According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the US Military has classified WikiLeaks an “enemy of the state”. This is the same legal category reserved for the al-Qaeda terrorist network and the Taliban insurgency. This classification carries some potential penalties for personnel:
Declassified US Air Force counter-intelligence documents, released under US freedom-of-information laws, reveal that military personnel who contact WikiLeaks or WikiLeaks supporters may be at risk of being charged with “communicating with the enemy”, a military crime that carries a maximum sentence of death.
Just so we’re clear, C4SS supports WikiLeaks and all “WikiLeaks” like projects. We not only host a WikiLeaks mirror site, but are currently raising funds to maintain a Tor relay node. Tor relay nodes help whistleblowers and journalists get their stories regarding corporate and government corruption into the right hands or into the open, safely and anonymously.