Military Secrets for Sale in Afghanistan
Stolen goods are being sold in the markets, including hard drives filled with classified data.
A reporter recently obtained several drives at the bazaar that contained documents marked "Secret." The contents included documents that were potentially embarrassing to Pakistan, a U.S. ally, presentations that named suspected militants targeted for "kill or capture" and discussions of U.S. efforts to "remove" or "marginalize" Afghan government officials whom the military considered "problem makers."
The drives also included deployment rosters and other documents that identified nearly 700 U.S. service members and their Social Security numbers, information that identity thieves could use to open credit card accounts in soldiers' names.
EDITED TO ADD (4/12): NPR story.
Posted on April 12, 2006 at 6:25 AM • 34 Comments