WikiLeaks has dropped another bombshell on the world. this time releasing into the wild “The Afghan War Diary“, some 92,000 classified reports about the war in Afghanistan.
The Afghan War Diary is the most significant archive about the reality of war to have ever been released during the course of a war. The deaths of tens of thousands is normally only a statistic but the archive reveals the locations and the key events behind each most of these deaths. We hope its release will lead to a comprehensive understanding of the war in Afghanistan and provide the raw ingredients necessary to change its course.
The war is going great, if you’re into the fact that the Taliban is still operating at full force and we’re paying Pakistan to fund them.
This latest leak comes just one month after WikiLeaks’ Collateral Murder video sent shock waves across the country.
The New York Times has this to say about the newly-leaked documents:
The documents — some 92,000 reports spanning parts of two administrations from January 2004 through December 2009 — illustrate in mosaic detail why, after the United States has spent almost $300 billion on the war in Afghanistan, the Taliban are stronger than at any time since 2001.
As the new American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus, tries to reverse the lagging war effort, the documents sketch a war hamstrung by an Afghan government, police force and army of questionable loyalty and competence, and by a Pakistani military that appears at best uncooperative and at worst to work from the shadows as an unspoken ally of the very insurgent forces the American-led coalition is trying to defeat.
The picture painted by these new documents is bleak, indeed. Head over to WikiLeaks here to see all the gory details for yourself.
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