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+ - Wikileaks releases SECRET U.S. report on Fallujah->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "The open government group Wikileaks has released its first classified SECRET U.S intelligence report — on the battle of Fallujah, together an SECRET satellite imagery of Abu Ghraib The report is classified SECRET/NOFORN. NOFORN means do not share with US allies such as the UK, Australia and Canada. According to the report former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld launched the assault before marines were ready because the Iraqi town, situated 40 miles from the center of Baghdad, had become "a symbol of resistance that dominated international headlines". Similar considerations eventually destroyed the mission. Coalition air strikes were conducted during the three week cease-fire, which was a "bit of a misnomer" and the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal contributed to the politically driven final peace settlement. The settlement left Coalition Provisional Authority chief Paul Bremer "furious". The report concludes stating that "Information operations are increasingly important in a 21st Century world..." The report comes after a string of coups for site in the past month, including releasing Guantanamo Bay's manuals and and busting it's public affairs office conducting illegal propaganda posts on the internet."
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Government

+ - Guantanamo deleted detainee IDs from Wikipedia-> 1

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "The New York Times and The Inquirer are reporting that Wikileaks, the transparency group that published two manuals leaked from the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba earlier this month has now caught US armed forces personnel there conducting propaganda attacks over the Internet. The activities uncovered by Wikileaks include deleting Guantanamo detainees' ID numbers from Wikipedia, posting of self-praising comments on news websites in response to negative articles, promoting pro-Guantanamo stories on the Internet news focus website Digg, and even altering Wikipedia's entry on Cuban President Fidel Castro to describe him as "an admitted transexual". Guantanamo spokesman Lt. Col. Bush blasted Wikileaks for identifying one "mass communications officer" by name, who has since received death threats for "simply doing his job — posting positive comments on the Internet about Gitmo". In response Wikileaks has posted independent confirmation of their analysis by security expert Bruce Schneier."
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Government

+ - Guantanamo net propaganda team busted->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "The US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay has been caught conducting covert propaganda attacks on the internet. The attacks, exposed this week in a report by the government transparency group Wikileaks, include deleting detainee ID numbers from Wikipedia last month, the systematic posting of unattributed "self praise" comments on news organization web sites in response to negative press, boosting pro-Guantanamo stories on the internet news site Digg and even modifying Fidel Castro's encyclopedia article to describe the Cuban president as "an admitted transexual"."
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Censorship

+ - Wikileaks busts Guantanamo Bay net propaganda team->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "Wikileaks and the Associated Press are reporting that Guantanamo Bay staff busted engaging in a series of propaganda attacks on the internet, including deleting detainee ID numbers from Wikipedia last month, the systematic posting of unattributed "self praise" comments on news organization web sites in response to negative press, boosting pro-Guantanamo puff stories on Digg, and changing a number of Wikipedia pages rewriting Fidel Castro's entry to describe the Cuban leader as "an admitted transexual"."
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Government

+ - Wikileaks coup: Guantanamo and rendition manuals->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "The Washington Post is reporting that Wikileaks has released another manual for Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay together with the US military's rendition operations manual. This release follows from the Wikileaks release of the 2003 SOP Manual as reported in Slashdot and the New York Times last month. Wikileaks compares the two manuals (2003, 2004) and reveals damning changes in official US detainee policy in exquisite detail. Who knew that diff could be such a powerful political weapon?"
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Censorship

+ - Wikileaks releases sensitive Guantanamo manual->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "Wired is reporting that a never-before-seen military manual detailing the day-to-day operations of the U.S. military's Guantánamo Bay detention facility has been leaked to the web, via the whistleblowing site Wikileaks.org, affording a rare inside glimpse into the institution where the United States has imprisoned hundreds of suspected terrorists since 2002. The 238-page document, "Camp Delta Standard Operating Procedures," is dated March 28, 2003. The disclosure highlights the internet's usefulness to whistle-blowers in anonymously propagating documents the government and others would rather conceal. The Pentagon has been resisting — since October 2003 — a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union seeking the very same document. Anonymous open-government activists created Wikileaks in January, hoping to turn it into a clearinghouse for such disclosures. The site uses a Wikipedia-like system to enlist the public in authenticating and analyzing the documents it publishes. The Camp Delta document includes schematics of the camp, detailed checklists of what "comfort items" such as extra toilet paper can be given to detainees as rewards, six pages of instructions on how to process new detainees, instructions on how to psychologically manipulate prisoners, and rules for dealing with hunger strikes."
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Censorship

