Via Associated Press
Some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records posted online Sunday amount to a blow-by-blow account of six years of the Afghanistan war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings as well as covert operations against Taliban figures.
The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks posted the documents on its website Sunday. The New York Times, London's Guardian newspaper and the German weekly Der Spiegel were given early access to the documents.
The Guardian described the collection as, 'a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan.'
The White House condemned the document disclosure, saying it 'put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk.'
The leaked records include detailed descriptions of raids carried out by a secretive U.S. special operations unit called Task Force 373 against what U.S. officials considered high-value insurgent and terrorist targets. Some of the raids resulted in unintended killings of Afghan civilians, according to the documentation.
There is believed to be evidence of war crimes in this documents. If that is the case, get ready for an explosive summer of politics.