The Pentagon conviction, but does not question the authenticity of the files released by Wikileaks. He spoke as the Department of Defense United States before the documents were published and has since remained silent. But for the Pentagon, the violation of its security with the release of about 400,000 documents secret until now could lead to U.S. troops and those who fight at his side are killed. "We deplore the actions of Wikileaks which encourages breaking the law, to leak classified documents and then cavalierly share information with the world, including our enemies." So emphatic was the reaction of the Pentagon.
The State Department was very similar. The U.S. diplomat, Hillary Clinton, condemned in the clearest possible terms any leaked documents to endanger American lives or their allies.
The spread made through the site founded by Julian Assange comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations between the U.S. and Iraq, as Washington's goal after the withdrawal of combat troops is to give an image-building Iraqi institutions and the country can survive alone. But the documents not only bring to light abuses and ignored by the Americans, but certifying that many human rights violations were committed by the Iraqi army and police, which does a disservice to the Baghdad government. Wikileaks revelations that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki ordered the arrests for political or sectarian and that officers tortured many of the detainees sat a horn blown in the Iraqi capital.
"The arrests are not carried out on sectarian bases, political affiliation or other sectors as some suggest, but by the evidence condemning the person, without discrimination," Maliki said in a statement.
While all the American press yesterday spent enormous spaces to classified documents, the Pentagon maintained a low profile beyond the big headline of the sentence. Its spokesmen referred the journalists to statements last Friday. "Wikileaks continues to endanger the lives of the troops, our coalition partners and Iraqis and Afghans who work with us," the press secretary of the Department of Defence, Geoff Morrell.
The Pentagon said it will not comment further beyond that exposure to light were snapshots of tragic events that do not tell the whole story. According to the U.S. military establishment, the period described by Wikileaks has been filled with news, books and movies and the publication of these reports of field does not contribute anything new to better understand Iraq's past. Only exposes secret information that will make our troops vulnerable to future attacks.
"I have the firm conviction that we must condemn in the clearest terms possible the dissemination of any information, by individuals or organizations that endanger the lives of soldiers or civilians from the United States and its allies," said Hillary Clinton.
The U.S. diplomat insisted that rejects any leakage that threatens both U.S. security and national security of those you work with Washington.
This is not the first time that Wikileaks placed between the rock and the Pentagon. Last July, the site published 75,000 secret files on the war in Afghanistan provided by a soldier from the U.S. Army, Bradley Manning, 22, currently is arrested at the Marine base in Quantico ( Virginia). May face charges of high treason
Defense says Wikileaks helps America's enemies
Waiting for the storm to come, the Pentagon went to work for days to 120 experts in the fields that we believe could be exposed by Wikileaks. Further, the Defense Department said he did not expect big surprises among the huge number of documents on the Iraq war have now come to light.