Last month dozens of top secret files where leaked to discord severs, the controversial message board 4Chan, Telegram – an encrypted messaging app and Twitter.
The documents have sensitive information ranges from Ukrainian and Russian casualties rates, current Iranian nuclear activity, North Korean missile capability and China’s possible reaction to a Ukrainian attack within Russia. The leak also exposed which allies the US was eavesdropping on.
Russian media has capitalised on the leak to try and drive a wedge between the US and its allies but other than a formal complaint from two countries the Five Eyes intelligence organisations strategic ties remain strong.
The United States is still unsure who leaked the information and how they acquired it.
Produced By: Dominic Giles
Featured In Story: Dr Malcolm Davis, Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 11 April 2023