Air Force Suspends Alleged Leaker’s Unit Commanders

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  • The U.S. Air Force has temporarily suspended two commanders from alleged Pentagon leaker Jack Teixeira’s Massachusetts Air National Guard, officials confirmed Thursday.
  • The commander of the 102nd Intelligence Support Squadron has been suspended, along with a detachment commander who is responsible for overseeing administrative support for the airmen in Teixeira’s unit while the investigation into the unauthorized release of classified documents continues, officials confirmed to The Hill.
  • “This means that both the squadron’s state Air National Guard operational commander and current federal orders administrative commander have been suspended,” the Air Force said in its statement.