I just took a second look at the BBC piece. Actually,Bradley Manning said "I am Chelsea Manning."
So it sounds like Manning thinks it's a done deal.
In this, Manning is wrong. As far as the Army is concerned he will remain Bradley Manning for the duration of his sentence. His cell mates, on the other hand, may be perfectly happy to treat him as Chelsea.
"It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan
What amazes me about snowden is that he was a whistleblower in freedom land and goes to find refuge in the aftermath in the land of Russia.
Well, goes to show you how much America has changed. Snowden I think did the right thing in letting the American public know just how much they're being spied on, and I can understand why he fled, but at the same time, Russia? Not cool man. Don't go running there.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu