ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 26, 2010
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(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The stunning military reports reviewed; details given of accounts about missions gone wrong, dispatches indicating Pakistan's military intelligence agency is helping the enemy, about civilian deaths from American rockets & the shooting down of a US helicopter by a missile. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- says it poses a threat.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.
(Studio: David Muir) The investigation into the role of Pfc. Bradley Manning in leaking the material to a whistle-blowing Website examined; details given about how he would download intelligence onto CDs, what he wrote about the war & his arrest. ["Wired news" Kevin POULSEN, computer hacker Adrian LAMO- comment on the soldier.]
(Studio: Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos) That the leak will not change the course of the war but reinforces doubt about the war, the differences & similarities between these documents & the Pentagon Papers discussed.