Solutions, retr Sep 2011
  2. ^ a b The Wiki leak is more and less important than you think, Joshua Foust, PBS, July 26, 2010, retr Sep 2011
  3. ^ a b How Manning Stole The Cables Archived 2012-03-15 at the Wayback Machine by Nick Dubaz on November 30, 2010, (website of Christopher Albon) retr Sep 2011
  4. ^ US Army, MDW, OSJA, HQ CMD BN, USA (2011-03-01). "Charge Sheet of Bradley E. Manning (Additional)" (PDF). New York Times.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ US Army HHC, 2d BCT, 10th MTN Div (LI) (2010-07-05). "Charge Sheet of Bradley E. Manning" (PDF). maint: multiple names: authors list (link)