The Air Force has stripped the intelligence mission from the Air National Guard unit that included the guardsman recently charged with violating the federal Espionage Act for leaking sensitive military information.
“The 102nd Intelligence Wing is not currently performing its assigned intelligence mission. The mission has been temporarily reassigned to other organizations within the Air Force,” the military branch told the Associated Press on Tuesday.
The change is reportedly pending further review of the unit.
Airman 1st Class Jack Teixeira, a 21-year-old member of the 102nd Intelligence Wing based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was charged last week. Prosecutors say he leaked classified documents to a group on the messaging platform Discord starting late last year.
Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told Congress he directed his agency’s inspector general to look at “anything associated with this leak that could have gone wrong.”
The leaks have raised concerns about how one airman could have obtained and distributed so much sensitive material without being detected.