the only sensible explanation for this rather curious demand is that the Pentagon actually does not know what has been leaked, i.e. the extent of the damage. and that a quick way of dealing with it is too ask for information: crowdsourcing ?
Rep. Darrell Issa — Who Says Investigating Wikileaks Is A Priority — Sets Up His Own Whistleblower Site, TechDirt, 14 January 2011
a stand which in a rather ironic way leads to the same conclusion as the UK Information Commissioner! UK Information Commissioner Says Wikileaks Means Governments Should Be More Open, TechDirt, 6 January 2011
PayPal Turns Bradley Manning Defense Account Back On; Claims It Was A Paperwork Problem, TechDirt, 25 February 2011