August 12th, 2010
04:52 PM ET

WikiLeaks founder: More documents to come

The founder of WikiLeaks says the whistle-blower website is preparing to release another roughly 15,000 documents about the war in Afghanistan.

"We are about halfway through them," Julian Assange told reporters in London, England, on Thursday. "This is a very expensive process."


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  1. Mishka Fishka

    Hello, This is Mishka Fishka, i really like that post, you are doing a great job. Thanks.

    December 30, 2010 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. future Marine

    did anyone ever think that this is both a national security risk and a risk to the lives of our soldiers? even if you oppose the war, its just wrong to hope for the deaths of soldiers. its unpatriotic, and to those sad human beings protesting at soldier's funerals, un christian.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. joe

    You know you might be supporting wikileaks, but anyone that is building this website has the blood of many military men and women, the locals over there and did i forget to mention you guys as well? The more classified information they leak out brings the terrorist closer to your front steps. These guys don't stop at anything, and they are feeding them information just because they want to expose the true war. Well congratulations they've done it and at what price? death on your own countrymen and others? Yeah there are going to be some sketchy events that are going to be happening, but they are being taken care of with swift judgement. War is not easy and if they think it is, they should talk to a servicemember who is getting paid less than them to sacrifice his life, just so they can sleep at night peacefully. We as Americans need to learn that the only way this war is going to be done sooner is everyone plays a part in it, and guess how you can contribute? firstly, by not supporting or leaking out classified information.

    November 2, 2010 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Iaminthearmy

    I guess the war and what is going on over their is less important than blacks in america being poor, is that new news?

    Why would CNN take the AFGHANISTAN tab off the front page, who cares about blacks in america i want to know how our troops are doing and now i have to go through links to get to these pages.


    October 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Far

    They can try you for leaking true information or bad information but even in America it’s difficult to fool the majority all of the time and so far the majority opinions have in most cases set the truth and the whistle-blowers free. Hold up your hand if the wars have personally cost you any treasure or someone in your immediate family has been killed by the Taliban. If you held your hand up you must have lost a love one and I know death has been a life changer for your family. We owe it to you and your family to get it right by doing it right. So far the war has turned your family into one of the smallest minorities in America while the majority support of the war can be seen on golf courses, dates, couches, 2 week vacations, sold out sport arenas, or hiding behind computers. If the Government feels the need to continue to hide the truth form us; left or right, we have already lost the war.

    October 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. HumminBird813

    Forgive me I posted this on another post about WikiLeaks but it is very important to me.

    Clearly those of you who are for the leaks do not have loved ones going over there or have been there. I am 22 years old, a soon to be college graduate, vegetarian, humanitarian and a newly-wed to a soldier being deployed soon. I also consider myself quite liberal, free thinking, and also believe that the government should be more transparent.

    However, if there is any chance that these leaks could harm our soldiers they should be stopped immediately and I cannot fathom how one could support this. They will not bring an end to the war, lets be reasonable. Leak them later if so desired, but while a war is being waged please please protect our boys and girls with everything we can. I for one will do everything in my power to make sure my husband returns home to me. I'm asking you to please think about our soldiers, our fellow Americans and what hell they are going through in your support for WikiLeaks. Our soldiers are just like you and I and need our help, love and support.

    Please put your efforts into something more productive than bickering on the internet over something that could harm our forces. Send a care package, make a donation, anything. Please just don't let anything bad happen to them and don't condone things that could potential harm our men and women <3

    September 29, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RocketsRedGlare

    The truth hurts sometimes but it is the only thing that will set us free.

    It just might be what we are fighting for anyway so what the hell go ahead Wikki and tell me the truth, I can take it and will share it with my brother the next time I visit his grave.

    September 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. I Wear A Yellow Ribbon

    I'm Canadian, and I work for the Department of Defense. I'm a civilian but I am privileged to work with these soldiers everyday, as well as WWII, Cold War and Vietnam veterans. I've met dignitaries and VIPs, and guess what. They're all regular men and women, with families, loved ones, kids. They have lives they choose to put on the line so the rest of us ignorant fools can sit at home on the couch and watch tv, thinking we know whats going on when it's far worse than we could imagine. And now people like WikiLeaks put these men and women's lives in danger, more danger than it already is. There's freedom of speech, then there's being a fool and putting other's lives in danger and risking their security. I don't care nearly as much why we are in this war as much as I care that my friends and family come home safe to me. People, selfish radicals like WikiLeaks and others put that in danger. And I am not okay with that.

