WikiLeaks Changes Course Of Afghan War: Multiple Atrocities Exposed


Afghanistan War Logs: Massive Leak of Secret Files Exposes Truth of Occupation

By Nick Davies and David Leigh

Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troops · Covert unit hunts leaders for 'kill or capture' · Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato · Read the Guardian's full war logs investigation.

How US Marines Sanitised Record of Bloodbath

By Declan Walsh

War logs show how marines gave cleaned up accounts of incident in which they killed 19 civilians.

Secret CIA Paramilitaries' Role in Civilian Deaths

By David Leigh

Innocent Afghan men, women and children have paid the price of the Americans' rules of engagement.

Task Force 373: Special Forces Death Squads Hunting Top Taliban

By Nick Davies

The Nato coalition in Afghanistan has been using an undisclosed "black" unit of special forces, Task Force 373, to hunt down targets for death or detention without trial. Details of more than 2,000 senior figures from the Taliban and al-Qaida are held on a "kill or capture" list.

Afghan War Leaks Expose Costly Folly

By Ray McGovern

The brutality and fecklessness of the U.S.-led war in Afghanistan have been laid bare in an indisputable way just days before the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on whether to throw $33.5 billion more into the Afghan quagmire, when that money is badly needed at home.

US Attack Kills 52 In Afghan Village

A Nato rocket attack on a village in Afghanistan last week killed 52 civilians, including women and children, the office of Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, has said in a statement.

Afghan leader calls for probe into civilian deaths

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered an investigation into the deaths of "a number" of civilians in a rocket attack in southern Afghanistan, his spokesman told AFP on Monday.

Civilians caught in firing line of British troops

The US army's archives contain descriptions of at least 21 separate occasions in which British troops are said to have shot or bombed Afghan civilians, including women and children.

Julian Assange on the Afghanistan war logs

'They show the true nature of this war': Video: Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, explains why he decided to publish thousands of secret US military files on the war in Afghanistan.

Download Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010,_2004-2010

Wikileaks Afghanistan files: download the key incidents as a spreadsheet

Key incidents from the Wikileaks Afghanistan war logs selected by Guardian writers. As a spreadsheet, with co-ordinates.

How the US is losing the battle for hearts and minds

Leaked Afghanistan war logs reveal villagers' unenthusiastic responses to US army attempts to build bridges.

Afghan files: Task Force 373 - the Taliban hunters

Channel 4 News analyses claims Task Force 373 appeared to botch attempts to kill al-Qaida operatives.

Congress's response to WikiLeaks: shoot the messenger

Despite the release of some 92,000 classified documents that cast doubt on the success of the US war effort in Afghanistan, all but the staunchest antiwar members of Congress focused their most scathing words Monday on WikiLeaks, the website that published the material.

From Information Clearing House


This Was All Secret?

Eugene Robinson: "The tens of thousands of classified military documents posted on the Internet Sunday confirm what critics of the war in Afghanistan already knew or suspected: We are wading deeper into a long-running, morally ambiguous conflict that has virtually no chance of ending well. The Obama administration, our NATO allies and the Afghan government responded to the documents - made public by a gadfly organization known as Wikileaks - by saying they tell us nothing new. Which is the problem."

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