Pentagon leaks scandal: What happens when reality and war games collide?

Foreign Dispatch

Jack Teixeira (21) is accused of uploading classified US intelligence documents. Photo: Reuters

Molly Roberts© Washington Post

So this time the leaker was neither an agent of an enemy abroad nor a high-minded idealist seeking to hold his government accountable . Instead, the person charged with sharing classified files was a lonely 21-year-old showing off to the teenagers with whom he played video games on the Discord chat app.