WikiLeaks to Pentagon: More on the Way

Undeterred Assange to release 15K remaining docs
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 14, 2010 8:38 AM CDT
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces the media during a debate in London on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. Assange said his organization is preparing to release the rest of the Afghan war documents it has.   (MAX NASH)

(Newser) – Julian Assange thumbed his nose at the Pentagon today, telling reporters in Stockholm that WikiLeaks is about halfway through a "line-by-line" review of its remaining 15,000 pages of documents, and will soon release them. "This organization will not be threatened by the Pentagon or any other group," Assange said. "We proceed cautiously and safely with this material."

"Innocent parties who are under reasonable threat" would be redacted, Assange said, though the Pentagon has warned that information from the remaining documents could be even more damaging than the initial release. Wikileaks was pummeled by several human rights groups for its "incredible irresponsibility" in releasing the first wave of documents, reports the AP.

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