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30rock Donating Member (115 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:57 PM
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Pentagon: undisclosed Wikileak documents 'potentially more explosive'
Source: Washington Post

Pentagon officials say they are sifting through 15,000 classified Afghanistan war documents for sensitive material that could harm troops or civilians--documents they believe the on-line site WikiLeaks has obtained and might disclose.

The records at issue contain material that is "potentially more explosive, more sensitive" than the information in the 77,000 Afghanistan field reports and assessments WikiLeaks put on-line last month in an effort to shed light on the U.S. military's war in Afghanistan, Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said.

A task force of more than 100 intelligence analysts have been sifting "around the clock" through all 91,000 records, looking for hundreds of key words, including the names of Afghan citizens, mosques and allies, in an effort to evaluate the danger caused by exposure, he said. "We have found many instances in which our allies or their forces are mentioned in these documents," and the U.S. military has then notified them as the case warrants, he said.

WikiLeaks posted the Afghan War Diaries in a database 17 days ago.

Read more: http://voices.washingtonpost.com/checkpoint-washington/...
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:13 PM
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1. "sensitive material that could harm troops"
What about bombs going off and bullets flying all around you 24/7?

-p
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:45 AM
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2. Reality: Our continued killing and illegal occupation 'guaranteed to be more explosive'
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