On the Radar: Assange and WikiLeaks, 'don't ask, don't tell,' World Cup hosts
December 2nd, 2010
09:59 AM ET

On the Radar: Assange and WikiLeaks, 'don't ask, don't tell,' World Cup hosts

WikiLeaks cables -The United States scrambled to contain the fallout from the slow-motion leak of cables from its embassies worldwide Wednesday as new documents showed American diplomats casting a jaundiced eye toward corruption's grip on Russia. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally made "several dozen" calls to counterparts in other countries in an effort to mitigate the damage from WikiLeaks, a website that facilitates the anonymous leaking of secret information, a senior State Department official said.

As we continue to dig into the story we take a look at the secret life of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whether leaks threaten to wreck banks, who's who in the cables, and a court's decision to refuse to hear Assange's appeal on an arrest warrant for suspicion of rape and sexual molestation.

When WikiLeaks first caused an international uproar this summer by publishing reams of classified U.S. intelligence, possibly stolen by a 23-year-old soldier using a CD and a memory stick, the Pentagon pledged to fix loopholes in its computer systems. CNN's Ashley Fantz will be taking a look at where we are in that process.

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