I'm sure that the DoD is quietly Thanking Manning, for some of the released information may be the only records of operations, while under both bushes, and what went on, especially for those in theater and seeking needed veterans care, that they've now got on the record! Historians and war colleges as well:
ProPublica and The Seattle Times Nov. 9, 2012 - Lost to History: Missing War Records Complicate Benefit Claims by Iraq, Afghanistan Veterans
"DeLara's case is part of a much larger problem that has plagued the U.S. military since the 1990 Gulf War: a failure to create and maintain the types of field records that have documented American conflicts since the Revolutionary War."
These present wars have yet to be paid for! Rubber stamping and rapid deficits rising started before 9/11 and continued with same for the wars. But especially in the early some six years of extremely little being added to the Veterans Administration budgets by those Congresses, and since obstructed by same war rubber stampers, as to the long term results of War, DeJa-Vu all over again.
"If military action is worth our troops' blood, it should be worth our treasure, too, not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013