WikiLeaks Strikes Again

Sunday Julian Assange released a quarter million secret diplomatic cables to the New York Times and other global newspapers willing to disclose the sensitive material.

The disclosures “place at risk ongoing cooperation between countries—partners, allies and common stakeholders—to confront common challenges from terrorism to pandemic diseases to nuclear proliferation that threaten global stability,” State Department legal adviser Harold Koh wrote to a lawyer for the founder of WikiLeaks.

The release was the third by WikiLeaks in recent months and offers an unprecedented look inside the workings of two US administrations and their approach to American interest in a 9/11 world. Often embarrassing to the U.S.and it’s allies, the encrypted e-mails, known as cables in diplomatic jargon, were sent by special devices.