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Afghanistan War / The Leak #971192

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 26, 2010
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) The publication by WikiLeaks of 92,000 classified military documents about the war in Afghanistan introduced.

(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.

Sawyer, Diane;
Raddatz, Martha;
Muir, David;
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