    August 29, 2010 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ronpaul2012

    go wiki go!!!
    Ron Paul 2012!!!

    August 25, 2010 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. ronpaul2012

    Someone please remind me why we are in afghanistan fighting the very freedom fighters we trained and funded and armed. The ones we turned a blind eye towards as long as they were our enemies enemy. why?
    Wasn't it Al-qaida that attacked us? So much time has past, my mind has become clouded.

    It's almost comical(if not so sad) how we, as a country, forget who organized and funded these radical groups. It amazes me that after the longest engagement in this nations history we still have no victory in sight, No timetable agreed upon and no clearly defined enemy. Will it take another ten years? Or do we need another 9/11 to galvienize our resolve, so we can pour more untold billions into a cess pit of a country whose citizens want us only to concern ourselves with our own.

    August 25, 2010 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
    • JustMyOpinion

      Reminds me of what I read about the Vietnam war. These bozos in Washington have not learned a darned thing. We have to clean house, get rid of the special interest groups. The only special interest group our leaders should be pleasing is the general public.

      August 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Lt. Carr

    We're fighting for freedom, and have nothing to hide. Let them publish whatever they want.

    August 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Gonzales

      My dear son, we are in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan because the civilian leaderships wants to keep the Chinese and others, away from the oil. Even if the US can get cheap oil from Venezuela and Canada, we must control the rest of the oil supply and hence control the growth rate for China, India, Brazil. Oil is also a weapon of diplomacy as well as war. The leadership uses people like you and me, who believe in flags and countries, to implement these policies. You are an LT. You should know this by now, you are not a baby ensign.

      August 24, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • JustMyOpinion

      It is good to read that at least one military man has an idea of what we are really fighting for. Don't forget that some of these wars are also influenced by the supporters of Israel. These supporters are in the American government, lobby groups as well as in the Israeli government.

      August 24, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. GeorgeOrwell_Is_The_Man

    Anyone ever read 1984? I think I am going to read it again, just for laughs. Although the parallels between our current situation in the good old USA and the future world of Mr. Orwell are very interesting, I choose to believe that not all our government workers are evil little imps. There has to be at least one good soul trying to make a difference for us all. Of course we know that much of our congress and senate are the last places we could find truth and courage.

    August 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ReverendED

    I am curious how knowing that your government is aware that its so called ally is helping the people who are shooting at you and by extension are helping the people who are shooting at you puts you in more danger.

    Can someone explain that to me? How is knowing that your government is colluding with the enemy who is trying to kill you not a good thing to know?

    You people are probably the same people who think people like John McCain are heroes because after they got caught dropping bombs on innocent women and children they were put in a war prison. You probably think even though the war was concocted by LBJ and his military industrial backers that John McCain was just doing his duty by murdering Vietnamese citizens.

    I guess if your building is about to be hit by a plane you shouldn't be told because the government thinks it should be a secret. Oh wait that already happened.

    A large portion of classified material is classified to help war criminals like Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Rice and their corporate pimps escape prosecution. It has nothing to do with the safety of the country or our soldiers.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Macdaddy

    If I was one of the soldiers responsible for killing civilian children (1100 at current count) I would not want Wikileaks releasing more info either. Soldiers are grown men who sign up knowing they might get killed. Those kids never expected to die. All of you anti-Wiki people need to stop whining, grow a pair, and show a little empathy toward the children

    August 17, 2010 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • FreedomRocks

      Hear, hear, Macdaddy is correct. This is the 21st century. We must find a way to do away with archaic, stupid rituals like war. We must also do away with organizations that drain our budgets like the over sized military and the DEA. If the DEA were effective, Karzai, his drug dealing brother and Col. Oliver North would be in Jail. The DEA is a joke and a waste of money just like these stupid wars.

