US in diplomatic tailspin as dirty linen spills globally

WASHINGTON—From caustic snapshots of world leaders to deep misgivings about many of its own allies to secret plans to topple governments, the long-awaited WikiLeaks onslaught is proving precisely the diplomatic nightmare Washington feared it would be.

Mitch Potter
Published: Wednesday, 12/01/2010 12:00 am EST

WASHINGTON—From caustic snapshots of world leaders to deep misgivings about many of its own allies to secret plans to topple governments, the long-awaited WikiLeaks onslaught is proving precisely the diplomatic nightmare Washington feared it would be.

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