WikiLeaks Documents Show Stumbling War Effort in Afghanistan

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The New York Times and two European newspapers published details of classified documents on the war in Afghanistan, released to them by free-information website WikiLeaks.

The over 90,000 reports portray a stumbling war effort in Afghanistan, with fraught relations between the United States and Pakistan over its relationship with the Taliban.

"It provides a whole map, if you like, through time, of what has happened during this war," WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a TV interview, according to The Washington Post.

Assange founded WikiLeaks, a non-profit website, in 2007. The website describes itself as "uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis." Its most notable success was leaking a video showing U.S. military personnel killing civilians, including two Reuters journalists, in 2007.

Assange is a native of Australia. He attended 37 different schools as a child, moving frequently thanks to his parents' work in a touring theatre company, The Daily Telegraph reported. Assange has no home address, though he frequently is found in Iceland and Sweden, countries whose laws protect Internet privacy.



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