      August 17, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  15. FatLazyAmericanIdiot

    Go WikiLeaks, Go!!!

    August 16, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  16. Mike

    Nice piece of well put together propoganda. Do you work for the US State Dept.? Funny how I recognised so much of your footage from the early Iraq wars and staged stoning. The paranoid background music was a nice touch also.

    August 16, 2010 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  17. archangel88

    You can save a lot of people, possibly different ones, by exposing the truth. There is absolutely nothing like a fair war and not a single Afghan will buy the sugar story, the American public is concerned about the Afghan population and that's why there is a war in Afghanistan. The US is there to punish and are frustrated that the guys who should receive the punishment can not be found for bl...dy 9 years!
    It is good to see that there are people who have the guts to stand up and show the world, how and why the war in Afghanistan is really fought. Inconvenient for people actively involved in this useless war for sure. The solution...just leave and protect the US borders harder.
    We will always need people like the ones in Wiki to take the pretty makeup off ugly faces. Respect Wiki, great job !

    August 16, 2010 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |
  18. American Soldiers having fun Killing Civilians in Iraq

    How do you embed videos like acmed did?

    August 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  19. American Soldiers having fun Killing Civilians in Iraq
    August 15, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  20. DrugsAreTasty

    The real enemy of the American people is AIPAC, the "Israel Firsters" and the Israeli government. Stop sending our tax money to Israel.

    August 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Bravo! You hit the nail on the head! AIPAC is the largest/strongest/most funded lobby on Capitol hill! The top Israeli lobby of over 54 Israeli/jewish lobbies. $6 BILLION per year of our tax bucks sent to Israel to prop up their pretend democracy and fund their dirty deeds and military ops.

      Wake up folks...Israel is NOT the warm and fuzzy Jesusland that the US Govt and your simple minded Sunday School classes would have you believe.

      August 16, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
    • USA#1

      How can you be so deceived. Ever heard of Gods chosen people. Why do you think America has been the most successful country in the history of the World? Certainly not because of our recent leadership.

      August 17, 2010 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
      • FreedomRocks

        hmmm have you ever heard of SLAVERY? The US was very successful because it had FREE LABOR for many decades. That is before we even talk about the land that our government stole from Mexico and from the Native Americans.

        August 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • FreedomRocks

        Please do not throw about the term "Chosen People" in a careless way. Remember the Nazis used that term as well. All of humanity is the chosen people.

        August 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Earlydawn

    Yeah, because the first set of boring SIGACT reports was so Earth-shattering. Just admit it – this was touted to be the second coming of the Pentagon Papers, and it ended up being a bunch of event logs from the TOC. Wikileaks is a failure.

    August 15, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MusicRocks

      I disagree, the wikileaks papers are fundamental in listing the many, many deaths caused by the American military. These are facts that both the Bush and Obama administration have been hiding. Also, the pentagon has not come clean about the many civilian deaths.

      August 15, 2010 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  22. MusicRocks

    Where do I sign up to volunteer for WIKILEAKS?


    August 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  23. MusicRocks

    That is a pretty cool video.

    August 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Larry the Kabul Guy

    To my fellow Hoseheads who post in support of wikileaks and its twilight wanabe founder please change your screen name so as to not defame our nation who have fought alongside our NATO ally in the struggle against the Taliban. To the rest who hold this bleached out super hacker up as the last great hero ask yourself how you would respond if he posted information which led to the capture of Bin Ladin. I know how the Taliban would. They’d be playing soccer with that pale head as we speak.

    August 15, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • MusicRocks

      Bin Ladin is just a myth Kabul Guy. He is just a boogie man that my government uses to scare my fellow Americans into supporting this stupid, criminal war in Afghanistan.

      August 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Buddha

    whatever wiki has shown in his site is the eye opener of the entire world and the people who have trusted the America, British governments. These are the real player of the world. it doesn't matter who is gonna their victims, whether I or his offspring.

    August 15, 2010 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  26. Asten Weems

    I laugh at my fellow stupidass Americans who think this Aussie did anything wrong. GTFO you half-assed traitors. Those who ignores the law should be hung in public. While the people who exposed the truth should get treated with honor and respect. To me order I would order America to STFU and DEAL WITH IT. Cause none of you people can stop this Aussie.

