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Mysterious, encrypted, ‘insurance’ file posted at Wikileaks site

Wikileaks has posted a mysterious new file on theirAfghan War Diarypage. The file is titled “Insurance,” and is 1.4GB in size, larger than any of the other files on that page. It is also encrypted.

The new file was posted days after the massive leak of information on the war in Afghanistan, which first surfaced last Sunday.

CrytoMe, a separate document leaking site, theorizes that the new file is just what the name implies: insurance in case of “an attack expected to come from DoD and Justice or parties unknown.”

U.S. authorities have done much saber-rattling in the last few days, implying, or in some cases overtly threatening legal action against Wikileaks and its founder, Julian Assange. On Thursday, both U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral Mike Mullen strongly condemned WikiLeaks and its posting of the Afghan War documents at a Pentagon press briefing.

Mullen’s words were particularly direct and strong, as he said:

“Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.”