Colorado’s senators react to WikiLeaks release

Colorado’s senators called for the United States to review how it keeps its secrets in the wake of revelations from WikiLeaks that were denounced Monday by the Obama administration and other nations.

“America’s national security depends on our ability to gather and safeguard sensitive information,” a spokesman for Sen. Michael Bennet said.

Sen. Mark Udall, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called the leaks “a reckless and inexcusable act that will strain our relations with other countries, set back many diplomatic initiatives, and potentially endanger our service men and women, our diplomats, aid workers, and any number of others” who were identified in the leaks.

The senators, both Democrats, called for the Obama administration to prosecute the leakers.

The U.S. Attorney General’s Office announced it was opening a criminal investigation into the leaks and an American intelligence analyst, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, already is in custody in connection with a previous WikiLeaks release of classified information.


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