July 26th, 2010
01:28 PM ET
4 years ago

Gibbs: No new revelations in leaked military documents

Washington (CNN) - Classified military documents posted by WikiLeaks contained no major new revelations, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.

"In terms of broad revelations, there aren't any that we see in these documents," Gibbs said.

However, Gibbs said the public posting of names of military personnel and their sources, as well as details of operations, could do harm.


Filed under: Department of Defense • issues • Robert Gibbs
soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Gaylon Barrow NOT ASHAMED for the truth!!!

    Way to go OBAMA you really have control of the security of the United States, don't you. PLEASE BRING GEORGE JR. BACK.

    July 26, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  2. Angus McDugan

    How profound. Hey Gibbs, they were leaked from our side!

    July 26, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    I agree with Mr. Gibbs' assesment.

    July 26, 2010 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  4. Eric

    Translation of official administration response:
    "Move along. Nothing to see here. Please dispurse. These aren't the droids you're looking for..."

    July 26, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  5. jim

    Gibbs is spinning out of control. Needs a reality check !!! I'm sure Afghan leaders are pleased about Obama's people leaking classified material.

    July 26, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  6. Scott

    ...........Nothing new here to see folks just move along.....nothing here to see. Isn't that how Obamacare got passed? This admin has lost it!

    July 26, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  7. Layla

    Time to return the death penalty for treason.

    July 26, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Leaks have consequences. The largest problem facing our country today is the "gotcha" factor in media and with reality TV. 24/7 coverage of everything means they must look for anythign they can find without ever stopping to think of ramifications.
    The thief of the information and the papers and news netowrks that ran it should be porsecuted whether their is truly classified informaiton included or not.

    July 26, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. samdi

    Whoever hacked into those files should be tried for treason and executed. Enough is enough. When are we going to show some guts in this country. Take em out and hang like the traitors they are including wiki waki leaki or whoever they are.

    July 26, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  10. No new revelations? That's a joke

    The Obama White House says there are no new revelations???? I have been following the war on network news and CNN for years and I learned a whole lot of new things I never knew

    – Pakistan Intelligence is actively aiding the Taliban to kill Americans?
    – The safe havens in Pakistan for the Taliban are known to the pakistani government and insurgents freely cross the border into Afghan to conduct raids and then go back to their Pakistani safe havens?
    – The Taliban now have heat seeking missles????
    – Osama Bin Laden is actively managing the war from Pakistan???

    Most Americans thought the Afghan government was corrupt but we learn now that they are corrput to the core and actually hinder our military efforts and possible endanger our troops.

    But most of all, what I have learned is that this war can never be won and the government in place is not worth protecting. I used to think that Afghan was like our lost cause in Vietnam, but afghan is actually a whole lot worse than Vietnam ever was and we are wasting american lives and money needlesslay.

    It is time to get out of Afghanistan

    July 26, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  11. Willy Brown

    " Gibbs said the public posting of names of military personnel and their sources, as well as details of operations, could do harm." Gee Baghdad Gibbs ya think!

    July 26, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. whaley41

    We are at war. Leaking classified documents is treason. Put the morons in jail!!!!! If I had done it I would be in jail!! Oh, I forgot, I am just an average American citizen who loves my country and the people who serve in our military. No one give a rip about me!!

    July 26, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  13. db

    dream on

    July 26, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  14. RSaundersPA

    The guy at WikiLeaks should be tried for treason. This kind of act is not protected by the second amendment. In an earlier day, he would have been hung for what he did.

    July 26, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. OBOZO'S RECORD DEFICITS

    Once again, OBOZO's administration proves to be a complete joke.

    What a BOZO.

    July 26, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  16. Would Tim Mcveigh be a Tea Party hero today?

    Thank you Mr.Gibbs,Rush is putting his best lying spin on this.hahaha

    July 26, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Let's see, this is one of the most anti-military administrations ever,.... who would leak such information...?

    July 26, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  18. Blaum

    "the public posting of names of military personnel and their sources, as well as details of operations, could do harm"

    thanks, Professor Gibbs..... we have made note of it.....

    Gibbs = box of rocks

    July 26, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  19. Marcus

    'However, Gibbs said the public posting of names of military personnel and their sources, as well as details of operations, could do harm.'
    It's not 'COULD'. It's 'WILL'.
    Why?
    Because the TRUST between 'Military personnel' and their 'sources' relies (among other things) in the confidence of secrecy of the act.
    Take it, without any punishment to those who did it, and you'll see what the 'military personnel' will achieve afterwards...

    July 26, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |