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What we know about 21-year-old accused of leaking top-secret documents

By Ben Brasch

14 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The Post reports on the arrest of Jack Teixeira, a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard suspected of leaking the trove of classified military intelligence earlier this week.

Authorities on Thursday arrested a 21-year-old member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard suspected of leaking a trove of classified military intelligence in a case that has transfixed much of official Washington for the past week.

The arrest of Jack Teixeira follows The Washington Post's account of how detailed intelligence documents about an extraordinary range of subjects found their way onto Discord, an online chat platform popular with gamers, before they circulated across the internet.

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