Monday, July 26, 2010


Yesterday, WikiLeaks released 90,000 documents related to the war in Afghanistan (there's your summer reading). As the Pentagon begins reviewing the content of the documents to see if they are significant to our security, the question that I have is how do we not know this already? Why aren't intelligence documents graded for significance? We know that some will be leaked and made available to our adversaries, so it would make sense to grade the documents so that we can react quickly when they are leaked. But, I guess I just answered my own question. When does anything related to our intelligence agencies ever make any sense?

1. Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010. [WikiLeaks]
2. In disclosing secret documents, WikiLeaks seeks ‘transparency’. [The New York Times]
3. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: more revelations to come. [The Guardian]
4. Pentagon eyes accused analyst over WikiLeaks data. [The Wall Street Journal]

5. WikiLeaks: Why national security isn't Obama's biggest concern. [The Christian Science Monitor]
6. The Afghan War leaks: Few surprises, but some hard truths. [Time]
7. At least they know the war isn't going well. [The Economist]
8. WikiLeaks row is the last thing NATO needs. [BBC News]

9. WikiLeaks: Evidence of war crimes in Afghan docs. [CBS News]
10. Assessing WikiLeaks's raw data. [The Atlantic]
11. WikiLeaks' Afghan documents and me. [Mother Jones]
12. Why WikiLeaks still needs 'The New York Times'. [The New Republic]

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