The controversial whistleblower website WikiLeakS.org, despite being still "on strike" to plead for financial donations, continues to publish a few headline grabbing "leaks", without the full wiki system which used to allow readers to analyse and comment on them on the website itself.
They are sensationally claiming that:
U.S.Intelligence planned to destroy WikiLeaks
We cannot see much evidence of any actual "plan", only a statement of the obvious, that if US Military whistleblowers are tracked down and disciplined or prosecuted, this may have a deterrent effect on future leaks, in general and to Wikileaks in particular.
WikiLeakS.org point out that none of that has happened, as yet, in the couple of years since this intelligence report was compiled.
There is mention of foreign i.e. non-USA potential Computer Network Exploitation (CNE) and / or Computer Network Attacks (CNA) on wikileaks, but with no mention of any US military capabilities or policies in these areas.
This document appears to be:
(U) Wikileaks.org--An Online Reference to Foreign Intelligence Services, Insurgents, or Terrorist Groups?
Information Cutoff Date: 28 February 2008
Publication Date: 18 March 2008
Michael D. Horvath
Cyber Counterintelligence Assessments Branch
Army Counterintelligence Center
External Coordination: National Ground Intelligence Center
This product responds to HQ, Department of Army, production requirement C764-97-0005.
ACIC Product Identification Number is RB08-0617.
(U) This special report assesses the counterintelligence threat posed to the US Army by the Wikileaks.org Web site.
It is interesting that this SECRET / NOFORN (NOFORN = Not releasable to Foreign Nationals, equivalent to "UK Eyes Only") document cites this Spy Blog article 3 times e.g.:
(U) Spy Blog. ―Is Wikileaks.org the Right Idea for a Whistleblowing Website? 5 January 2007.
URL: http://email@example.com/blog/2007/01/is_wikileaks.org_the_right_idea_for_a_ whistleblowing_website/html. Moved from URL: www.spy.org.uk/spyblog. Accessed on 17 December 2007.
This URL has got mangled somewhat, so interested readers should go to:
Spy Blog, January 5, 2007 2:09 PM:
Is WikiLeaks.org the right idea for a whistleblowing website ?
The WikiLeak.org blog (no "s") has also discussed many of the technical and ethical issues raised by this US Military Intelligence analyst.