More Interesting Reading: TF 373 and OGA
TF 373 refers to Task Force 373, which is a U.S. death squad.
OGA is Other Government Agency. According to Salon, “In military lingo, OGA stands for ‘other government agency’ and denotes clandestine operations conducted independent of the military chain of command.”
Update: Searching for Heroin and Opium Makes for Some Interesting Reading
Some of the reports say that the stuff was destroyed, but many do not. Others say the drugs were turned over to Afghan police. Or stored on base for later disposal… (Oh sure.) Some of the quantities mentioned are huge. Then there are the people who got caught with heroin who were trying to fly to Canada:
“Kabul Prov/Kabul City Dist 10 Airport: 26 Apr07. ANP arrested (2) suspects with (1.4) kilograms of Heroin. The suspects were trying to fly to Canada.”
Look at this one:
Helmand Prov/ Kajaki Dist/ Safyan Village: 12 Jul07. Government forces conducted a search operation. Results were (08) ACF KIA, (03) ACF and (12) others unknown affiliation arrested. Items seized are (05) AK-47s, (02) RPGs, (02) heavy machine guns, (60) RPG rounds, (01) hand gun, (1.35) Kgs opium and (1,150) Kgs of heroin. NFI
1,150 kilos of heroin… No further information, indeed.
FOX 30 still holds bazaar in Marjeh, investigation ongoing. Sustained enemy contact from all directions. BDA: 3 x US MIL WIA (confirmed) – reported above, 18 x INS KIA (confirmed), UNK total number EKIA/EWIA. Have found approx 15,000 kilos of black tar heroin and functioning refinement labs to include 275 gallons of acidic anhydride and 15,000 kg ammonium chloride. 15,900 lbs poppy, 24,000 kg ammonium nitrate, much more. Search of OBJ is 50% complete.
Update: WikiLeaks Has Not Released the Complete Archive to the Public
I’m searching random documents that appear on the New York Times site and some do not appear in the WikiLeaks file.
For example: (THREAT REPORT) IED THREAT RPT Sorobi INS MEET TO PLAN AN SVBIED ATTACK appears on the New York Times, but not in the publicly available file.
Just saw this from wardiary.wikileaks.org (which is up now):
We have delayed the release of some 15,000 reports from total archive as part of a harm minimization process demanded by our source. After further review, these reports will be released, with occasional redactions, and eventually, in full, as the security situation in Afghanistan permits.
UPDATE: WikiLeaks: Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010
25th July 2010 5:00 PM EST WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary (AWD), an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related detail.
The document collection will shortly be available on a dedicated webpage.
The reports cover most units from the US Army with the exception of most US Special Forces’ activities. The reports do not generally cover top-secret operations or European and other ISAF Forces operations.
We have delayed the release of some 15,000 reports from the total archive as part of a harm minimization process demanded by our source. After further review, these reports will be released, with occasional redactions, and eventually, in full, as the security situation in Afghanistan permits.
The data is provided in CSV and SQL formats, sorted by months, and also was rendered into KML mapping data.
- All entries, CSV format
- All entries, SQL format
- All entries, KML format
- All NATO entries, KML format
- Entries by month, KML format
- Entries with scale filter, KML format
Apparently, this is it. It’s a 15MB CSV with 7zip compression. I have it open in OpenOffice Writer.
UPDATE: Standing by for Full, Uncensored Archive…
WikiLeaks is down, probably do to an offensive information warfare campaign by the United States military.
I’m noticing that the mainstream media—that has had access to the information for months—has redacted parts of it.
We’re standing by for the full, uncensored archive. My guess is that the attempts by the U.S. to stop this will fail within hours…
WikiLeaks announced it via Twitter.
This series of reports on the war in Afghanistan is based on the US military’s internal logs of the conflict between January 2004 and December 2009.
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