    August 14, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • MusicRocks

      You said it. Our fellow Americans are happy wallowing in ignorance. When someone shows them a glimmer of truth they become enraged. We as a nation are either stupid or ignorant or worse, I fear.

      August 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Greg

    Time for the CIA to rendition this guy and sock him away at Gitmo. Or have the Mossad get him. If anyone needs to be waterboarded, this guy is it!

    August 14, 2010 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MusicRocks

      Fudge the cia, mossad and you Greg. You sound like a terrorist.

      August 15, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Jesse Cook

    Keep on posting these pictures,that'll make the NATO forces happy and help their reputation.Anything to offset WikiLeaks!

    August 14, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Experienced Marine

    People can say what they want about the importance of releasing for the sake of freedom of information. I find that to be quite distasteful. I have friends deployed in Afghanistan right now. When classified intelligence is leaked troop movements, missions, and locations are revealed to the enemy. So why the overwhelming support for a man and website who places this information in islamic extremist hands? You all want to see people killed? I do believe information should be shared after exercises, deployments, and objectives are complete because then you would not be putting people in danger. Information should only be released after U.S. and allied troops are out of harms way. Wiki Leaks and it's founder are completely self serving. I hope they enjoy all the dirty money they are making off people's lives.

    August 13, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • USMC Forever

      Here's some more right-wing BS.It never stops!

      August 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • USMC Forever

        You can say that again!!!

        August 14, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      You evidently don't believe that the people have a right to be informed,do you,Experienced Marine?

      August 14, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • MusicRocks

      Go home Joe!!!! you numbah 10. Mamasan does not like you tonight.

      August 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Canadian

    According to Washington Post 1206 USA soldiers have died in Aphganistanm

    According to CBC 151 Canadian soldiers have died.

    Our population is %10 of yours so it is pretty much equal

    August 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • kindergartener

      1206 = 151 . . . really? I think your abacus is missing some beads. That aside, Assange obviously has enough discretion not to post his own banking information, or his home phone number. Why can't he be equally discrete about information that he not only doesn't fully comprehend, but is also infinitely more sensitive and vital to so many more people?
      Not that it matters to you. You're not going to read the reports anyway. The only ones that are really going to scrutinize them are international militaries and terrorists.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
      • MusicRocks

        I read some of the reports. I say, Good Job Wiki. Fudge the war and the war mongers. If you feel unsafe in Afghanistan, then get the hell out. Go back to your own countries.

        August 15, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • MusicRocks

      Do you even care how many Afghans have died?

      August 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Nicole

    Anyone ever hear of Operational Security?

    August 13, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Yes I did and it's just another bunch of right-wing bla-bla-bla!!!Will you people just wise up???Good grief!

      August 13, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mike in KC

        There's nothing "right-wing" about being an American citizen and wanting our Troops to be protected from security leaks like this one. Of course you have probably never volunteered for anything except for in the interest of yourself.

        August 14, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike in KC

      Absolutely. With a son serving active duty as an Army Ranger from my perspective OPSEC has been compromised by Wiki's founder and he should be declared an enemy combatant thereby hunted down by US Army Special Operations forces and assassinated.

      August 14, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |

        Mike,if you want to stay ignorant of what's going on that's your prerogative but that's no reason to try to dumb the rest of ud down to your level.

        August 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Pete Minnesota

    In the good old days this idiot, wikilicker, would not be sucking air any longer. The leaker would already be hung for treason, because he is a US citizen and he did commit treason. Any news organization that is based in the US, that followed suit in posting the information, would have thier news Directors and Board of Director's following the leaker to the noose. What part of secret do these people not understand? Just because it's "information" does not make it OK to publish. No one news group could possibly know what the results would be if something marked "Secret" is put on disply for the world to see.

    August 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      He's actually of Australian citizenship, and I believe he lives in South Africa right now. And I would assert that in 'the good old days' his right to speech would be equally well-defended.

      August 14, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  33. sjb

    U.S. mainstream media seems really threatened by Wiki Leaks.

    August 13, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
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