WikiLeaks is a website that publishes documents leaked to them by anonymous sources. These include sensitive national security-related government documents. WikiLeaks hosts millions of such documents.
After the release of the U.S. military Iraq files, there have been calls for an electronic offensive against the organization. In August 2010, Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell left open the possibility of offensive action against WikiLeaks. In October 2010, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sent a note out through Twitter saying: "Another irresponsible posting of stolen classified documents by WikiLeaks puts lives at risk and gives adversaries valuable information."  The Washington Times calls WikiLeaks "threat to U.S. national security" and "should be treated accordingly." Not only is WikiLeaks a threat to our troops on the battlefield, it is a threat to people and families cooperating with the United States. Our enemies are learning how the military operates. As of December 1, 2010 Wikileak documents are no longer hosted on Amazon.com servers in Ireland. No indication if Octopuce servers in France will cease hosting files. Earlier in 2010, WikiLeak servers were located in Iceland.
Top Obama Administration justice official Eric Holder has done nothing for months as WikiLeaks released top secret cables. Julian Assange is in the custody of Great Britain regarding rape allegations, which he denies.
For years, Wikileaks has been very useful in combating Islamic terrorism and sharia law by hosting material which elsewhere was subject to bans, blackouts, and death threats. Examples include hosting the documentaries Fitna by Geert Wilders and Theo Van Gogh's similar movie Submission (film).
Damaging leaks from the U.S. State Department were the third in a series of data dumps to the media. Embarrassing interactions between heads of states, damning details of positions and policies involved. Hillary Clinton was shown to request eavesdropping on certain people.
Information acquired from classified Iraq war documents shows evidence of Weapons of Mass Destruction, mostly remnants of the first Gulf War stockpiles. Chemical weapons were uncovered from 2004 through the summer of 2008. Also, terrorist elements tried to acquire these and create their own clandestine chemical weapons labs.
- New Yorker, 6/7/2010
- Has WikiLeaks landed in cyberattack crosshairs? CNET, October 27, 2010
- WikiLeaks Show WMD Hunt Continued in Iraq – With Surprising Results, Wired, October 23, 2010
- WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety, NYTimes, october 23, 2010