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Wikileaks Compromise U.s. Security

Wikileaks compromises U.S. security and allow access to 90,000 U.S. Military records.  Late Sunday, July 25, 2010, the White House condemed the documents covering governmental operations from January 2004 until December 2009.  President Obama's national security advisor, Marine General James L. Jones called the "disclosure of classified information" a direct and immediate threat to the security of Americans and U.S. allies.  Administrative officials have not confirmed or denied if the WikiLeaks documents are "authentic." 


Correlations between casualties from the war in Afghanistan and actions taken by President Obama are among the items made public by WikiLeaks.  In addition, international governmental misconduct, "whistleblowing" unethical business dealings, human rights violations, and even health records are readily available by non-profit group of journalists whose mission is to inform the public.  WikiLeaks operates through "snail" mail from countries in Sweden and Iceland after verifying authenticity of the stories it posts.  Supporters find founder Julian Assange a "people's hero."  Critics find Wikileaks a group of "dangerous troublemakers" and claim that the information risks the operations and security of officials and citizens across the globe. 


Many news organizations, including the New York Times, London's The Guardian, and German magazine Der Spieg have refused to make details from WikiLeak documents public.  


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