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The White House called the torrent of more than 91,000 secret documents “alarming.”
It’s one of the largest unauthorized disclosures in military history and the material could reinforce the view of congressional opponents that one of the nation’s longest conflicts is hopelessly stalemated.
The leaks also come at a time when polls finding that a majority of Americans no longer think the war is worth fighting. The leaks are not expected to prevent passage of a $60 billion war funding bill.