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WikiLeaks and the Afghan War

The thousands of secret documents exposed in the Afghan war, and what they say.

United States Marine scan the horizon for militants near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (AP)

United States Marine scan the horizon for militants near Musa Qaleh, in northern Helmand Province, Afghanistan. (AP)

Afghanistan and Wikileaks, all over the news today. 92,000 documents. Six years of ground level U.S. military reports. Leaked to the world.

The portrait: familiar, but more grim than we knew. Heat-seeking missiles in Taliban hands. Pakistan alleged deep in the Taliban camp. Corruption. Civilian casualties.

The New York Times, London’s Guardian, and Germany’s Der Spiegel have had the reports for weeks. We’ll talk with their reporters.

This hour On Point: The Afghan war and the Wikileak war logs. We’ll go deep.

Guests:

Mark Mazzetti, national security correspondent for the New York Times. Check out: New York Times: The War Logs.

Nick Davies, investigative journalist for the Guardian.

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations. 

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