"...a whole lot of information got out with pretty little effect."
October 21, 2010 7:46 AM Subscribe
infrastructure is currently under attack.
Project BO move to coms channel S.
This cryptic message
, posted to WikiLeaks twitter
account yesterday, comes ahead of the imminent release of more than 400,000 "mostly" low-level documents related to the Iraq war. Wikileaks.org
currently reports that the site is down for scheduled maintainance.
Earlier this year the Pentagon assembled a 120-person Information Review Task Force both to review the Afghan War Diary released by WikiLeaks, and to identify and potentially warn Iraqis and others mentioned by name within the reports.
Today, the Wall Street Journal
reports that the initial release had proven “far less damaging than initially feared”. "There were some lives directly affected," said a military officer. "But a whole lot of information got out with pretty little effect." In a letter dated August 16th and recently disclosed to CNN, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates confirmed that while "the initial assessment in no way discounts the risk to national security," the leak "has not revealed any sensitive intelligence sources and methods compromised by the disclosure