Editor’s Note: In an interview for Wired magazine’s Danger Room blog, Noah Shachtman offers his take on the recently released WikiLeak documents on the war in Afghanistan.
Noah Shachtman: There has been all kinds of crazy stuff [revealed in the WikiLeak reports]. There have been killings of civilians that we did not know about before. There have been accounts of secret units and how they move. There have even been reports of suspected chemical weapon attacks [in Afghanistan], which we had no idea was going on over there.
ISIS is also keen to target Italy now because it’s one of the few major European countries it hasn’t yet struck. They’re hoping to inspire violence there so that they can say, in effect, 'we’ve already attacked your capitals in London, in Paris, and in Barcelona, and now we’ve attacked Rome. There’s nowhere we can’t reach.'