U.S. Army recommends soldiers from Iraq to avoid reading Wikileaks


The U.S. Army has posted on the Internet network used by American soldiers in Iraq a warning that Wikileaks published documents should not be consulted in order to soldiers to keep them away from these revelations, announced Saturday its spokesman.

This warning appears automatically  Fridayon to military network, NIPRNet, when the user tries to access some sites for information. She advises the soldiers not to read,  download and not send the contents of documents to Wikileaks, suggesting that this could be illegal.

“The MoD rules (…) all staff should avoid consulting the Dnieper articles published by Wikileaks,” the message states.

But the army has blocked the Internet, said a spokesman.

“U.S. forces in Iraq (USF-I) have not blocked any site,” said Sergeant Kelli Lane, in an e-mail to AFP.

“The Army has posted a warning about the ease with which Wikileaks published secret documents can be found on the Internet,” she added.

Lane said that it is only about a warning, that does not prevent soldiers from accessing information sites. It does not provide details of the names of sites covered by this warning.

Wikileaks began in recent days to publish some of the 250,000 U.S. diplomatic documents, causing a surge in chancelleries around the world.

Lane said that the U.S. military has made no previous warning on  Internet users to confidential documents published by Wikileaks.

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Posted by W.Souser on Dec 4 2010. Filed under Featured News, US, World. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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