In July, Wikileaks made available over 70,000 reports from the conflict in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in US military history. These reports, which are incredibly detailed, are available for anyone to download and analyse. This talk is about a group of "hackers" getting together in NYC to do exactly that. Using open source tools, we set out to see what kind of story would unfold from this data. The resulting visualisations received tens of thousands of views in under a week, and depict Afghanistan's 5 year slide back into a country-wide conflict.