The Pentagon attempted to reassert control in its power struggle with WikiLeaks on Thursday by demanding that the online whistle-blower relinquish about 15,000 unreleased Afghan war records and delete information already posted to the site — what the Pentagon calls “doing the right thing” in this case. –KA


“We are asking them to do the right thing,” said Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell in asking WikiLeaks to hand over the U.S. documents and delete material it had put on the Internet.

“We hope they will honor our demands,” he told reporters, adding that the only rightful owner of all the classified material in WikiLeaks possession was the U.S. government.

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