Mullen: Leak of Afghan Materials May Risk US Lives

BAGHDAD (AP) - The top U.S. military officer says the leak of
U.S. military documents about Afghanistan could put American lives
at risk.

Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
told reporters in Baghdad Tuesday that he was "appalled" by the
leak.

He says "there is a real potential threat there to put American
lives at risk."

American officials have condemned the weekend release of more
than 90,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war
by an organization called WikiLeaks.

The documents paint an unflattering light on the U.S.-led war
and include files documenting Afghan civilian deaths and evidence
of U.S.-Pakistani distrust.

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


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