Last week, when news erupted of the Iraqi documents WikiLeaks, I posted the news as I heard it from The New York Times. It’s come to my attention that this was the perfect opportunity to share a paper by former Acting Archivist of the United States, Trudy Huskamp Peterson. Peterson has suggested that the scavengers of wartime documents are usually opposing military forces, not the press and not the affected citizens. As an experienced archivist, she outlines in her discussion the laws of war as they apply to records seizure. This paper serves as a good counterpoint to compare and expand further on the topic of the WikiLeaks from an archival perspective.