The Pentagon is once again articulating its oft-cited trope that release of classified documents on the WikiLeaks website could endanger U.S. and allied troops and Iraqi civilians as the whistle-blower site prepares to publish even more classified files on the Iraq War. —JCL
The whistleblower website is thought to be about to post hundreds of thousands of US military files on the Iraq war.
Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the leak could have “very negative security implications”.
A US defence spokesman said the documents concerned “significant activities” reported by units.
The Pentagon has assembled a team of more than 100 analysts to prepare for the release of the documents, which was expected later on Friday.