Episode 59

Critical Thought 59 - Leaked Pentagon Documents (Jack Teixeira)


April 14th, 2023

1 hr 9 mins 8 secs

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Critical Thought

April 14, 2022

Nathan Wolf CubicleNate joins Critical Thought and we break down the timeline and the way Jack Teixeira leaked documents which ultimately made their way to Discord, Telegram, 4Chan and Twitter.

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--From AP News --

A Massachusetts Air National Guard member was arrested Thursday in connection with the disclosure of highly classified military documents about the Ukraine war and other top national security issues, an alarming breach that has raised fresh questions about America’s ability to safeguard its most sensitive secrets.

The guardsman, an IT specialist identified as 21-year-old Jack Teixeira, was taken into custody without incident after FBI officers converged on his Massachusetts home. Attorney General Merrick Garland said he is to be charged with removing or transmitting classified national defense information, a crime under the Espionage Act.

Read the entire article at apnews.com

--From The Washington Post --

Based in part on several lengthy interviews with the Discord group member, who spoke to The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity. He is under 18 and was a young teenager when he met OG. The Post obtained consent from the member’s mother to speak to him and to record his remarks on video. He asked that his voice not be obscured.

OG worked inside a secure facility that prohibited cellphones and other electronic devices, which could be used to document the secret information housed on government computer networks or from printed material.

Read the entire article at washingtonpost.com

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