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The Afghan War Diary on WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks on July 26 5pm EST released over 75,000 secret US military reports covering the war in Afghanistan. “The Afghan War Diary an extraordinary secret compendium of over 91,000 reports covering war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. The reports describe majority of lethal military actions involving US military.”

The full suite of documents was provided to three news organizations: The New York Times, Britain’s The Guardian, and Germany’s Der Spiegel were given access provided they didn’t report on the contents until July 25th. They include number of persons internally stated to be killed, wounded, or detained during each action, together with precise geographical location of each event, and military units involved and major weapon systems used.

Government officials came down hard on the site, calling its activities “irresponsible.” “Wikileaks made no effort to contact us about these documents — the United States government learned from news organizations that these documents would be posted,” National Security Advisor General James Jones said on White House website.

More Info: The Afghan War Diary on WikiLeaks

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