A vast cache of secret US military files, released to the media by Wikileaks, appears to show that Pakistan has been double-crossing the US by supporting the Taliban for years.
The documents, from the period 2004 to 2009, allege the Pakistani secret service has been meeting Taliban leaders to formulate strategy and organise networks of groups that attack US soldiers and assassinate Afghan leaders.
Some 91,000 files have been made public. It is one of the biggest leaks in US military history, and has been condemned by the White House as “irresponsible”. The documents also reveal hundreds of unreported civilian deaths, covert death squads that seek out Taliban leaders, and the soaring rate of Taliban attacks.
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