April 13, 2023

US Federal Agents Arrest National Guardsman Jack Teixeira, 21, Over Leaked Intelligence Documents Revealing Ukraine War Secrets

Source: South China Morning Post

Journalist: Mark Magnier

“It’s too soon to tell how much damage this will cause with US allies,” said Sam Howell, a researcher with the Centre for a New American Security. “At this point there’s significant variation, even within individual countries, about the implications and severity of this leak.”

Howell added that such disclosures could have long-term implications, citing the case of intelligence consultant Edward Snowden who leaked highly classified information in 2013 revealing numerous US surveillance programmes.

“The Snowden leaks were a primary driver behind China’s initial pursuit of quantum communications technologies and infrastructure,” she said. “It’ll be interesting to see whether this leak sparks a similar push towards heightened information security in other countries.”


Added Howell: “Given the scope and scale of information leaked, maybe this should be a wake-up call that it’s time to rethink who gets clearances and why.”

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  • Sam Howell

    Adjunct Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Sam Howell is an Adjunct Associate Fellow with the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her research interests include qu...