Something That Begins With 'Wiki' At Fault for Military Failings, Apparently
The Pentagon really, really, really hates Wikileaks, a website devoted to publishing internal documents. Also, it thinks they might be funded by the CIA, and is generally a threat to America's safety. They released an entire report on it in 2008. Maybe it's got something to do with the leak of internal documents that detailed the abuse at Guantanamo Bay. Or that they're publishing weapons documentation and military strategy plans. Or maybe it's because branches of government like the Pentagon aren't huge fans of Amnesty International, who gave them an award last year. Wikileaks even pissed off the governments of North Korea and Thailand! All of which goes without saying, this will only make people want to read Wikileaks even more. [NYT]
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