Analysis: Pentagon assessing Wikileaks damage

Monday - 7/26/2010, 4:53pm EDT

David Silverberg, editor, Homeland Security Today

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The Pentagon said Monday it was trying to assess the damage caused by the Internet leak of some 91,000 classified documents on the Afghanistan war.

The documents are described as battlefield reports compiled by various military units that provide an unvarnished look at combat in the past six years, including U.S. frustration over reports Pakistan secretly aided insurgents and civilian casualties at the hand of U.S. troops.

The documents were leaked by the website Wikileaks.

Homeland Security Today editor David Silverberg says there are broad implications -- and a lot of potential fallout -- from this.