U.S. Arrests National Guardsman Jack Teixiera Over Leaked Pentagon Documents

Jack Teixiera, a 21-year-old US Air National Guardsman, has been arrested for leaking classified military intelligence.

Teixeira reportedly shared the files in an online gaming chatroom and is facing charges under the Espionage Act.

The documents Teixeira leaked revealed intelligence about the war in Ukraine and US spying on allies.

Teixeira is expected to make his first court appearance in Boston on Friday.

He joined the force in 2019 and was listed as a member of the intelligence wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard, based at Otis Air National Guard Base in western Cape Cod.

His official title is Cyber Transport Systems journeyman and he holds the rank of Airman 1st Class.

The documents contain a range of intelligence assessments about the war in Ukraine, but also sensitive intelligence about countries around the world.

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