The country’s central investigative agency, the FBI, has arrested a young man suspected of leaking top-secret documents related to the defense of the United States and spreading them on the Internet. News agency Reuters.
United States Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the arrest on Thursday local time.
He said that the arrested Jack Tashera (21) is a member of the Air National Guard of the US Air Force.
He said that the FBI has arrested the suspect Tashera in the investigation of the collection, storage and disclosure of highly confidential documents related to the national defense of the United States without permission.
Video footage aired on TV showed heavily armed officers getting into a car with a young man wearing a gray T-shirt and red shorts.
The leaked documents reveal the US military assessment of the war in Ukraine, the positions of top US allies including Israel and South Korea.
One of the latest leaked documents suggests that the US is monitoring UN chief Antonio Guterres. Because, after the Ukraine attack, he seems flexible about Russia.