Assange: WikiLeaks Has 15,000 More Documents ‘Under Review’

Other Documents Need to Be Vetted to Make Sure They Don't Reveal Afghans' Names

In an interview Monday evening on CNN, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange revealed that his organization has another 15,000 classified US documents above and beyond the 92,000 such documents released yesterday, and that these documents may be released at some point in the future.

In the brief interview, Assange dismissed Obama Administration claims that his organization was a threat to national security, saying it was a typical “shoot the messenger” attitude that the group has often faced in leaks.

It was at this point that Assange explained that while the 92,000 leaked documents had been vetted by the organization and found to be of no tactical value before their release, they have some 15,000 other documents that are still undergoing review to make sure that, among other things, they don’t reveal the names of Afghans secretly working for the NATO occupation forces.

Assange’s organization has been behind a number of previous leaks against a number of governments, but its role in US foreign policy emerged earlier this year when they leaked a classified video from 2007 showing US helicopters killing Iraqi civilians.

Author: Jason Ditz

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