WikiLeaks Preps Biggest Leak Ever

Iraq info ever expected within weeks
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2010 2:27 AM CDT
Wikileaks Preparing Massive Iraq Leak
Army analyst Bradley Manning has said he gave WikiLeaks a database covering 500,000 events in the Iraq war.   (AP Photo)

WikiLeaks is preparing a leak of Iraq war records that will dwarf its publication of secret Afghanistan information, according to a nonprofit journalism organization working with the site. The material, which will be released in a few weeks, is the "biggest leak of military intelligence" in history, Iain Overton, editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, tells Newsweek.

The bureau is working with WikiLeaks as well as other media organizations in several countries to produce stories and documentaries based on the Iraq documents. The media partners are "aware of the need to ensure that information is properly redacted," according to Overton, and they will be digging information out of the stories instead of publishing raw data. Overton didn't disclose whether the source of the leak was Army analyst Bradley Manning, who boasted of leaking records to WikiLeaks and is currently in military custody. (Read more WikiLeaks stories.)

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