Big news today. The whistleblower website WikiLeaks has released around 92,000 classified reports from Afghanistan that detail hundreds of civilian deaths, every logged IED (improvised explosive device) incident over five years, and growing suspicions among NATO forces that Pakistan and Iran are aiding the Taliban insurgency.
Wikileaks obtained the data, covering the time period from January 2004 to December 2009, from an anonymous source. Several weeks ago, WikiLeaks gave advance access to the leaks to the New York Times, the Guardian, and der Spiegel. WikiLeaks informed those papers that it would post the reports, with possibly threatening information redacted, today.
The WikiLeaks Founder, Julian Assange, was purportedly the subject of a so-called "manhunt" by American authorities aiming to shut down his website. He also says he's gotten a lot of leaks on the BP disaster, but hasn't been able to publish them for lack of funds and resources. This TED talk is worth watching:
Speaking of BP, CEO Tony Hayward is reportedly on the way out.
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