Secret US documents have been leaked again. This time it concerns secret documents that reveal security details about the Middle East, China and again Ukraine. that reports New York times Friday evening.
The paper wrote that the documents appeared on Twitter and the Fourchan Internet forum on Friday. according to New York times Analysts say there could be more than 100 documents, which could be very harmful given the volume and sensitivity of the information. A senior intelligence official called the leak a “Five Eyes nightmare”, referring to the intelligence agencies of the United States, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. These five countries exchange information extensively.
Earlier in the day, the newspaper reported that the US Department of Defense had launched an investigation into how screenshots of top-secret documents ended up on Twitter and Telegram. It may concern images of documents about preparations for the next Ukrainian offensive against Russia, in the form of, among other things, overviews of planned US and NATO arms deliveries and troop numbers.
What’s in the documents?
One of the documents examined relates to the assessment of Ukraine’s air defense capability. One paper dated February 23rd is marked “Secret/NoForn,” meaning it is not intended to be shared with other countries.
The newspaper said Mick Mulroy, a former senior Pentagon official, said the leak of classified documents constituted a “major security breach” that could hinder Ukraine’s military planning. “Since there are many photos of the documents, it seems that it was a deliberate leak by someone who wants to harm the efforts of Ukraine, the United States and NATO.”
Who is behind the leaks?
Earlier on Friday, Ukraine and the United States claimed that Russia was behind the leak. According to sources from New York times Have the documents been modified in some places at any time. In particular, the estimates of the Russian war dead are said to have been revised downwards, while the number of those killed on the Ukrainian side is exaggerated. This may indicate possible manipulation, for example a disinformation campaign by Russia or Russian bloggers.
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