New US military reports leaked to Julian Assange and Wikileaks show Pakistan was actively collaborating with the Taliban in Afghanistan while accepting American aid. In fact, the Afghan Taliban is headquartered in Pakistan.
The secret military documents referred to as the Afghan War Diaries contain more than 90,000 files giving a detailed account of fighting between January 2004 and December 2009.
Bradley Manning, a US Military Lieutenant and intelligence analyst was arrested in connection with the release of the 2007 US Helicopter attack on Iraq insurgents video. It is believed that he is responsible for leaking the Afghan War Diary classified documents as well.
National Security Advisor, General James Jones accused WikiLeaks of taking action that could put the lives of Americans and US partners at risk, and threatening national security.
The NSA added that the irresponsible leaks will not deter Washington’s commitment to the fight in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Key findings from the WikiLeaks Afghan War Diaries:
• CIA paramilitary operations are expanding in Afghanistan
• Taliban use of portable, heat-seeking missiles against US and coalition aircraft
• Americans suspect Pakistan’s spy service of guiding Afghan insurgency
“ However illegally these documents came to light, they raise serious questions about the reality of America’s policy toward Pakistan and Afghanistan.” – Sen. John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee