New WikiLeaks Docs 'Will Risk Lives'

The State Department is bracing itself for the next WikiLeaks dump, but there seems to be little it can do. Its latest move was sending a final plea to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the form of a letter from its legal adviser, Harold Hongju Koh. In it, he warned Assange that the "illegal dissemination of classified documents" would "place at risk the lives of countless individuals." Koh added that the department had already spoken with The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel about the forthcoming wave of documents, which is said to be seven times larger than the Iraq War logs. This particular set of files is expected to include the collection of cables between the State Department and its 297 embassies, consulates, and missions around the world.