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Julian Assange: Why WikiLeaks Is Taking on the Pentagon
Complete video at: fora.tv Why is WikiLeaks releasing documents from the US government, when there is no shortage of corruption elsewhere in the world? Editor-in-chief Julian Assange regards it as an issue of trust, explaining that he considers it the website's responsibility to publish any classified information likely to have a significant impact -- regardless of diplomatic origins. For related videos, visit WikiLeaks: Security Threat or Media Savior? A FORA.tv Series: fora.tv ----- Following the leak by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks of almost 400000 secret US army field reports from the Iraq war between 2004 and 2009, tune in to hear Julian Assange at the Frontline Club in conversation with one of the most famous whistle blowers in history, Daniel Ellsberg, who was responsible for the leak of the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Julian Assange is an Australian journalist, programmer and Internet activist, best known for his involvement with Wikileaks, a whistleblower website. Daniel Ellsberg is a political commentator and activist. A former US military analyst employed by the RAND Corporation, Ellsberg sparked a national controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers to the New York Times.