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Ian O'Doherty: Really? You don't say!

Published 28/07/2010 | 05:00

The controversy over the 90,000 military documents released on Wikileaks the other day won't go away any time soon -- although judging by the performance of the rather odd, belligerent and defensive founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, at his press conference, more is yet to come.

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Most of the documents are just battle-assessment reports and won't provide succour to the enemy but the idea that every single bit of sensitive information could be released online at the flick of a mouse is surely something that will have American and British generals sweating through the night.

But what was particularly amusing in all the predictable outrage has been the righteous fury over the revelation that the allies use snatch-and-kill squads in Afghanistan who hunt down and either kill or capture leading Taliban fighters.

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