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New WikiLeaks releases of State Department cables causes fresh US angst, concern for sources
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The accelerated online disclosure of tens of thousands of previously unreleased State Department cables by the WikiLeaks organization is raising new concerns about the exposure of confidential U.S. embassy sources.
It's also proving a source of fresh diplomatic setbacks and embarrassment for the Obama administration.
Current and former American officials said Tuesday that the disclosure in the past week of more than 125,000 sensitive documents by WikiLeaks, far more than it had earlier published, further endangered informants and jeopardized U.S. foreign policy goals.
The officials would not comment on specific information contained in the leaked documents but said the rate of the new releases, including about 50,000 in one day alone, had sparked fears that the cables may not be scrubbed to protect the identities of individuals named in them.