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Tonight on 360°, we're tracking reports that BP CEO Tony Hayward is on his way out. The BP board met this evening to decide his fate, more than three months into the Gulf oil disaster. As you'll recall, back in June, Hayward said, "I'd like my life back." Well, he may about to get his wish.
Though, there's is a lot of questions about his possible exit package. Consider this: Hayward is due an annual pension of more than $900,000 and owned BP shares worth more than $300 million at the beginning of this year.
We're also digging deeper into the release of more than 76,000 classified U.S. military and diplomatic records on the war in Afghanistan by WikiLeaks.org - a whistleblower web site.
WikiLeaks won't say how it received the documents. The reports, filed between 2004 and January of this year, can't be authenticated by CNN. The Department of Defense won't comment on them until the Pentagon has had a chance to look them over, a department official told CNN.
"We would like to see this material, the revelations that this material gives be taken seriously," said Julian Assange, the founder of the web site.
Assange admits a team at WikiLeaks has read only 1,000 to 2,000 of the documents.
Anderson will talk with Assange tonight on the program.
From Washington to Afghanistan, there's been strong reaction to the posting.
"It poses a very real and potential threat to those that are working hard everyday to keep us safe," said White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
Meanwhile, the Afghan government said it is "shocked" by the leaked documents. It takes aim at the allegation in the reports that Pakistan was secretly supporting al Qaeda and called on Washington to deal with the Pakistani intelligence agency, known as ISI.
"These reports show that the U.S. was already aware of the ISI connection with the al Qaeda terrorist network. The United States is long overdue on the ISI issue, and now the U.S. should answer," said Siamak Herawi, an Afghan government spokesman.
Lt. Gen. Hamid Gul, the former head of ISI, whose mentioned several times in the leaked documents, called the accusations that Pakistan was supporting al Qaeda lies.
And, Pakistan's foreign office released this statement:
"The people of Pakistan and its security forces, including ISI, have rendered enormous sacrifices against militancy and terrorism. Our contributions have been acknowledged by the international community, in particular, by the United States."
We'll talk this over with CNN's National Security Analyst Peter Bergen, who's traveled to Afghanistan countless times and wrote the best-selling book, "The Osama bin Laden I Know," about his face-to-face meeting with the most wanted terrorist in the world.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. See you then.
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