The Pentagon has been hit by yet another leak of highly classified data, this time relating to US intelligence gathering on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. According to documents obtained by an unknown leaker, the US has been spying on Russian military activity in Ukraine for years, using cutting-edge technology to track troop movements, weapons deployments and other sensitive information.
The leak appears to have originated from a group of video game chat users who were arguing over the conflict in Ukraine. One member of the group reportedly leaked the documents to a Discord chat room, which was then shared widely across the internet.
The identity of the leaker is not known, but sources suggest that he or she may have been an administrator of the Discord group in question. The Pentagon has launched an investigation into the leak, which has caused widespread concern among US intelligence officials and could have serious diplomatic consequences.
Some commentators have criticized the leak as reckless and dangerous, arguing that it could compromise national security and put US operatives and assets at risk. Others have defended the leaker as a whistleblower, arguing that the American public has a right to know about what their government is doing in their name.
Whatever the motives behind the leak, it is clear that the issue of US intelligence gathering in Ukraine is a highly contentious and sensitive topic, and one that will continue to generate debate and controversy for some time to come.