MSM: Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers

(NewYorkTimes) – To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret.

STEPHANIE STROM
The New York Times
March 18, 2010

The Pentagon assessed the danger WikiLeaks.org posed to the Army in a report marked “unauthorized disclosure subject to criminal sanctions.” It concluded that “WikiLeaks.org represents a potential force protection, counterintelligence, OPSEC and INFOSEC threat to the U.S. Army” — or, in plain English, a threat to Army operations and information.

WikiLeaks, true to its mission to publish materials that expose secrets of all kinds, published the 2008 Pentagon report about itself on Monday.

Lt. Col. Lee Packnett, an Army spokesman, confirmed that the report was real. Julian Assange, the editor of WikiLeaks, said the concerns the report raised were hypothetical.

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One thought on “MSM: Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers

  1. Wonder why the ny times did this story?
    To chastise dissident civilians, or enlighten readers to the nature of the Pentagon?
    Hard to say as herds of nyt readers will bee line to Julian’s site. heh heh

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