WikiLeaks reveals secret Afghanistan documents

On Sunday night, the White House lashed out at a stunning leak of secret documents that suggest Americans had been misled about the war in... More Below... Posted by on Jul 26th, 2010 and filed under US.

On Sunday night, the White House lashed out at a stunning leak of secret documents that suggest Americans had been misled about the war in Afghanistan.

In a statement, National Security Adviser James Jones said, “The United States strongly condemns the disclosure…which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk and threaten our national security.”

According to the documents, US officials repeatedly have overplayed the success of drone strikes, the hunt for Al Qaeda, and the drive to defeat the Taliban.

The trove of 90,000 documents dates from January 2004 through December 2009 and was posted on a website called WikiLeaks.

Obama administration, which last December ordered 30,000 more troops into the country, did not challenge their authenticity.

Also, the archive reveals suspicions by American officers that the Pakistan military’s intelligence service, the ISI, has collaborated with insurgents in Afghanistan, in some cases helping plan attacks against Afghan and US forces.

(Thanks to New York Daily News and Wikileaks)