The last thing anyone ever wants to hear about is that intelligence documents have been leaked. And yet, that’s what the US military is dealing with right now.
How bad is it? Has the leak been contained? National Security Council Spokesperson John Kirby has said this: “We don’t know. We truly don’t.”
Well, at least he’s not just giving us lip service…
Still, how did this happen? Let’s take a look at what we do know.
The National Security Council (NSC) is investigating the leak of classified military documents that detail the military readiness of Ukraine. The documents were first posted on a gaming platform in March.
The documents include information on the assessment of Ukraine’s military capabilities, as well as its plans for how to counter Russia’s military power. The documents also include information on the plans for how to deal with the aftermath of a conflict with China and Russia.
The leak of the documents has caused a major stir in Washington, D.C., with many officials expressing concern about the potential damage that the leak could do to U.S. national security.
The documents also appeared to be doctored. And they’ve been shared on various news sites and on social media.
The leak of the documents is likely to further complicate relations between the United States and the rest of the world. It’s also quite an embarrassment for the country.
Even the Pentagon chief is unclear as to where the documents came from. It’s suspected that a low-level military person uploaded them into a game discussion board as a way to clear up a disagreement – but even that may not be accurate as the investigation continues.
What we do know is that the leaks show that the US monitors its allies closely, especially in terms of how they interact with both Russia and China.
It’s definitely not a good situation for the US to be in, especially since no one knows just how bad the leak is just yet.