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State Department Anxious About Possible Leak of Cables to Wikileaks




State Department Anxious About Possible Leak of Cables to Wikileaks
State Department Anxious About Possible Leak of Cables to Wikileaks



http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/state-department-anxious/ 

By Kim Zetter and Kevin Poulsen  
Threat Level
Wired.com
June 8, 2010

The State Department and personnel at U.S. embassies around the world 
are reportedly waiting anxiously to find out if an Army intelligence 
analyst was telling the truth when he boasted that he had supplied 
260,000 classified State Department diplomatic cables to the 
whistleblower site Wikileaks.

If Wikileaks has the secret documents and publishes them, the leak could 
not only expose damaging information about U.S. foreign policy and 
national security issues, but also expose embarrassing information about 
backroom diplomatic deals and U.S. attitudes toward foreign leaders . 
such as the opinions of U.S. ambassadors about the honesty, integrity, 
and strength and longevity of those leaders.

The concerns are reported in a story published at the Daily Beast that 
appears to confirm that alleged leaker Bradley Manning had access to the 
kinds of cables he recently discussed with a former hacker who turned 
him in to authorities.

As previously reported, Manning told ex-hacker Adrian Lamo that he had 
given 260,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables to Wikileaks, and said 
the documents exposed .almost-criminal political back dealings..

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