Accidents are tied to drones such as this MQ-9 Reaper, with laser-guided munitions and Hellfire missiles. LTC Leslie Pratt ? USAF/NYT
A six-year archive of classified military documents made public Sunday offers an unvarnished, ground-level picture of the Afghanistan war that in many respects is more grim than the official portrayal.
The secret documents, released by an Internet organization called WikiLeaks, are a daily diary of an American-led force often starved for resources and attention as it struggled against an insurgency that grew larger, better coordinated and more deadly each year.
The New York Times, the British newspaper the Guardian and the German magazine Der Spiegel were given access to the voluminous records weeks ago on the condition that they not report on the material before Sunday (July 25).
Six Facts No War Supporter Knows, David Swanson, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)