‘A nightmare for the Five Eyes’: New batch of classified documents leaked to social media


Helene Cooper,Julian E. Barnes,Eric SchmittandThomas Gibbons-Neff, SMH, April 8, 2023

Washington:A new batch of classified documents that appear to detail US national security secrets from Ukraine to the Middle East to China has surfaced on social media sites, alarming the Pentagon and adding turmoil to a situation that seemed to have caught the Biden administration off guard.

The scale of the leak – analysts say more than 100 documents may have been obtained – along with the sensitivity of the documents themselves, could be hugely damaging, US officials said. A senior intelligence official called the leak “a nightmare for the Five Eyes”, in a reference to the US, Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, the so-called Five Eyes nations that broadly share intelligence.

The latest documents were found on Twitter and other sites on Friday (US time), a day after senior Biden…

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