Mr. Ambassador, how are diplomatic cables like the ones now being published created? One of the core responsibilities of a member of the State Department foreign service -- in any embassy and certainly in Berlin -- is to report.
What does the publication of more than 250.000 secret US cables mean for US foreign policy? I assume that first there will be a great deal of drama. There is a good reason why stealing documents from official archives is a criminal act. Their release could damage important cooperation among governments or in some countries endanger dissidents who have put their trust in the United States.