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US says Jack Teixeira National Guard leak classified military plead guilty

Air Force National Guardsman Jack Teixeira is guilty of leaking classified military information in an incident last year considered one of the most serious U.S. national security breaches in recent years, a spokeswoman for the federal prosecutor’s office in Boston said. announced that it would approve.

Who is Jack Teixeira, the Air National Guard agent behind the leak of classified documents?

Prosecutors said Teixeira, who was 21 at the time of his arrest last June, leaked confidential documents to a group of gamers on the messaging app Discord.

Panoramic view of the federal courthouse where Jack Teixeira, a member of the US Air National Guard suspected of leaking top secret US documents, makes his first appearance in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 14, 2023. (Reuters/Lauren Owen Lambert)

This classified material included highly sensitive U.S. military assessments, including those related to the Ukraine war.

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The leak is considered the most serious breach of U.S. national security since 2010, when more than 700,000 documents, videos and diplomatic cables were posted on the WikiLeaks website.

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