WikiLeaks Dumps 90,000 Disturbing Afghan War Documents, Hilarity Does Not Ensue
The incendiaries at WikiLeaks have once again caused quite a stir, this time releasing tens of thousands of documents related to the Afghan war that yours truly hasn't had a chance to slog through. Almost as interesting as the documents themselves, the release demonstrated a unique method of cross-checking WikiLeaks' own investigative efforts by handing the documents over to three news organizations in advance of the release.
Americans fighting the war in Afghanistan have long harbored strong suspicions that Pakistan’s military spy service has guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand, even as Pakistan receives more than $1 billion a year from Washington for its help combating the militants, according to a trove of secret military field reports made public Sunday.
The documents, made available by an organization called WikiLeaks, suggest that Pakistan, an ostensible ally of the United States, allows representatives of its spy service to meet directly with the Taliban in secret strategy sessions to organize networks of militant groups that fight against American soldiers in Afghanistan, and even hatch plots to assassinate Afghan leaders.
The documents in question may be found via WikiLeaks here and will eventually be placed on a dedicated page at http://wardiary.wikileaks.org. The organization has not released all related documents because "putting them out immediately could cause harm," said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.