July 25th, 2010
07:34 PM ET

Alleged war documents paint ground-level picture

WikiLeaks.org has published what it says are more than 90,000 United States military and diplomatic reports about Afghanistan filed between 2004 and January of this year. The first-hand accounts are the military's own raw data on the war, including numbers killed, casualties, threat reports and the like, according to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.org, which published the material Sunday.

More: What is WikiLeaks? from CNN's This Just In blog

CNN has not independently confirmed the authenticity of the documents. The Department of Defense will not comment on them until the Pentagon has had a chance to look at them, a Defense official told CNN.

See the WikiLeaks.org Afghan War Diary project | See the documents for yourself

Take a look yourself at the data. What do you find most interesting? What do you think most illustrates the war in Afghanistan? What picture of the war do you see emerge? Comment below or file an iReport with your thoughts and findings. (And remember, this is raw military information, including sensitive material such as casualty numbers.).


Filed under: WikiLeaks
July 25th, 2010
06:36 PM ET
July 25th, 2010
04:00 PM ET

Holbrooke: Too early to gauge Marjah success

It would be inaccurate to call the U.S.-led offensive in Afghanistan's Marjah district a failure, and yet it's too early to call it a success, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan told CNN Sunday.

"What's happening in Marjah is that the U.S. military and NATO went into one of the most difficult areas of the country, one of the bellies of the insurgency, displaced the Taliban and settled in," Richard Holbrooke told CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS." FULL POST

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Filed under: Marjah • Operation Moshtarak
July 25th, 2010
10:37 AM ET

Local officials: Abducted U.S. service member killed

One American service member who was abducted in Afghanistan on Friday has been killed, provincial government officials said Sunday.

Den Mohammad Darwish, the spokesman for the governor of Logar province, said he learned from locals that the service member was killed. Another official, Samar Gul Rashid - who is the governor of the Charkh district in Logar province - also confirmed the killing, saying he learned about it through Afghan intelligence officials.

A second service member who was also abducted at the same time is still missing.

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Filed under: Taliban • Troops