July 26th, 2010
10:41 PM ET

WikiLeaks boss on the 'cut and thrust of the entire war'

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, told CNN's Larry King in an interview Monday that the first-hand accounts represent "the cut and thrust of the entire war over the past six years," from the military's own raw data - numbers of casualties, threat reports and notes from meetings with Afghan leaders, among others.

"We see the who, the where, the what, the when and the how of each one of these attacks," Assange said.

Watch more of the highlights from the "Larry King Live" interview below.

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  1. Storms

    Smith in Oregon: you are just ignorant beyond belief. robroy: Yes, doing the right thing often isn't popular. ronvan: I disagree with the notion that we've already lost, but you're absolutely correct that the first casualty of war is innocence.

    July 27, 2010 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. robroy

    really?russian anti-aircraft missiles in afghanistan,who would ever guess!!your boys in the pentagon would give the thumbs up every time a soviet helicopter was shot down with a stinger now it's payback.the arms business is a mega lottery win, you americans of all should know this.let's see you've got iranian mines,russian anti-aircraft missiles whats next chinese sniper rifles, sounds like alot of people got a hate on for you folks

    July 27, 2010 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      I wonder why they'd do that.Of course they would,in light of our Darwinistic foreign policies and I can't blame them!

      July 27, 2010 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ronvan

    OK, OK: Being ret. Army I support our troops totally, however, I do not support these wars! As for the "leaked" papers whoever is responsible should be locked up for a very long time. And if you think that there are no "black ops" ongoing in this area, and throughout the world, then you are living in fantasyland. I am fed up with all the attention to the
    "innocent civilians, "friendly fire incidents" and "inhuman acts" reporting. Check your history, these types of actions have happened all the time, it is nothing new! War is and continues to be an ugly "business" and will dehumanize even the toughest of individuals. Bring ALL of our military home, throughout the world! The ONLY ones that want us to keep going are the ones getting the money put in their pockets. And, sadly, I have to tell you that we have already LOST this one, just as in Viet Nam. NOT because our military couldn't but because this whole mess is political and our military is handcuffed on what actions they can take.

    July 27, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Eric

    These leaks are the hadiwork of the CIA/Pentagon. They are trying to fool the international public. The situation on the ground in Afghanistan, for the coalition, is far, far worse than what these leaks have leaked. Good try CIA/Pentagon but "you cannot fool all of the people all of the time".

    July 27, 2010 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. john

    Why share such info publically with the (our) nation's enemies? No reason exists except to help kill American solidiers and other freedon-seeking peoples.

    THOSE WHO DID THIS THING ARE at best, IDEALOUGES; at worst: TRAITORS & SUPPORTERS OF RADICAL ISLAM.

    July 27, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Smith in Oregon

    It appears US and NATO soldiers died because US Commanders with held information that was posted on Wikileak about Special Op's botched attacks (wrong intell, wrong locations?) which resulted in a large number of Afghanistan women and children killed. The villagers and family survivors picked up arms, buried IED's and went out in revenge. However the troops were not told that had occurred nor apparently warned.

    July 27, 2010 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  7. Smith in Oregon

    It appears US Soldiers died because America's commanders concealed the Pakistani ISI had supplied the Taliban with heat seeking anti-aircraft missiles, the helicopter pilots and crews that were killed as a result didn't know those existed and might have applied a different flight line. The newer Russian shoulder fired heat seeking missiles have a UV filter which are not fooled by 'flares' routinely used to fool American made 'stinger' missiles.

    July 27, 2010 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  8. Small Bush

    I did it.

    July 27, 2010 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Congradulations,but don't let the right-wing thugs in Washington know it.They're having a big hissy over this.

      July 27, 2010 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. Daniel-2

    Julian,what I can't get over is the fact that so many of these right-wing nutjobs actually went ballistic over these leaks.Are they afraid that these leaks will shatter their fairy tale illusions about this obscene war,or what???

    July 27, 2010 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |