Pentagon Braced for the Release of 400,000 Iraq Files on Wikileaks

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10-18-2010 04:35 AM
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'A task force of 120 people has been assembled to assess the potential implications and damage of the disclosure of the documents, which promises to eclipse the recent release of more than 70,000 classified US military files on the Afghanistan war.

Col. Dave Lapan, the Pentagon spokesman, said the timing of the leak remained unclear but the Defence Department was ready for a document dump as early as Monday or Tuesday.'

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No Wikileaks release Monday: spokesman

AFP
Oct 18, 2010

Pentagon asks media not to publish documents

REYKJAVIK — An Icelandic spokesman for WikiLeaks said the whistleblowing website would not publish some 400,000 secret military reports on the Iraq war on Monday, but would make new documents public “very soon.”

“There are rumours that have been floating around for some time, there is nothing you can do about it, they’re obviously not correct. I can confirm that there’s nothing coming out today,” Kristinn Hrafnsson told AFP.

“I can say with certainty that WikiLeaks will publish something very soon,” the close collaborator of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange added.

“We don’t comment on what we are working on and don’t give any exact dates,” he said.

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