WikiLeaks Releases 1.7 Million US Intelligence Reports Covering Every Country in the World

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Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks Sunday published more than 1.7 million U.S. records covering diplomatic or intelligence reports on every country in the world.

The data released includes more than 1.7 million U.S. diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976 – covering traffic of cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence.

WikiLeaks described the Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) as the world’s largest searchable collection of U.S. confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications.

Much of the work was carried out by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, 41, during his time in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been staying since last summer. The Australian sought refuge at the embassy last June over fears that he would be sent to the U.S. if he was extradited to Sweden to face sexual offence claims by two women – charges he denies…

Mr Assange said the information showed the ‘vast range and scope’ of U.S. diplomatic and intelligence activity around the world…

Thousands of the documents are marked NODIS (no distribution) or Eyes Only, as well as cables originally classed as secret or confidential.

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