The man behind WikiLeaks

Who is responsible for the site that caused a firestorm earlier this month over a leaked video?

The video showed soldiers in a U.S. Army helicopter in Iraq shooting at a group of men on the ground, killing a Reuters journalist and his driver. Reuters had reportedly been trying to get a copy of the video from the Pentagon ever since the shooting occurred in 2007.

Since its launch in December, 2006, WikiLeaks has posted more than 1.2 million documents totaling more than 10 million pages. It has published the operating manuals from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, NATO’s secret plan for the Afghan war, and inventories of US military materiel in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Read more at Mother Jones (April 6, 2010). Their story describes “the elusive yet single-minded public face of WikiLeaks,” a 30-something Australian with a taste for the dramatic.

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