7,631. 10/22/2010

“A grim picture of the US and Britain’s legacy in Iraq has been revealed in a massive leak of American military documents that detail torture, summary executions and war crimes. Almost 400,000 secret US army field reports have been passed to the Guardian and a number of other international media organisations via the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks [on October 22, 2010]. The electronic archive is believed to emanate from the same dissident US army intelligence analyst who earlier this year is alleged to have leaked a smaller tranche of 90,000 logs chronicling bloody encounters and civilian killings in the Afghan war. …WikiLeaks says it is posting online the entire set of 400,000 Iraq field reports–in defiance of the Pentagon.”

 – Nick Davies, Jonathan Steele, and David Leigh, “Iraq War Logs: Secret Files Show How US Ignored Torture,” The Guardian, Oct. 22, 2010

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