WikiLeaks US Embassy cables

Rachel McShelley

WikiLeaks has begun releasing diplomatic cables from US embassies around the world. Over the coming days WikiLeaks will publish abstracts of these diplomatic cables through a number of news platform, including The Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde, El Pais and Der Spiegel. WikiLeaks said the documents will be released in stages “over the next few months” to allow readers to digest them. The Guardian has live reactions to the release.

The initial releases have caused a diplomatic row in the US and abroad as they include revelations on the modus operandi of US foreign policies. US officials claim that the revelations “would jeopardize “our diplomats, intelligence professionals and people around the world who come to the United States for assistance in promoting democracy and open government.” However, a former British envoy to the US states that “this won’t restrain diplomats’ candour. But people will be looking at the security of electronic communication and archives. Paper would have been impossible to steal in these quantities”.

Al Jazeera reported that: “No one has been charged with providing the documents to WikiLeaks, but a person of interest in the Pentagon’s investigation is Private first class Bradley Manning, who was an US army intelligence analyst in Iraq when he was arrested by US authorities in early June and jailed in Kuwait”.

Manning currently faces four charges related to allegations that he released classified video showing a 2007 US Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, that killed several people. In addition to leaking the video, Manning reportedly claimed to have downloaded more than 150,000 diplomatic cables

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