WikiLeaks and the War in Afghanistan

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The White House, the Pentagon, national security think-tanks and some reporters say all those formerly secret documents released by WikiLeaks don’t contain anything new. But civilian casualties, Afghan corruption and Pakistan’s mixed loyalties are not what the American people have heard about from two presidents and their military commanders. Will public perceptions be changed? Will Congress start backing away? Will 92,000 raw reports from the battlefield provide new understanding of America’s longest war or more confusion than ever?  

Credits

Guests:
Jay Rosen - New York University - @jayrosen_nyu, Spencer Ackerman - Daily Beast - @attackerman, James Corum - US Army Reserve, Thomas Johnson - Naval Postgraduate School

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Darrell Satzman, Frances Anderton