State Secrets

WikiLeaks to Release Airstrike Docs

Julian Assange’s assault on state secrecy continues: After surfacing for a speech in Brussels on Monday, the WikiLeaks founder told The Washington Post that this week his website will release documents related to a U.S. airstrike that killed Afghan civilians. Assange says the documents are related to the airstrike on Garani in May 2009. Assange also said that his most controversial rumored possession—combat footage from this airstrike—will be released later this summer. Assange also talked to The Daily Beast about his outreach to Washington, his fear of criminal charges—and why leaker Bradley Manning is a “national hero.