(WASHINGTON) -- WikiLeaks has struck again, and this disclosure of vital facilities around the world may be the most damaging yet to U.S. national security.
The whistleblower website made the secret files public Monday. They list “critical infrastructure” locations outside the U.S. that offer food, energy, health care and emergency services. They include mines in Africa and Asia, vaccine production facilities inside Europe and locations of telecommunication cables that connect the U.S. to its allies.
Calling WiliLeaks latest document dump “irresponsible,” Assistant Secretary of State Phillip Crowley added, “there are strong and valid reasons information is classified, including critical infrastructure and key resources that are vital to the national and economic security of any country.”
With the list of vital facilities now common knowledge, they become susceptible to attack by terrorists and other enemies of the U.S., according to American and international officials.
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