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Pentagon Demands Website Stop Posting Classified Military Documents

WASHINGTON (AP) - A website that solicits leaked government
secrets hasn't replied to calls and e-mails seeking comment on the
Pentagon's demand that it cancel any plan to publish more
classified military documents.

The Defense Department also told the website WikiLeaks to pull
back tens of thousands of secret Afghan war longs already posted on
the Internet.

The Pentagon has no independent power to enforce it's demand.
Its demand was primarily aimed at preventing release of
approximately 15,000 secret documents that WikiLeaks has said it is
holding.

The Pentagon also hopes to stop the website from making public
the contents of a mammoth encrypted file recently added to the
site. The contents of that file remain a mystery.

WikiLeaks posted more than 76,900 classified military and other
documents from Afghanistan on its website on July 25th.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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