This is in the news in VOA special English.This week the website Wikileaks published more than 75,000 American military documents on the war in Afghanistan. These documents from the army andmarinecore included secret reports from the past six years. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the problems they described are not new. But he says the release could harm troops and damage Americanrelationships in that part of the world.He says intelligence sources and methods will become known and Afghans who had helped American forces maybe now be in danger.
"Will people trust us? Will people whoselives are on the line trust us tokeep their identities secret? Will other governments trust us to keep theirdocuments and their intelligence secret? " * Michael Moline， Chairman of Joint Chief of Stuffcriticized Australian-born founder of Wikileaks Julian Assage.
Mr Assage can say whatever he likes about the great good he thinks he and his sourceare doing. But the truth is, they might alreadyhave on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.
In London, Wikieaks is still examining 15,000 more documents. He says the released documents do not include any topsecret reports or names of informers or information like troop movements.
"This material doesn't just for the abusers. This material describes the past 6years of war. Every major attack that resulted insomeone being detained orsomeone being killed. "
Wikileaks is a non-profit organization that publishes documents from governments and businesses. It released the documents on Sunday. It gavecopies to three news organization in the United States, Germany and Britain. The White House is urging Wikileaks not to publish any more classified documents about the Afghan war. In April, the site postedvideo of an American helicopter strike in Iraq in 2007. That attack killed two Iraqis working for the Reuters news agency. An American soldier is charged of releasing that video. Army private Brad...
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