Pentagon begins full criminal probe of leaks

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The homepage of the WikiLeaks.org website is seen on a computer after leaked classified military documents were posted to it July 26, 2010 in Miami, Florida. WikiLeaks, an organization based in Sweden which publishes anonymous submissions of sensitive documents from governments and other organizations, released some 91,000 classified documents that span the past six years of U.S. combat operations in the war Afghanistan. (Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

(Photo Illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Pentagon spokesman says the Army is leading the Pentagon’s inquiry into the source of leaked classified intelligence logs from the Afghanistan war.

Col. Dave Lapan  says the criminal probe launched Tuesday is aimed at finding the source of secret documents published Sunday by the online site WikiLeaks.

The Army’s criminal investigative division led the investigation into Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence specialist charged with leaking other material to WikiLeaks.

Lapan says it’s not clear whether the latest material came from Manning or someone else. The Army will have the power to investigate members of other military branches.

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