Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pentagon: Troops Can't Read WikiLeaks (but everyone else can)

"Any citizen, any foreign spy, any member of the Taliban, and any terrorist can go to the WikiLeaks website, and download detailed information about how the U.S. military waged war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009. Members of that same military, however, are now banned from looking at those internal military documents. “Doing so would introduce potentially classified information on unclassified networks,” according to one directive issued by the armed forces.

That cry you hear? It’s common sense, writhing in pain."
Read more in "Pentagon to Troops: Taliban Can Read WikiLeaks, You Can't", Danger Room Wired.com, August 6, 2010.

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