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The key countries and revelations from the Pentagon document leak

By Adam Taylor

11 Apr 2023 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

A tranche of classified U.S. military documents has leaked online and offers insights about the U.S. intelligence services. The Post has a breakup of the documents based on the countries affected.

A leak of classified U.S. military documents has offered a glimpse of not only how the United States gathers intelligence, but also what it thinks about countries across the world. The documents, which number in the dozens and were leaked over a month ago on Discord, a chat service popular with gamers, mostly focus on the war in Ukraine, offering frank assessments of the capabilities of both the Ukrainian and Russian militaries.

Still, the countries included in the documents range far beyond the immediate participants in the conflict, with geopolitical giants like China and smaller regional nations like Haiti bearing mention.

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