Airman’s Leaks Started Just 48 Hours After Russia Invaded Ukraine

Just 48 hours after Russia invaded Ukraine, the information technology specialist Airman of the Massachusetts Air National Guard began leaking information, according to an investigation by The New York Times.

The Pentagon’s humiliation just grew deeper, as it turns out National Guard Airman Jack Teixeira’s leaks of classified documents started far earlier than has previously been reported. 

Tipped off about a second, 600-member Discord chat group where Teixeira also posted, the New York Times found the Massachusetts Air National Guard information technology specialist started sharing information about the war in Ukraine within 48 hours of Russia’s February 2022 invasion. In contrast to the previously reported chat group, this one was far larger and was publicly listed on a YouTube channel. 

This development makes the intelligence community’s failure to discover the posts all the more embarrassing: The document used to criminally charge Teixeira says he started posting in December 2022, but it turns out his stream of leaks spanned 13 months

The Times matched Teixeira to the account in the newly-publicized chat room by a variety of means, including the user name, photos he posted that match known photos of his family home’s interior, a reference to his birthday, and, not least, the user’s declaration that he worked in an Air Force intelligence unit. 

Teixeria’s senior quote in the 2020 high school yearbook at Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School in Massachusetts (Taunton Daily Gazette)

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