US airman arrested over Pentagon documents leak

FBI agents yesterday arrested a 21-year-old national guardsman suspected of being behind a major leak of sensitive US government secrets – including about the Ukraine war.

Broadcast live on TV networks, the dramatic arrest was the culmination of a weeklong investigation – fuelled by intense media coverage – into one of the most damaging leaks of classified information since the 2013 dump of National Security Agency documents by Edward Snowden.