Those are all human rights: education, healthcare (including low infant mortality and high life expectancy), and access to information (which is the other side of the free speech coin).via andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com
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The whistleblowing website Wikileaks has released a document containing reports from 90,000 incidents in the Afghanistan war. Here's an infographic showing some of the other top scoops released on the site.via www.telegraph.co.uk
On Sunday WikiLeaks released 92,201 records of individual events or intelligence reports from US military files pertaining to the war in Afghanistan.The Guardian has also produced an interactive Google Map. The Guardian's 'The War Logs Map' geotags a selection of 300 of the key intelligence reports.via www.guardian.co.uk
In 2008, The New York Times published a stunning report on veterans who had come home from Iraq and Afghanistan and then were charged with murder. At that point, the paper found 121 instances of homicide, many of them related to post-traumatic stress disorder.
The United States has discovered nearly $1 trillion in untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan, far beyond any previously known reserves and enough to fundamentally alter the Afghan economy and perhaps the Afghan war itself, according to senior American government officials.
The previously unknown deposits — including huge veins of iron, copper, cobalt, gold and critical industrial metals like lithium — are so big and include so many minerals that are essential to modern industry that Afghanistan could eventually be transformed into one of the most important mining centers in the world, the United States officials believe.