The whistleblower organization Wikileaks has published millions of classified documents.The exposure of confidential information has provided a unique insight into government,agency and military policy. One reaction has been to label Wikileaks and their supporterslawbreakers. In spite of this judgment s
upporters of Wikileaks’ attack against confidentiality
continue to grow.This study analyzes the moral dilemma that Bradley Manning was confronted with whenhaving access to top secret databases that contained thousands of reports of war crimes. Inaddition, the roles of different actors such as the US military, US government, andmainstream media will be discussed ethically. Have the different institutions fulfilled theirmoral responsibility to their people?