Previously Classified Documents Show US Military Had Designated Julian Assage And WikiLeaks As Enemies Of The United States – Same Category As Taliban And Al-Qaeda Terror Network – US Air Force Investigated UK Citizen, A Systems Analyst Who Expressed Support For WikiLeaks And Attended Demonstrations In London

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. military has designated Julian Assange and WikiLeaks as enemies of the United States — the same legal category as the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban insurgency.

Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks or WikiLeaks supporters may be at risk of being charged with “communicating with the enemy”, a military crime that carries a maximum sentence of death.

The documents, some originally classified “Secret/NoForn” — not releasable to non-US nationals — record a probe by the air force’s Office of Special Investigations into a cyber systems analyst based in Britain who allegedly expressed support for WikiLeaks and attended pro-Assange demonstrations in London.

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