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Gates Criticizes WikiLeaks for Releasing Video of US Attack

HeadlineApr 14, 2010

Back in the United States, Defense Secretary Robert Gates continues to reject calls for a probe into the US military’s indiscriminate killing of twelve Iraqis despite video capturing the attack on tape. Last week, the watchdog website WikiLeaks released a classified US military video showing a US helicopter gunship firing on Iraqi civilians in 2007. Gates has staunchly defended the servicemembers involved, claiming they were involved in a “combat” and “split-second” situation. On Tuesday, Gates criticized WikiLeaks for releasing the video, saying, “These people can put out anything they want, and they’re never held accountable for it. There’s no before, and there’s no after.”

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