WikiLeaks has returned with its largest ever release of formerly confidential information. The "Kissinger Cables" include over 1.7 million diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976, of which 205,901 are connected to controversial US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In total, the release is around 700 million words long, and contains what WikiLeaks describes as "significant revelations about US involvements with fascist dictatorships, particularly in Latin America, under Franco's Spain (including about the Spanish royal family) and in Greece under the regime of the Colonels."

"The US administration cannot be trusted to maintain the history of its interactions with the world."

WikiLeaks says that although the files should have been declassified after 25 years, the government has attempted to reclassify them; there are no diplomatic records from later than 1976 available. In order to make them accessible, WikiLeaks obtained all the files from NARA and collated them into a single, searchable database.

The Kissinger Cables form the largest part of WikiLeaks' Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD), which also launches today and stores a total of two million records. "The US administration cannot be trusted to maintain the history of its interactions with the world," said founder Julian Assange. "Fortunately, an organisation with an unbroken record in resisting censorship attempts now has a copy."

WikiLeaks has returned with its largest ever release of formerly confidential information. The "Kissinger Cables" include over 1.7 million diplomatic records from 1973 to 1976, of which 205,901 are connected to controversial US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. In total, the release is around 700 million words long, and contains what WikiLeaks describes as "significant revelations about US involvements with fascist dictatorships, particularly in Latin America, under Franco's Spain (including about the Spanish royal family) and in Greece under the regime of the Colonels."

"The US administration cannot be trusted to maintain the history of its interactions with the world."

WikiLeaks says that although the files should have been declassified after 25 years, the government has attempted to reclassify them; there are no diplomatic records from later than 1976 available. In order to make them accessible, WikiLeaks obtained all the files from NARA and collated them into a single, searchable database.

The Kissinger Cables form the largest part of WikiLeaks' Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD), which also launches today and stores a total of two million records. "The US administration cannot be trusted to maintain the history of its interactions with the world," said founder Julian Assange. "Fortunately, an organisation with an unbroken record in resisting censorship attempts now has a copy."