WikiLeaks Intensifies Afghanistan Debate


Gautam Adhikari

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 65


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: August 02, 2010
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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On the face of it, they are not particularly revealing documents. The over 90,000 classified U.S. military papers released by WikiLeaks are apparently intended to unveil what was unknown about the conduct of the war in Afghanistan. To those who have followed that war closely, there is not much that is strikingly new in the revelations. Nevertheless, the exposé is significant on at least two counts. Gautam Adhikari discusses the significance of the publication of classified U.S. military documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan.

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