WikiLeaks Nears Next Release of Secret US War Documents


LONDON — The WikiLeaks website is poised to release what the Pentagon fears is the largest cache of secret U.S. documents in history — hundreds of thousands of classified intelligence reports since the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

U.S. officials said Friday they were racing to contain the damage from the imminent release, while NATO’s top official told reporters he feared that lives could be put at risk by the mammoth disclosure.

The WikiLeaks documents could amount to a classified history of the war in Iraq. In a posting to Twitter, the secret-spilling website said there would be a “major WikiLeaks announcement in Europe at 10 a.m.” (0900 GMT, 5.a.m. EDT) Saturday. The group has revealed almost nothing publicly about the nature of the announcement.

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