Read Manning and Assange’s chat logs from the weeks before ‘Collateral Murder’

Many of the details of the chats between WikiLeaks head Julian Assange and Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning have been dissected in court and the public eye, but from a series of trial documents, Wired has unearthed a copy of long IM conversations between the two in March of 2010, just before the release of the “Collateral Murder” video. The chat logs between Manning and a “Nathaniel Frank” (believed to be an alias of Assange) reveal political pontification, emoticons, and terse strategizing about leaks that would soon put both Manning and Assange at the center of a political firestorm.

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