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The whistleblower website WikiLeaks released hundreds of thousands of classified US field reports from military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2004 and 2009. The documents provide an open window into the violence and chaos of the wars from the viewpoint of the soldiers fighting it.

Traitor or Whistleblower? The Divided Life of Bradley Manning

Traitor or Whistleblower? The Divided Life of Bradley Manning

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2011

Chat transcripts by Bradley Manning, the alleged source of secret US government documents for WikiLeaks, will be used as evidence in his military trial. They reveal a conflicted and lonely young soldier who felt strongly about revealing "almost criminal" behavior. He's spent 14 months in jail, but there is still no date for his trial. By Marcel Rosenbach more...

The Cable Guy: Julian Assange Becomes US's Public Enemy No. 1

The Cable Guy: Julian Assange Becomes US's Public Enemy No. 1

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 07, 2010

He may be on the short list for Time magazine's "person of the year," but many Americans consider Julian Assange to be a criminal and a terrorist. The WikiLeaks founder has been fighting a battle on several fronts since the publication of the diplomatic cables. He has now been arrested in London. By Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark more... Comment ]

The World From Berlin: 'War Logs Highlight US Failure to Probe War Crimes in Iraq'

The World From Berlin: 'War Logs Highlight US Failure to Probe War Crimes in Iraq'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2010

The Iraq logs published by WikiLeaks convey the brutal reality of a war that claimed over 100,000 lives and traumatized a generation of Iraqi civilians. They also raise fresh questions over why the US justice system has done so little to probe war crimes committed during the conflict, write German commentators. more...

A 'Dumb War': Taking Stock of the Iraq Invasion

A 'Dumb War': Taking Stock of the Iraq Invasion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2010

With its invasion of Iraq, the United States rid the Iraqi people of a tyrant. But it also broke the law and destroyed tens of thousands of lives. With the release of close to 400,000 Iraq logs by WikiLeaks and the coming publication of George W. Bush's memoir, it is time to take stock of a war that was catastrophic for Iraq and America's standing in the world. By Alexander Smoltczyk and Bernhard Zand more... Comment ]

The WikiLeaks Iraq Logs: A Protocol of Barbarity

The WikiLeaks Iraq Logs: A Protocol of Barbarity

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 25, 2010

The online whistleblower platform WikiLeaks is posting close to 400,000 US military reports from the Iraq war on the Web. The logs show in detail how brutally the war was waged and the helplessness with which the United States acted. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Outrage, Applause, Indifference: US Reacts to WikiLeaks Iraq Documents

Outrage, Applause, Indifference: US Reacts to WikiLeaks Iraq Documents

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 23, 2010

Hundreds of thousands of classified US military reports on the Iraq war have been published. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is rejecting all accusations that he has endangered lives by publishing the information. The US government is still seething. Will the publication spark a fresh debate over the horrors of war? By Marc Pitzke in New York more...

Hellfire from the Sky: Iraq War Logs Reveal Details of Dubious Apache Attacks

Hellfire from the Sky: Iraq War Logs Reveal Details of Dubious Apache Attacks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2010

Two Iraqis wanted to surrender, but were gunned down by an American helicopter. The Iraq war logs reveal a number of dubious attacks by Apache helicopters and raise the question of whether US pilots committed war crimes. By Marcel Rosenbach more...

The WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs: Greatest Data Leak in US Military History

The WikiLeaks Iraq War Logs: Greatest Data Leak in US Military History

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2010

In the greatest leak in the history of the United States military, WikiLeaks is publishing 391,832 classified documents on the Iraq war on the Internet. The field reports from soldiers cast a new light on the war -- documenting in a unique way how the highly armed American military was helpless in the conflict for years. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Video | Comment ]

Iraq, Nov. 23, 2006: A Day in Hell

Iraq, Nov. 23, 2006: A Day in Hell

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2010

The cruelty of war, documented in dry military lingo -- the WikiLeaks documents cleary show just how much the people of Iraq suffered in recent years. SPIEGEL ONLINE has documented the torture, murder and terror experienced on a single day during the Iraq war -- Nov. 23, 2006, as it was seen by US soldiers. By Friederike Freiburg more... Video | Comment ]

The WikiLeaks Disclosures: New Dimensions in the Iraq War

The WikiLeaks Disclosures: New Dimensions in the Iraq War

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 22, 2010

Is it acceptable to publish classified Pentagon documents? Is the need for states to keep secrets more important than the public's right to information? SPIEGEL has independently vetted and analyzed the WikiLeaks Iraq war logs and has decided to publish them. The reports provide a first-hand view of the war that may change the way people view such campaigns. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Video | Comment ]