More Wiki-leaks To Come?July 31, 2010 - 1:46 PM | by: Molly Henneberg
What other classified US military documents might be posted on the internet?
Julian Assange, the founder of the website, Wikileaks, says there will be more, posted within weeks.
Wikileaks initially posted more than 91-thousand documents, mostly intelligence reports relating to Afghanistan.
Assange told NBC that this has “emboldened” others to come forward with more documents, including details of “internal abuses,” including sexual abuse, within the US military.
The Obama Administration has called the leaks damaging, said they endanger troops in Afghanistan as well as Afghan families named in the reports, and urged Assange not to publish any more of them.
The State Department says the impact may go beyond the battlefield. Spokesman PJ Crowley said, “Intelligence services all over the world will be looking over [the documents] and seeing what they can glean in terms of how we gain information and this can have a national security impact.”
Assange says he offered previously to let the White House view the documents before they were posted.
A White House spokesman says that is “absolutely unequivocally not true.”