USA: Pentagon braces for more leaks
19 Oct 10

The Pentagon is preparing itself for the release of 400,000 intelligence files relating to the Iraq war. Following Wikileaks’ release of 77,000 files concerning operations in Afghanistan, the whistle-blowing site is believed to have gathered further documents from a database in Iraq. A Pentagon spokesman said an assembled team of 120 was scouring the files in an effort to discern the impact of the coming release. He also urged Wikileaks to return the documents to the US military. Wikileaks are again thought to be teaming up with The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and Newsweek for the release of the material. It is uncertain when the documents will be made available to the public.