Neil Sheehan on Leaks and Wikileaks

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Former New York Times reporter Neil Sheehan—the man Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to—discusses Wikileaks' disclosure of the “Afghan War Logs” and how reporters handle sensitive government documents that have been passed their way.


Neil Sheehan

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dbmetzger from upper west side

One piece of evidence eroding our faith in the Afghan war from the recent wiki leaks was the number of civilian casualties not reported. Not good when the US/NATO strategy includes winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan civilian population. Here is a case in point.
Afghanistan's president says 52 civilians were killed in an attack by international forces. But the NATO-led force says a preliminary investigation has not revealed any civilian casualties. Al Jazeera's James Bays reports.
Of course there has been some criticism in the leaking of the non-top secret documents.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange defends his decision to release thousands of classified documents on the Afghan War.

Jul. 29 2010 12:51 PM
Opal from Upper West Side.

The Afghan was is more like WWII than the usual comparisons. Pearl Harbor/WTC plus attacks throughout the years all over the world from al Qaeda operating out of Afghanistan. These very dangerous people are out to destroy the West. I marched against the Vietnam War, I demonstrated against the most stupid Iraq War but they are different animals. Al Qaeda is like the Nazis and must be fought. It's a new kind of war and the West must find a new way to deal with it.

Jul. 29 2010 12:21 PM

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