Editor's note: More: The Army's decision to greenlight hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning is a first for the US military, USA Today reports. The military does not allow transgendered individuals to serve. Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, announced in August 2013 that she planned to live as a woman. Manning is serving a 35-year prison sentence for leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. - Jimmy
Pentagon press secretary confirms Secretary Hagel approved request to evaluate treatment options for inmates diagnosed with gender dysphoria; 'no decision to transfer Private Manning to a civilian detention facility has been made' - @NBCNews
US Army Private Bradley Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatically sensitive items, including Iraq and Afghanistan war logs, State Department cables and a classified military video of a 2007 American helicopter attack in Iraq that killed 11 men, including a Reuters news photographer and his driver.
After his sentencing, Manning asked said he is female and wanted to known as Chelsea Manning