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    Massachusetts National Guard Changes Linked to Leak Case

    Massachusetts National Guard Changes Linked to Leak Case

    Top brass at the Massachusetts National Guard said the outfit is holding off on making changes before findings are released from an investigation into how a 21-year-old airman leaked highly sensitive government documents.

    Officials there suspended some security clearances after the Department of Justice brought charges against Jack Teixeira for posting classified national defense information to a social media application designed for video game enthusiasts.

    Teixeira's unit, the 102nd Intelligence Wing, lost its intelligence mission and two commanding officers were suspended. The head of the   this week gave military leaders 30 days to review access protocols for classified information. The inspector general is also investigating the matter.

    Major General Gary Keefe, the head of the Massachusetts National Guard, said he will implement changes that the Department of Defense and Air Force “want us to put in place.”

    “We've made the initial changes of suspending some security clearances,” he told the Herald on Thursday. “We're waiting for the unit to get back on mission and move forward. And like I said, once we get the written investigation report and inspection report, we'll go ahead and act at that point.”

    Keefe said no other service members have been disciplined outside of the two suspensions.

    “Not at this time,” he said after a Memorial Day event on Common….

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