Pentagon Asks Media Not to Publish WikiLeaks' Iraq Files

Pushes against distribution of war material
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 18, 2010 1:35 PM CDT
Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks during a joint new conference with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, not seen, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, at NATO headquarters in Brussels.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, Pool)
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(Newser) – The Defense Department is asking media organizations not to publish or post on websites classified US war files released by WikiLeaks. The department has been bracing for a possible leak of as many as many as 400,000 documents from a military database on the Iraq war. The documents are mostly field reports, summarizing actions taken by troops and intelligence gathered. Click here for more what might be in the files.
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