Pentagon prepares 400,000 Iraqi files to it on Wikileaks

>> Monday, October 18, 2010

A group of 120 people was formed to investigate the possible impact and damage of disclosure documents, which promises to be the recent release of more than 70,000 U.S. classified military files to eclipse the war in Afghanistan to evaluate.

Col. Dave Lapan, spokesman for the Pentagon, said the timing of the leak is unclear, but the Defence Ministry was ready to dump paper as early as Monday or Tuesday.

A few new data said a "database reporting tactics" in Iraq that lists SIGACTS ("significant activities") related to major military operations, movement of personnel and tribal alliances with personalities and allies.

The news from Afghanistan in July asked, Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warns that Wikileaks U.S. soldiers and Afghan civilians employed with the NATO forces, as can kill documents contain the names.

The documents detailed concerns that the NATO intelligence services of Pakistan supported the Taliban fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan, they also exposed a growing number of Afghan civilians killed by coalition troops. The leak also explains in detail how to make a secret "black" special forces unit is allowed to hunt and to "capture or kill" Taliban leaders without trial.

But Robert Gates, defense secretary, said in a letter to the head of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, the leaking of confidential data from January 2004 to December 2009 revealed "sensitive intelligence sources methods.

He added that failure to submit the names of Afghans who support NATO could cause "significant harm or damage to the national security interests of the United States."

The investigation into the leak of war in Afghanistan has focused on Private Bradley Manning, who worked as an analyst for American military intelligence in Iraq. Manning has been arrested and charged with leaking classified a video of a helicopter attack that killed 2007 a dozen people in Iraq.

Julian Assange, 39, founded Wikileaks, an Australian, has accused the Pentagon to try the site, which bears the slogan to be destroyed. "We make our governments"

The site was four years ago launched and the positions of anonymous online leaks of secret information. The leaks have included members of the far-right British National Party and the e-mail account of Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska.

Juan Zarate, a former Bush administration counter terrorism official told CBS News that the actions of Wikileaks helped build mistrust of government among U.S. allies. "Can you trust the U.S. government not only information possessed, but, you know, keep it safe?

"Internally, it creates a cold in terms of information sharing within the U.S. government - between intelligence services and military, for example."
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