Afghanistan war logs

Leaked - the Afghan War Logs

The Guardian, July 25 2010
with David Leigh

A huge cache of secret US military files today provides a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, Taliban attacks have soared and Nato commanders fear neighbouring Pakistan and Iran are fuelling the insurgency.

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Revealed: secret US assassination squad

The Guardian, July 25 2010

Behind a screen of misinformation, the Nato coalition in Afghanistan have been using an undisclosed 'black' unit of special forces, Task Force 373, to hunt down targets for death or detention without trial. Details of more than 2,000 senior figures from the Taliban and al Qaeda are held on a 'kill or capture' list', known as Jpel, the Joint Prioritised Effects List.

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The Guardian, Wikileaks and the war logs

The Guardian, July 25 2010

The Americans have known for weeks that they have suffered a haemorrhage of secret information on a scale which makes even the leaking of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam war look small by comparison.

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Profile of Assange

The Guardian, July 25 2010

Julian Assange is self-consciously an individual. He thinks in his own way, primarily as a physicist, having studied pure maths and physics at university in Australia where he grew up.

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