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WikiLeaks to Pentagon: More on the Way

Undeterred Assange to release 15K remaining docs

(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,... More »

Rights Groups Urge WikiLeaks to Censor Names

'There was no consideration about civilian lives'

(Newser) - WikiLeaks has won praise from human rights groups in the past but now several have added their voices to those criticizing its leak of classified Afghanistan war records. A coalition of rights groups has written to founder Julian Assange, urging him to remove the names of Afghan civilians from the... More »

Pentagon to Wikileaks: We Want Our Files Back

Site needs to 'do the right thing' and return military records

(Newser) - Instead of asking the Pentagon to help scrub names from Afghanistan war records, Wikileaks should be handing back those records to their rightful owner without delay, the Pentagon says. "The only acceptable course is for Wikileaks to take steps to immediately return all versions of all of those documents,... More »

WikiLeaks Wants Pentagon Help Scrubbing Docs

Site asks for military help in making documents safe to publish

(Newser) - WikiLeaks—apparently heeding warnings it may have blood on its hands because of leaked Afghan documents—wants the Pentagon's help in scrubbing names from its next batch. The site has held back 15,000 more classified reports and it wants defense officials to help review them so they can be... More »

WikiLeaks May Have Blood on Its Hands: Mullen

Gates, Mullen warn Afghan leak will do great harm to US, allies

(Newser) - Julian Assange et al "might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family," because of the massive leak of Afghan war records, Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen told reporters at the Pentagon yesterday. Mullen and Defense Secretary Robert... More »

Feds Hunting Wikileaker's Accomplices

They think he must have had civilian helpers

(Newser) - Federal investigators say Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning must have had civilian accomplices who helped him turn over Afghan war secrets to Wikileaks, and they've expanded their investigation to find them, reports the Daily Beast . Manning had direct access to classified documents concerning only the Iraq war, and Adrian Lamo,... More »

WikiLeaks Revelations: Don't Hate, Congratulate

Website's motivations don't matter; full disclosure does

(Newser) - The inevitable backlash over the information in the WikiLeaks documents completely misses the point, writes the LA Times editorial board. "WikiLeaks and its media colleagues appear to have behaved thoughtfully," and "what motivates WikiLeaks to post classified material is barely even interesting, much less important." In... More »

White House Scrambles to Downplay Afghan Leak

Administration stresses files date to Bush era

(Newser) - White House officials on damage control after the massive leak of Afghan war records on Wikileaks are stressing that most of the records date from the Bush administration, and all of them predate President Obama's December 2009 shift in strategy. The leaked records back up Obama's decision to boost troop... More »

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