WikiLeaks Plans Release of State Department Cables

Pentagon warns Congress it could happen this week
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks in Geneva on Nov. 4.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Martial Trezzini)

(User Submitted) – A Pentagon email sent yesterday to Congressional Armed Services Committee members warned that WikiLeaks will soon release thousands of classified State Department cables. Coordinating the release with Wikileaks are the New York Times, the UK's Guardian and Germany's Der Spiegel, reports Bloomberg. These organizations also had advance notice of Wikileaks' release of Afghanistan and Iraq war documents on July 25 and October 22.

“State Department cables by their nature contain everyday analysis and candid assessments that any government engages in as part of effective foreign relations," said the email. "The publication of this classified information by WikiLeaks is an irresponsible attempt to wreak havoc and destabilize global security. It potentially jeopardizes lives.”

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