Monday, November 29, 2010

cablegate: wikileaks unveils secret state dept cables

cablegate: secret US diplomatic cables released by wikileaks
cablegate: wikileaks unveils secret state dept cablesfrom washington post: A vast treasure trove of secret State Department cables obtained by the Web site WikiLeaks has exposed the inner workings of U.S. diplomacy, as well as bluntly candid assessments by American diplomats, according to news organizations granted advance access to the more than 250,000 confidential documents. The documents suggest U.S. diplomats were ordered to engage in low-level spying by obtaining foreign diplomats' personal information, such as frequent-flier and credit card numbers, presumably to better track their movements. The cables also expose the sensitive diplomacy involved in winning sanctions against Iran; U.S. officials' attempts to remove highly enriched uranium from Pakistan; and new information on how North Korea is believed to have aided Tehran's weaponry program, giving it advanced missiles that could allow it to strike Moscow and major Western European cities.

related wikileaks updates:
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assange says hillary clinton 'should resign'*
amazon to stop hosting wikileaks*
interpol puts 'red notice' on assange, calls for his arrest*
police close in on assange*
lieberman introduces anti-wikileaks legislation*
next wikileak to target major US financial institutions*

related geopolitikal updates:
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