If anyone needed proof that the WikiLeaks were not so much directed against the US establishment, as a product of the US establishment itself, meant to create pressure on its targets round the world, the latest round should make it obvious. Now WikiLeaks have come up with a release of documents purporting to show Pakistan army chief wanted drone strikes to accompany action by the Pakistani military. This has been denied vehemently by Inter-Services Public Relations and by the COAS himself. The insidious nature of the WikiLeaks is revealed by the timing of the claim, which would lower the prestige of the military at a time when it was facing unusual pressure because of the Abbottabad operation, even though it was probably the only institution retaining cohesiveness within the country. The next institution which is in danger of being hit is the ISI, about which the Western world is asking why it did not provide prior intimation of Osama bin Laden being in Abbottabad. The ISI had already been in hot water with the West because its relations with the CIA had grown problematic over the Raymond Davis affair. Drone strikes were already a sensitive issue for the entire country and to claim that any Pakistani supported them was inviting controversy. The ISPR and General Kayani have chosen not to remain silent over the issue, as politicians mostly did when the first WikiLeaks revealed their subservient attitude towards the USA, and the denial deserves to be regarded as correct, because if it was not, it would not have been issued. It is also a source of disquiet that a Pakistani news outlet has chosen, not on a mere temporary whim, but at great effort, to be the means whereby this calumny was launched at the Army at the behest of the USA. Freedom of press does not mean unfettered freedom to attack without restraint the only institution which has survived. The continuation of this process will merely vitiate confidence, both at home and abroad, against an institution which is in the forefront of the war on terror both in terms of arrests of Al-Qaeda members as well as the lives it has given in this fight. Much of the viciousness of the present attack is in the assumption, given wide currency in the Western media, that the WikiLeaks about Arab leaders is behind the current turmoil there, and that a similar attack on Pakistani institutions would yield similar results. The government should be clear that the latest American attack is not just a clarion call for the defence of national institutions, but also a clear signal, not that any more are needed, that a break with the USA is the only possible course of action consistent with the national interest.