+ - Sensitive Guantánamo Manual Leaked via Wi->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "Wired is reporting that a never-before-seen military manual detailing the day-to-day operations of the U.S. military's Guantánamo Bay detention facility has been leaked to the web, via the whistleblowing site Wikileaks.org, affording a rare inside glimpse into the institution where the United States has imprisoned hundreds of suspected terrorists since 2002. The 238-page document, "Camp Delta Standard Operating Procedures," is dated March 28, 2003. The disclosure highlights the internet's usefulness to whistle-blowers in anonymously propagating documents the government and others would rather conceal. The Pentagon has been resisting — since October 2003 — a Freedom of Information Act request from the American Civil Liberties Union seeking the very same document. Anonymous open-government activists created Wikileaks in January, hoping to turn it into a clearinghouse for such disclosures. The site uses a Wikipedia-like system to enlist the public in authenticating and analyzing the documents it publishes. The Camp Delta document includes schematics of the camp, detailed checklists of what "comfort items" such as extra toilet paper can be given to detainees as rewards, six pages of instructions on how to process new detainees, instructions on how to psychologically manipulate prisoners, and rules for dealing with hunger strikes."
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The Military

+ - Leaked: Entire equipment list of US forces in Iraq->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "There are many reports on the Wikileaks release of a spectacular 2,000 page US military leak, possibly the most militarily significant leak of the war. The leak consists of the names, group structure and equipment registers of all units in Iraq with US army equipment. It exposes secretive document exploitation centers, detainee operations, elements of the State Department, Air Force, Navy and Marines units, the Iraqi police and coalition forces from Poland, Denmark, Ukraine, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania, Armenia, Kazakhstan and El Salvador. The material represents nearly the entire order of battle for US forces in Iraq and is the first public revelation of many of the military units descr ibed. Among other matters it shows that the United States has violated the Chemical Weapons Convention."
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United States

+ - Wikileaks reveals US chemical weapons in Iraq->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "The United States has been caught with at least 2,386 chemical weapons deployed in Iraq. The items appear in a spectacular 2,000 page leak of nearly one million items of US military equipment deployed in Iraq given to the government transparency group Wikileaks. The items are labeled under the US military's own NATO supply classification "Chemical weapons and equipment"."
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Announcements

+ - Digital mutiny: 2,000 page iraq leak->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Looks like them wikileaks guys are finally putting something out there.

from the site:

This spectacular 2,000 page US military leak consists of the names, group structure and equipment registers of all units in Iraq with US army equipment . It exposes secretive document exploitation centers, detainee operations, elements of the State Department, Air Force, Navy and Marines units, the Iraqi police and coalition forces from Poland, Denmark, Ukraine, Latvia, Slovakia, Romania, Armenia, Kazakhstan and El Salvador. The material represents nearly the entire order of battle for US forces in Iraq and is the first public revelation of many of the military units described. Among other matters it shows that the United States has violated the Chemical Weapons Convention."

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Censorship

+ - Wikileaks releases FBI document on net pedophiles->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "Wikileaks has released a sensitive FBI document on the symbols pedophiles as well as those who produce, distribute, and trade child pornography use to identify each other. These symbols have been etched into rings and formed into pendants, and have also been found imprinted on coins. Wikileaks journalists obtained the information from "child erotica" networks in spain. How did sensitive FBI documents get into the hands of child pornography traders in spain? Does the FBI have a mole?"
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Announcements

+ - Wikileaks releases Guantanmo "bible"->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "Wikileaks has released the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) standard operating procedures (SOP) for Camp Delta (Guantanamo Bay). This is the primary document for the operation of Guantanamo bay, including the securing and treatment of detainees. The document is extensive and includes, in addition to its text various forms, identity cards and even burial diagrams. It is signed by Major Miller, who Donald Rumsfeld later sent to Abu Ghraib with instructions to "Gitmoize it". The document is the subject of an ongoing legal action between the ACLU, who has been trying to obtain the document and the Department of Defense, who has "witheld it in full". ACLU 0. DoD 0. Wikileaks 1"
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United States

+ - Googlestalking covert NSA research funding->

Submitted by James Hardine
James Hardine (1150665) writes "Wikileaks is reporting that the CIA has funded covert research on torture techniques and that the NSA has pushed tens or hundreds of millions into academia through research grants using one particular grant code. Some researchers try to conceal the source of funding using yet commonality in the NSA grant code prefix makes all these attempts transparent. The primary NSA grant-code prefix is 'MDA904'. Googling for this grant code yields 39,000 references although some refer to non-academic contracts (scolar.google.com 2,300). The grants issue from light NSA cover, the "Maryland Procurement Office" or other fronts. From this one can see the board sweep of academic research interests being driven by the NSA."
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