US bracing for major leak of secret Iraq war files
POSTED: Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 10:52pm
UPDATED: Friday, October 22, 2010 - 12:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is bracing for the
disclosure by the WikiLeaks website of a vast cache of secret U.S.
Iraq war documents that could throw a light on some of the darkest
episodes of the war.
The self-described whistle-blower website is expected to post up
to 400,000 documents online this week after having shared them in
advance with several news organizations.
It would be the second major release of classified U.S. war
reports by WikiLeaks in the past four months.
In July, despite objections by the U.S. government, the
international anti-secrecy group posted nearly 77,000 documents
from the Afghan conflict on its website.
Together, the two sets of disclosures would represent a massive
breach of U.S. information security.