The geographical range of the document on installations is extraordinary, our correspondent says. If the US sees itself as waging a "global war on terror" then this represents a global directory of the key installations and facilities - many of them medical or industrial - that are seen as being of vital importance to Washington. Some locations are given unique billing. The Nadym gas pipeline junction in western Siberia, for example, is described as "the most critical gas facility in the world".
This, combined with Assange's promise to drop a new cache of uncensored documents should the government attempt to shut him down, simply confirm this man's status as an enemy of the state.