"Does Julian Assange understand the significance of what he is doing? Perhaps not. The Australian editor in chief of Wikileaks has published some extraordinary material in the past, but the release of the Afghan war logs is a big deal. The 91,000 classified documents - only 75,000 have been publically uploaded so far - cover six years of the War in Afghanistan. The meaning of it all isn't yet clear. At Slate, Fred Kaplan has written ""Just because some documents are classified doesn't mean that they're news or even necessarily interesting."" But if nothing else the documents provide a portrait of a war which hasn't been going well. There may not be any smoking guns of conspiracy here. But there is a lot of murkiness."