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What do WikiLeaks war documents really reveal?




Pakistani paramilitary soldiers patrol following a suicide bomb attack in the district of Mohmand
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers patrol following a suicide bomb attack in the district of Mohmand
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90,000 U.S. military records, that reveal confidential reports on the war in Afghanistan, were leaked on Sunday by the website WikiLeaks. The New York Times, the Guardian newspaper in London, and Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine received early access to the classified documents, which suggest evidence of deadly war crimes and a Pakistan-Taliban alliance. The White House has condemned the release, announcing it could severely threaten the nation’s security. But, will these leaked documents at all shape the future of the war in Afghanistan? And, how dangerous is Pakistan’s relationship with the Taliban?

Guests:

Gregor Schmitz, Washington Correspondent for Der Spiegel

Larry Goodson, Professor of Middle East Studies in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College, he’s currently on sabbatical working on a book about the US-Pakistani relationship

Haider Mullick, Senior fellow at the Joint Special Operations University (JSOU); fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding; Author of Pakistan's Security Paradox: Countering and Fomenting Insurgencies



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