WikiLeaks lists locations key to U.S. security
December 6th, 2010
11:11 AM ET

WikiLeaks lists locations key to U.S. security

WikiLeaks has published a secret U.S. diplomatic cable listing locations abroad that the U.S. considers vital to its national security, prompting criticism that the website is inviting terrorist attacks on American interests.

The list is part of a lengthy cable the State Department sent in February 2009 to its posts around the world. The cable asked American diplomats to identify key resources, facilities and installations outside the United States "whose loss could critically impact the public health, economic security, and/or national and homeland security of the United States."

The diplomats identified dozens of places on every continent, including mines, manufacturing complexes, ports and research establishments. CNN is not publishing specific details from the list, which refers to pipelines and undersea telecommunications cables as well as the location of minerals or chemicals critical to U.S. industry.


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  1. Nat

    Daniel: Sticks and stones!! play like a nice little left winger or you might get in trouble when u get home...

    December 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nat

    mom and dad might revoke ur computer rights daniel..

    December 6, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jim Brieske

    Assange has broken many laws regarding the making public of classified information during a time of war. People have been hanged for less in the past.
    Assange deserves the same. The sooner the better. This is just arrogant disgusting behavior by Assange who obviously hates the USA and her people.
    He is a punk and I would enjoy blowing his head off.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Okay

      Jim, you need a serious dose right between your eyes but they are too close together....

      December 6, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. phil

    That was a close call. For a minute there I thought wiki had disclosed the locations of our domestic water supplies. Lord know's what the terrorists would do with this information. They would poison our water if they knew where it was.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    Would you call for Assange's head on a platter if he wikileaked the locations of our domestic water supplies?

    December 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • TexVet

      go away you annoying troll

      December 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. phil

    We should all email Assange and make sure his wikileaks dosn't disclose the locations of our domestic water supplies Imagine if the terrorists knew where they were. Water is vital to national security ya know.

    December 6, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. 1414TP

    Id love for the govt to handle this in the way that Joe Pesce was handled in Goodfellas. let the govt take care of it, and provide only a simple explanation..."hes gone...and there was nothing we could do about it"

    December 6, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. our dirty little secrets

    Not sure who is worse, wikileaks or us for keeping these secrets?

    December 6, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • han

      Wikilinks. What business is for the ppl of this country what gov does, keep tabs on our allies and keep infomation on enemies as far as national security goes? A just postin a cable of places of importance is even more irresponsible. You ppl do realize for all wikilinks has done, they can simply play infomation broker to terrorist and such if they really wanted to. They don't care about what they do. The us needs to arrest him, freedom of the press doesn't mean to can a countries private infomation and potentially endanger lives

      December 6, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. wayne

    WikiLeaks is working for Al Qaeda!

    December 6, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. phil

    Assange isn't the whistleblower.

    December 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. phil

    I'd like a wikileak about what former presidents and congreemen said on their deathbeds. But then I'd have to wait for slick Willie Clinton and Dubya "shrub" Bush to die before it was revealed how close they really were. Ronnie Raygun probably revealed who murdered congressman larry McDonald just before he died. Richard Nixon's deathbed antics would be interesting. Lyndon B. Johnson's deathbed that would be revealing. Dwight D. Eisenhower probably admitted sending in the troops to protect his South American banana plantations on his deathbed. At any rate "there is nothing carefully concealed that is not fully revealed" we WILL know these things sooner or later. Killing Assange wouldn't even amount to a footnote in a war on truth.

    December 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ms. Anal Rectal

    Oops! sat too long and my wiki is leaking.

    December 7, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mark Shibboleth

    For some comic relief on this serious issue – follow the adventures of Slogan Logo and Mark Shibboleth as they try to solve the mystery of WikiLeaks. (some profanity)

    December 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. crazy

    No way a pvt in the army had access to diplomatic cables??

    December 8, 2010 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
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