Pentagon Issues Stern Warning To WikiLeaks

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After rumblings that WikiLeaks has some 15,000 documents on the war in Afghanistan in its reserves that it held back during the initial dump of materials, the Pentagon has warned the organization that if it plans to move ahead with publishing any of these outstanding documents, it would be “the height of irresponsibility.” Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell - who seems pretty fed up at this point - reiterated the government’s request for all classified material to be removed from the internet and returned to the government: "It is hard to believe anything WikiLeaks says, but our position on this matter should be well-known by now to everyone," said Morrell. "If they were to publish any additional documents after hearing our concerns about the harm it will cause our forces, our allies and innocent Afghan civilians it would be the height of irresponsibility. It would compound a mistake that has already put far too many lives at risk.”

Pentagon cautions WikiLeaks over new document dump [Reuters]