Leaks Raise Fresh Doubts on Afghan War

WASHINGTON (AP) — The monumental leak of classified Afghan war documents has sent the Obama administration into damage control mode. The leak threatens to create deeper doubts about the war at home, cause new friction with Pakistan over its spy agency and raise questions around the world about Washington’s ability to protect military secrets.

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.


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