Aug 6, 2010 8:12 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Pentagon demands website stop posting classified military documents

A website that solicits leaked government secrets hasn't replied to calls and e-mails seeking comment on the Pentagon's demand that it cancel any plan to publish more classified military documents. The Defense Department also told the website WikiLeaks to pull back tens of thousands of secret Afghan war longs already posted on the Internet.

The Pentagon has no independent power to enforce it's demand. Its demand was primarily aimed at preventing release of approximately 15,000 secret documents that WikiLeaks has said it is holding. The Pentagon also hopes to stop the website from making public the contents of a mammoth encrypted file recently added to the site. The contents of that file remain a mystery.

WikiLeaks posted more than 76,900 classified military and other documents from Afghanistan on its website on July 25th.


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