This essay by Julian Assange is taken from the introduction to The Wikileaks Files: The World According to the US Empire, a collection analyzing how Wikileaks’ release of US diplomatic cables impacted foreign policy.
Wikileaks just dropped thousands more embassy cables today. These centered around China, Taiwan, and Libya.
While WikiLeaks was changing the history of journalism, diplomacy, secrecy, and the internet, its chief source—Bradley Manning, a lonely American intelligence operator—reached out to Adrian Lamo—a hacker he thought he could trust. Wired's published their correspondence.