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Afghanistan War / The Secrets Leak #971209

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 26, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The publication by WikiLeaks of 91,731 classified military documents about the war in Afghanistan introduced; details given about the revelations the Pakistani ISI is helping the Taliban.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The classified documents about the war examined; examples cited of the use of a heat-seeking missile, the shortage of troops, the Afghan government corruption, raids killing civilians. [WikiLeaks founder Julian ASSANGE†- says the war is one damn thing after another.] [Brookings Inst. analyst Bruce REIDEL††- says intelligence gathering will be harder.] The role of Pfc. Bradley Manning in collecting this information noted.

(Studio: Katie Couric; Kampala, Uganda: Lara Logan) The revelations in these documents about the role of the Pakistani government in aiding the enemy, what it means for the US-Pakistan relations, the Taliban use of missiles against aircraft that could be a gamechanger in the war & the major issue of civilian casualties discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric; White House: Chip Reid) The White House take on the leaked documents, what the leak means for the handling of the war & the timing of the release of documents while a funding bill is being voted on discussed. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- speaks about casualties.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Studio: Jeff Greenfield) The issue of new media vs. national security as evidenced by the documents released by an anonymous Website examined; details given about old & new media. [ASSANGE - hopes there will be reform in allied policy.] [Chief foreign correspondent Jim HOAGLAND†, First Amendment expert Floyd ABRAMS†- comment on the security issue in a new society where no secrets are safe.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Afghan claims that 52 civilian casualties came last Friday from a NATO rocket & the disappearance Friday of two US Navy men reported; scenes from Helmand province & photos of the two men shown.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David;
Logan, Lara;
Reid, Chip;
Greenfield, Jeff

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