Leaked Pentagon Documents



Top secret Pentagon documents were leaked to the public last week via a screenshot posted on Telegram, 4chan, and Twitter, revealing private information on foreign intelligence.

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched an investigation throughout the U.S. government. The investigation yielded Jack Teixeira, a 21-year old Air National Guardsmen, as the perpetrator. The FBI arrested Teixeira in Massachusetts on April 13 and are currently searching his house for information on how he acquired the documents. Expert analysts theorize that he gained access through his Air National Guard affiliation and folded the documents into his pocket so they could be photographed in a secure area. 

Officials have confirmed that the papers are real, with only minor doctoring, and originated in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint Staff briefings. The information contains a wide range of foreign intelligence, with the bulk of the material circulating the war in Ukraine; specifically, the leaks detailed U.S. and NATO plans to bolster the Ukrainian military, weaknesses in Ukrainian air defenses, top secret Ukrainian military plans, hypothetical scenarios that could alter the war, and information on U.S. spies in Russia.

The information contains a wide range of foreign intelligence.

Though the general public recently discovered the screenshots on social media, the leaks originated in a private Discord server titled “Thug Shaker Central” in March. An administrator of the server, who the FBI believe to be Teixeira, posted screenshots within the server, using it to inform others members about world events. 

The documents were not available to the public until a teenage member of the server posted it on social media.

The rest of the information is sensitive material relating to Canada, China, Israel, South Korea, the Indo-Pacific Military Theater, and the Middle East. The story, and the ramifications of Teixeria’s actions, are still developing.

As of now, the U.S. government has not made any formal statements about Teixerias’ arrest.