Speaking today at a press conference, Pentagon Spokesman Geoff Morrell said the department now believes they have identified the 15,000 as-yet-unreleased documents in the possession of WikiLeaks, and warned that they were “potentially more explosive, more sensitive” than the enormous collection of documents already released.
The Pentagon has expressed fury at the release of those documents, with Joint Chiefs Chairman Admiral Michael Mullen claiming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “had blood on his hands” for releasing them, though Morrell conceded today that the Pentagon doesn’t have any actual evidence that anyone has been harmed as a result of the releases.
The documents showed the Pentagon had been falsely claiming progress in the war, and had kept a number of civilian killings a secret. The release has been embarrassing and saw a drop in support for the war. The Pentagon and Obama Administration have sought to find legal recourse against WikiLeaks, though it appears nothing WikiLeaks did broke any laws.
Assange has confirmed that WikiLeaks has an additional 15,000 documents “under review,” but has yet to identify them. WikiLeaks has also released a mysterious encrypted file called “insurance” which is much larger than anything yet released. The contents of this file are a total mystery.
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