Be advised that just because information has been leaked, that doesn't mean that it is declassified, and anyone who downloads or views it can be held liable for dissemination of classified information. This is especially true for military personnel. This message is making the rounds via AKO and other Army sites, and it would probably be a good idea for it to be posted here:


As you may have seen on the news recently, a new cache of classified documents has been released on the WikiLeaks website.

As a security reminder to all Soldiers, individuals should not access the WikiLeaks web site to view, download, or print any information which is potentially classified. All personnel are reminded that the accessing of classified information on an unclassified network, either on government or privately owned computers, could constitute a security violation or place our national security at risk.

In accordance with Executive Order 13526, classified information shall not be declassified automatically as a result of any unauthorized disclosure and will remain classified until it is formally declassified by an appropriate authority. Therefore, information on the internet which is or appears to be classified should be handled as such until it is properly declassified. The unauthorized disclosure, unauthorized retention, or
negligent handling of classified information may result in termination of security clearance, termination of employment, or prosecution.

Finally, personnel are reminded that the following of proper security procedures is an individual responsibility, and is not to be taken lightly.