Inside The Box: WikiLeaks Releases Sensitive U.S. Documents

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View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on November 28, 2010. Whistleblower website WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes, from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. The leaked memos describe a Chinese government bid to hack into Google, plans to reunite the Korean peninsula after the North's eventual collapse, and quote Saudi Arabia's king as saying the United States should bomb Iran to halt its nuclear drive, telling it to "cut off the head of the snake." (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

View of the WikiLeaks homepage taken in Washington on November 28, 2010. Whistleblower website WikiLeaks unleashed a flood of US cables detailing shocking diplomatic episodes, from a nuclear standoff with Pakistan to Arab leaders urging a strike on Iran. The leaked memos describe a Chinese government bid to hack into Google, plans to reunite the Korean peninsula after the North’s eventual collapse, and quote Saudi Arabia’s king as saying the United States should bomb Iran to halt its nuclear drive, telling it to “cut off the head of the snake.” (credit: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Bristling over the unauthorized release of more than a quarter million classified State Department documents, the Obama White House on Monday ordered a government-wide review of how agencies safeguard sensitive information.

The U.S. documents contained raw comments normally muffled by diplomatic politesse: Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah pressing the U.S. to “cut off the head of the snake” by taking action against Iran’s nuclear program. Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi described as “feckless” and “vain.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed as “risk averse and rarely creative.”

So what do you think about WikiLeaks revealing all those classified documents? Do you think it will put our country at risk…or do you feel it’s information we deserve to know?

Step Inside the Box and have your say.

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