Other articles inform about the NSA’s work in Iraq. NSA staffers worked to research the locations of weapons of mass destruction material, although claims about Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction proved to be false.
Some sensitive information has been removed from the published documents, according to The Intercept.
The publication allowed the NSA the opportunity to comment on the documents prior to Monday’s publication and redacted the names of low-level functionaries and “other information that could impose serious harm on innocent individuals,” according to Glenn Greenwald cofounder of Intercept.
“From the time we began reporting on the archive … we sought to fulfill [Snowden’s] two principal requests for how the materials should be handled,” Greenwald wrote Monday. “That they be released in conjunction with careful reporting that puts the documents in context and makes them digestible to the public, and that the welfare and reputations of innocent people be safeguarded.”