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Chelsea Manning Talks National Security At SDSU

Chelsea Manning addresses an audience in Nantucket, Mass. on Sept. 17, 2017. ...

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Above: Chelsea Manning addresses an audience in Nantucket, Mass. on Sept. 17, 2017. Manning is a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst who spent time in prison for sharing classified documents.

Chelsea Manning Talks A.I. Activism At SDSU

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Chelsea Manning has emerged from court-martial, years of imprisonment and vicious criticism for everything from her Wikileaks disclosures to her gender transition. And she has not retreated into a quiet life.

Manning was convicted by court-martial in 2013 for leaking classified information about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as confidential U.S. Department of State messages. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison, but President Obama commuted her sentence in 2017.

Manning now is traveling the country as a public speaker. She is also running against U.S. Senator Ben Cardin in Maryland's Democratic primary. Manning is appearing at San Diego State University Monday night, giving a talk ranging from national security to resistance in the age of artificial intelligence.

Manning joins KPBS Midday Edition on Monday to explain what that resistance could look like and confronting criticism that she betrayed her country.

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