U.S. Army Worried about Wikileaks

Wikileaks and the Zurich-based Bank Julia Baer; whistleblower case; U.S. district court judge orders Wikileaks domain host to block site Wikileaks/Keystone, A. Della Bella

A leaked U.S. Army intelligence report, classified as secret, says the Wikileaks Web site poses a significant "operational security and information security" threat to military operations.

Classified U.S. military information appearing on Wikileaks could "influence operations against the U.S. Army by a variety of domestic and foreign actors," says the report, prepared in 2008 by the Army Counterintelligence Center and apparently disclosed in its entirety on Monday.

The embarrassing twist: It was Wikileaks that published the 32-page document, but not before editor Julian Assange prepended a critique saying some details in the Army report were inaccurate and its recommendations flawed. Wikileaks previously disclosed thousands of pages of pager logs from September 11, 2001, and won a case in federal court in San Francisco, after Swiss bank Julius Baer attempted to pull the plug on the entire Web site.

You can read the full article at CNET News.com.
March 15, 2010
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