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Oct 16, 2010
Afghan War Diary: Biggest leak in US. History
On 26th July 2010, Wikileaks raised the curtain on 90,000 classified military documents pertaining to the Afghan War. Wikileaks exposed documents on battlefield and intelligence reports that had been compiled by different military units from January 2004 to December 2009. This huge cache of military files revealed a devastating portrait of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. In addition, it indicated that there were hundreds of unreported civilian casualties by coalition forces. The release of such top secret information has, and will continue to invariably impact the U.S. mission in Afghanistan and will also have repercussions on relations between Afghanistan and its immediate neighbors, specifically Pakistan and Iran. Additionally the subject of civilian casualties as leaked in the documents could also result in public outrage domestically and consequently act to further embed the Taliban’s war efforts.(Full Artical,file type (Pdf) 110 KB )
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