Air Force disciplines 15 National Guard members over classified docs leak

The armed services branch completed its investigation of the matter in August but only disclosed its findings to Congress on Monday.

Published: December 11, 2023 10:23am

Updated: December 11, 2023 10:26am

The Air Force disciplined 15 Air National Guard members after an internal probe discovered a "lack of supervision" and a "culture of complacency" that allowed Airman 1st Class Jack Teixeira to allegedly share hundreds of classified documents on the messaging platform Discord. 

The Air Force delivered a report to Congress on Monday blaming 21-year-old Teixeira's superiors for not restricting his ability to access classified information and facilities, The Washington Post reported. The Air Force also blamed Teixeira's superiors for failing to alert appropriate authorities when he was first alleged to have been illegally sharing sensitive documents.

The armed services branch completed its investigation of the matter in August, after Teixeira was arrested in April, but the findings were disclosed Monday after being informed that the Post was publishing an investigation into the leaks.

Teixeira pleaded not guilty in June to six federal charges stemming from the intelligence leak. 

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