The 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira has been arrested, suspected of having leaked the Pentagon Papers

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A 21-year-old US Air Force National Guard employee has been arrested over the leak of highly sensitive US defence and intelligence documents.

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The 21-year-old Massachusetts Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira has been arrested, suspected of having leaked the Pentagon Papers 1

Jack Teixeira is reported to be the leader of an online gaming chat group in Discord (a social media platform popular with gamers) where the files leaked in recent months.

It is considered as the largest national security breach in the U.S. in the past 10 years

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