The Defense Department has demanded WikiLeaks return all documents belonging to the Pentagon and delete any records of the documents, department spokesman Geoff Morrell said Thursday.
"We are asking them to do the right thing," Morrell said. "This is the appropriate course of action given the damage that has been done."
Morrell denied published claims that WikiLeaks has asked the Pentagon to review some 15,000 documents it has yet to publish from leaked Afghanistan military reports.
WikiLeaks reportedly has 91,000 United States documents about the Afghan conflict. About 76,000 of them were posted on the site last month in what has been called the biggest leak since the Vietnam War's Pentagon Papers.