The import of these leaks can be measured if compared to what would have happened had American plans and capabilities had been revealed to the enemy in World War II during the Battle of the Bulge or any other key engagement in World War II.
And imagine what kind of penalty a leaker would have paid.
There is no doubt that the leaks had one overriding motive: get the U.S. and its allies out of Afghanistan, handing victory to a band of terrorist thugs.
This a war the U.S. must win if the struggle to end international terrorism is to succeed. Any actions designed to end that struggle without success are actions against the vital interests of the American people.
Jullian Assange, alleged anti-war crusader, has revealed himself for what he is -- a subversive who has no qualms about the damage he does to the United States and to the members of our armed forces.