July 25th, 2010
08:47 PM ET

WikiLeaks posts alleged Afghan war documents

A whistleblower website has published what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year.

The first-hand accounts are the military's own raw data on the war, including numbers killed, casualties, threat reports and the like, according to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.org, which published the material Sunday.

"It is the total history of the Afghan war from 2004 to 2010, with some important exceptions - U.S. Special Forces, CIA activity, and most of the activity of other non-U.S. groups," Assange said.

CNN has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the documents.

The Department of Defense will not comment on them until the Pentagon has had a chance to look at them, a Defense official told CNN.

National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones issued a statement Sunday calling the documents' release "irresponsible."

"The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organizations which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk, and threaten our national security," the statement said.

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  1. Thinker

    It has been 9 years since the US forces started their efforts in Afghanistan.
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that in 9 years the taliban should have exhausted their ammunition. Since they are still fighting with guns and bullets it is evident that someone is supplying them ammunition. The supplier for sure is Pakistan; US intelligence agencies and government know that but have failed to address the issue and have thus endangered lives of numerous coalition soldiers.

    July 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ronlargent

    So, is "this just in" an official publication of CNN....or just another blog page?

    July 26, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |