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Wikileaks defies feds, releases Iraq war files

Wikileaks defied a series of increasingly stern warnings from the U.S. military and other government officials today by releasing a massive trove of secret documents from the Iraq war. Portions of the U.S. military reports, totaling nearly 400,000 classified documents,

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Pentagon’s Biggest Lie? “No Surprises” Expected from WikiLeaks

The pre-leak spin by the Pentagon is that they have already disclosed everything important that will be revealed in the next WikiLeaks document super-dump. Obama’s Pentagon apparently believes that Americans are as gullible – if not mutton-headed – as the

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Posted in Defense, DOD, Iraq, Military, Reports/Studies/Books, US Foreign Policy

Obama Admin. Urges Allies to Crack Down on WikiLeaks

The Obama administration has asked Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allies to consider criminal charges against Julian Assange for his Afghan war leaks. Philip Shenon reports. The Obama administration is pressing Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allied Western governments to

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Posted in Censorship, Defense, Freedom of speech, Journalism, Politics, Propaganda, Reports/Studies/Books

The New York Times and the Afghan documents

Julie Hyland The posting by WikiLeaks of some 92,000 secret documents on the Afghanistan war, together with the coverage of this material in the Guardian, the New York Times and Der Spiegel, has sparked widespread comparisons with the leaking nearly 40 years ago

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Posted in Afghanistan, Censorship, Op/Ed, Reports/Studies/Books

Wikileaks: Hundreds Of Afghanistan Civilians Killed By Coalition Forces

So this is what had the Wikileaks founder so jumpy. No wonder the government wanted to keep this under wraps: A huge cache of secret US military files today provides a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces

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Posted in Afghanistan, Attacks on Civilians, Journalism, Military, Reports/Studies/Books, Top Secret, War Crimes

Iraq War Vet: “We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us”

On Monday, April 5, Wikileaks.org posted video footage from Iraq, taken from a US military Apache helicopter in July 2007 as soldiers aboard it killed 12 people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news

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Posted in Attacks on Civilians, Bush Adminisration, Iraq War, Journalism, Military, US Foreign Policy, War Crimes, War on Terror

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