Wikileaks release Afghan 'war logs' in co-operation with mainstream media
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
WikiLeaks has released a mass of "secret" material from the United States' involvement in Afghanistan in the five years from 2004 to 2009.
The material was scrutinised in co-operation with the main stream newspapers The Guardian and The New York Times, and the German magazine Der Spiegel, who cross-referenced the leaked documents with published material to check the veracity of the material.
The material makes explicit the accusation that the Taliban is receiving support including man portable anti-aircraft missiles from Iran, and Pakistan. However, despite being condemned by the authorities in the United States, commentators have said that nothing in the released material would come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the war.
- "Afghanistan, the war logs" — The Guardian, July 25, 2010
- Mark Mazzetti,Jane Perlez, Eric Schmitt, Andrew W. Lehren. "The war logs" — The New York Times, July 25, 2010
- Matthias Gebauer, John Goetz, Hans Hoyng, Susanne Koelbl, Marcel Rosenbach, Gregor Peter Schmitz. "The Afghanistan protocol" — Der Spiegel, July 25, 2010