December 8, 2010
WikiLeaks names Highbridge site as crucial to US security
location in Highbridge has this week been named as being crucial
to US security in the latest batch of documents to be published
by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.
The transatlantic undersea cable station in Highbridge, which
relays information between the UK and the US, has been named in
documents leaked on the website.
It is among 300 places outside America whose loss could "critically
impact the public health, economic security, and/or national and
homeland security of the United States".
The publication of the information has been condemned by the
Government, with a Downing Street spokesman saying: "We unequivocally
condemn the unauthorised release of classified information. The
leaks and their publication are damaging to national security
in the United States, Britain and elsewhere."