Wikileaks Afghan war diary

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Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010 - WikiLeaks


WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary (AWD), an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related detail.

The document collection will shortly be available on a dedicated webpage.

The reports cover most units from the US Army with the exception of most US Special Forces' activities. The reports do not generally cover top-secret operations or European and other ISAF Forces operations.

We have delayed the release of some 15,000 reports from the total archive as part of a harm minimization process demanded by our source. After further review, these reports will be released, with occasional redactions, and eventually, in full, as the security situation in Afghanistan permits.

The wiki guy

Afghan leak: Wikileaks Julian Assange tells all - Channel 4 News

The guy who apparently leaked it all......does his mum know he's out
U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe | Threat Level | Wired.com



OUCH!!
 
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Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010 - WikiLeaks


WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary (AWD), an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.

The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related detail.

The document collection will shortly be available on a dedicated webpage.

The reports cover most units from the US Army with the exception of most US Special Forces' activities. The reports do not generally cover top-secret operations or European and other ISAF Forces operations.

We have delayed the release of some 15,000 reports from the total archive as part of a harm minimization process demanded by our source. After further review, these reports will be released, with occasional redactions, and eventually, in full, as the security situation in Afghanistan permits.

Afghan leak: Wikileaks Julian Assange tells all - Channel 4 News

OUCH!!
Ah yes--that wholly apolitical and neutral crusader Mr. Assange. We are indeed fortunate to have such a dedicated man looking out for us.
 
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Like or lump his politics try sticking 91,000 after action reports back in the box!!!

You'd be wise getting yourself a very thick pair of asbestos oven gloves
 
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Like or lump his politics try sticking 91,000 after action reports back in the box!!!

You'd be wise getting yourself a very thick pair of asbestos oven gloves
;-) Not my problem any more-I just hope it doesn't help Terry too much but for some reason I doubt Mr. Assange and his supporters are all that worried about that.
 
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You know, I read the story about this kid that leaked the information. Some people think he's a hero. I think he's a moron. You want people to know, fine. Take the information, secure it, put it away until *after* the goddamn war is over and don't spill it during ongoing operations.

I would think that treason may be a good charge for what he did, or espionage for that matter. Either way, I think they are going to send a strong signal to anyone else thinking of doing what that kid did.
 
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You know, I read the story about this kid that leaked the information. Some people think he's a hero. I think he's a moron. You want people to know, fine. Take the information, secure it, put it away until *after* the goddamn war is over and don't spill it during ongoing operations.

I would think that treason may be a good charge for what he did, or espionage for that matter. Either way, I think they are going to send a strong signal to anyone else thinking of doing what that kid did.
He's Australian...I don't think you can pin a treason charge on him.
 
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He's crossed the line this time.
It's not just a matter of leaking 'sensational' gunship vid, this has a direct effect on opsec.
There should be a legal way of extraditing him stateside.
Also, there should be a way in which the newly announced cyber command can shut down his servers in Scandinavia.
The only useful outcome could be a more balanced & tougher approach with ISI.
DC can no longer credibly deny what has been a dysfunctional relationship since the early 80s.
 
#9
He's Australian...I don't think you can pin a treason charge on him.
In that case, summary execution will do.

It's not as though anyone will object.
 
#11
Little prick will have totally****ed up the AUSCANUKUS stuff and for what? Nothing, I hope they ship him off to Uncle Sam
 
#12
The site is unreachable this morning. Looks like the spooks have done their job well!!
 
#13
try the Guardian, NY Times (sure to cheer up JJH) or Der Spiegel websites, it's pretty much all there. TBH, even as a mildly interested on-looker, there is not a lot there that surprises me (in broad brush strokes). Yes, some of the fine detail raised my eyebrows, but is any serious military observer surprised that we have conflicted Int, we're using UCAVs lots, that SF seem to have a life of their own*, that unfortunately we've mis-ID'd the En, that the En aren't just going to lie there and take a pounding from the air without try to buy some SAM?

Unfortunately, I've no doubt this will become a cause celebre amongst people such as Phil Shiner; but that is life when we work in a democracy!



*Well done the Rock-Apes for shooting at a US SF Operator!
 
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IIRC, unsecured computers that allowed him to burn to CD, DVD and via USB ports. Seriously, it's not hard to cruise around a network and find stuff like this. An age old problem of accessability vs security.....
 
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As a western taxpayer, I can't help wondering why so many of the people who are supposed to be defending my 'freedom' seem to hate the concept so much.
I was thinking the same myself... though realistically how much useful Int is there in these docs for Terry?
 
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As a western taxpayer, I can't help wondering why so many of the people who are supposed to be defending my 'freedom' seem to hate the concept so much.
I know. But I don't think they're representative of ARRSE. Lots of clever patriots here too.

When a democracy's fighting an unpopular war, a point is reached when public pressure becomes too great and politicians are forced to cut and run or do a deal.

It's possible the release by Wikileaks of a massive cache of secret US military files relating to the war in Afghanistan may be such a tipping point. It certainly moves the West in that direction.

There's an historical precedent in the Pentagon Papers, leaked to the New York Times in 1971. They revealed the US government had been carpet bombing Cambodia, conducting coastal raids on North Vietnam, and generally lying, outrageously, to the US public who was funding the war and providing the young men. Richard Nixon never really recovered.

Everyone knows the war in Afghanistan is dirty, with nervous troops liable to open fire on civilians in a nanosecond, fearing a suicide attack. Women and children are butchered when missiles are fired into compounds from drones controlled from the Nevada desert. Shepherds attending wedding parties may have 500lb bombs dropped on them for good measure.

Yet the public's been lied to, lied to and lied to. Everyone knows that too but these papers provide the proof. It's that confirmation, from the horse's mouth, which may be the most damaging.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a legacy of the Bush and Blair administrations, have also done great harm to British political life.

A generation of young British Muslims has been radicalised.

A reforming government, elected with such high hopes in 1997, was dragged through the dirt.

Authoritarian laws, attacking the great British traditions of tolerance, no detention without trial, innocent until proved guilty by a jury in open court, have been subverted – by the very people who should be protecting them – under cover of a pack of lies.

And all the while Osama bin Laden, sitting in a cave, has been punching the air and roaring with laugher as the West's useful idiots do his work for him.

Well done Wikileaks. Osama won't be happy today.

U.S. military records on Afghan war published by wikileaks
 
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