US trying to protect Afghan sources unmasked by Wikileaks

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 1, 2010 19:20

WASHINGTON — The top US military officer Sunday said the Pentagon is trying to protect Afghans who may be at risk from Taliban retaliation following the publication of tens of thousands of secret war documents.

Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, responded to the leaks saying that the US is duty-bound to try to shield informants who were named in the documents.

Taliban spokesmen have said that their organization will use the material to try to hunt down people who've been cooperating with what the Taliban considers a foreign invader.


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