WikiLeaks and the U.S war in Iraq

WikiLeaks and the U.S war in Iraq

Reverberations from the WikiLeaks release of classified U.S. Iraq war documents continue. The nearly 400,000 secret records document thousands of civilian deaths, offer disturbing evidence on abuse and torture of prisoners, and have...

Reverberations from the WikiLeaks release of classified U.S. Iraq war documents continue. The nearly 400,000 secret records document thousands of civilian deaths, offer disturbing evidence on abuse and torture of prisoners, and have raised political tensions in Iraq. Iraq’s prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, claims his political opponents are using the documents to block efforts to form a new government – a process critical to overall U.S. strategy: What the latest WikiLeaks release of classified information means for Iraq, the U.S. and national security

Guests

Geoff Morrell

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the Pentagon

Paul Pillar

director, graduate studies at the Center for Peace and Security Studies at Georgetown University and a former CIA National Intelligence officer

Stephen Walt

professor, international affairs, John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Daniel Ellsberg

Author and former Defense Department staffer

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