Known as the Kissinger Cables, WikiLeaks has released over 1.7 million documents as a part of the WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD).
PlusD holds the world’s largest searchable collection of confidential, formerly confidential, and diplomatic communications. As of it’s launch today it holds 2 million records, according to WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange:
“The collection covers US involvements in, and diplomatic or intelligence reporting on, every country on Earth. It is the single most significant body of geopolitical material ever published.”
The records cover the time period of 1973 to 1976 and include over 200,000 records that relate to former US Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. They cover a multitude of diplomatic traffic from cables to intelligence reports and even congressional correspondence. There are 1.3 million diplomatic cables and 320,000 originally classified records. Included are 227,000 cables marked Confidential and 61,000 cables marked Secret.
Most importantly there are more than 12,000 documents listed no distribution and 9,000 labelled Eyes Only.
The leaked documents create a collection that is five times the size of WikiLeak’s Cablegate, and the PDF data is more than 380 GB in size, making it the largest WikiLeaks publication to date.
Media partners will be sifting through the collection and reporting throughout the week on their findings, including any significant revelations about US involvements with fascist dictatorships.
Julian Assange further stated:
“The US administration cannot be trusted to maintain the history of its interactions with the world. Fortunately, an organisation with an unbroken record in resisting censorship attempts now has a copy.”
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