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US: Wikileaks release will put lives in danger

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is condemning the expected release of classified diplomatic cables by the Wikileaks website and warning that it will endanger "lives and interests."

 State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said Friday that the administration is continuing the process of warning governments around the world about what may be in the documents. He said the U.S. and its allies are "bracing for what may be coming."

The release of hundreds of thousands of State Department cables is expected this weekend, although WikiLeaks has not been specific about the timing. The cables are thought to include private, candid assessments of foreign leaders and governments and could erode trust in the U.S. as a diplomatic partner.

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