Portugal: Wikileaks takes aim at Portuguese army

29 July 2010 – Presseurop Diário de Notícias
, 29 July 2010

A few days following the publication of American documents on the war in Afghanistan by the site Wikileaks, "Portuguese military secrets have also been revealed on the web", reports the Diário de Notícias. Documents of the Republican National Guard (GNR) dating from 2004 pertaining to the activities of al-Qaeda and the Iranian secret service in Iraq, and even on Tony Blair's political choices, have been discovered on the same site by the Lisbon daily. A GNR spokesperson quoted by the paper downplayed the leaks, noting that six years have already passed, and that "the documents contain no particularly pertinent strategic information".