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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange interrogated by police over molestation allegation

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been interrogated by police in Sweden, where he is facing molestation allegations, his lawyer said Tuesday, adding he expected the charges to be dropped. Leif Silbersky, one of Sweden’s top defence attorneys, said police had questioned his client in his presence for about an hour…

Petraeus hedges on Afghan withdrawal

The new head of US forces in Afghanistan is reserving the right to back away from the July, 2011, deadline set by the Obama administration to begin withdrawal of US forces. Gen. David Petraeus, who took over as commander of the Afghanistan war effort from Gen. Stanley McChrystal last month,…

Wikileaks brushes off US complaints, promises more leaked documents

BERLIN — The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks said it will continue to publish more secret files from governments around the world despite U.S. demands to cancel plans to release classified military documents. “I can assure you that we will keep publishing documents — that’s what we do,” a WikiLeaks spokesman, who…

Germany gave assassination list to secret US unit

The German government supplied a secret Pentagon task force with names of Taliban leaders that the US then could target for assassination, documents show. Buried in the 92,000 pages of documents released by the Web site Wikileaks is evidence that show the German government abetted a secret program to kill…

A reading list to help understand Wikileaks’ ‘War Logs’

This morning, The New York Times, England’s The Guardian and Germany’s Der Spiegel published reports on what’s been termed the “War Logs”—nearly 92,000 documents about the war in Afghanistan made public by WikiLeaks. To put the leaked documents in context, we pulled together some of the best, past reporting on the main themes in…

‘Snitch’ hacker: ‘War logs’ leaker didn’t act alone

Perhaps ABC News is upset that this leak didn’t go to them. After all, the past few years have been good for ABC News when it comes to leaks: the network has profited from former Republican Congressman Mark Foley’s explicit email logs and countless terror-related stories. But Monday morning, ABC’s…

US documents leaked online give inside look at war

Update: Daniel Ellsberg says first leak in forty years “of the scale of the Pentagon Papers” The US government’s most notorious — but also decorated — whistleblower believes that the Wikileaks war logs drop is the biggest leak to emerge in over forty years. Daniel Ellsberg, a former military analyst…

Leaked documents claim Pakistan’s ISI directing Afghan insurgency

The United States on Sunday denounced the release of documents that allegedly show Pakistan’s military spy service is guiding the Afghan insurgency, a White House official said. “The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organizations which could put the lives of Americans and our…

Update: Wikileaks ‘confirms’ it has video of US massacre in Afghanistan

The whistleblower website that posted video of a US Army helicopter firing on unarmed civilians and killing two Reuters employees is ready to do it again, its founder says. (A screenshot of the clip appears at right; video available at this link.) Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange says he has obtained…

Daniel Ellsberg fears a US hit on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Update: A New York Times article Saturday notes, “In 17 months in office, President Obama has already outdone every previous president in pursuing leak prosecutions.” Scott Shane reports for the Times that the “Obama administration is proving more aggressive than the Bush administration in seeking to punish unauthorized leaks” and…

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