WikiLeaks Documents Show Stumbling War Effort in Afghanistan

The New York Times and two European newspapers published details of classified documents on the war in Afghanistan, released to them by free-information website WikiLeaks.

The over 90,000 reports portray a stumbling war effort in Afghanistan, with fraught relations between the United States and Pakistan over its relationship with the Taliban.

"It provides a whole map, if you like, through time, of what has happened during this war," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a TV interview, according to The Washington Post.

Assange founded WikiLeaks, a non-profit website, in 2007. The website describes itself as "uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis." Its most notable success was leaking a video showing U.S. military personnel killing civilians, including two Reuters journalists, in 2007.

Assange is a native of Australia. He attended 37 different schools as a child, moving frequently thanks to his parents' work in a touring theatre company, The Daily Telegraph reported. Assange has no home address, though he frequently is found in Iceland and Sweden, countries whose laws protect Internet privacy.

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We need people to let us know whats going on, the US is worried that its dirty secrets will come out. The people have a right to know and the only danger to the troops is that the US sent them to a useless war. DONT FORGET VIETNAM, the US took a lot of youmg men to death for nothing. DONT FORGET the loss of life in Vietnam,Laos and cambodia around 4 million. Vietnam is a country thats coming up no thanks to the USA. We need to stop these maniacs as there busy destroying the US, war does make a lot of people rich. Lets hope the madness ends and start to rebuild the USA.

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