Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has accused the Pentagon of spying on the Mexican government, stating that “we are being spied on by the Pentagon, and many media outlets are leaking information that the [Drug Enforcement Agency] gives them.” He made the comments after a series of leaked documents in the US media exposed alleged tensions between Mexico’s Navy and Army. Obrador vowed to protect classified military information to protect national security from US intrusion, adding that Mexico felt the US was violating its sovereignty with an interventionist plan. He said, “We feel that they are trying to violate our sovereignty in an interventionist plan.” The Pentagon has not yet responded to the allegations.
The leaks have raised concerns among US allies about the security of shared intelligence. According to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the US has engaged with its allies and partners since the leaks came out and has made clear its commitment to safeguarding intelligence and security partnerships. Blinken said, “We have made clear our commitment to safeguarding intelligence and our commitment to our security partnerships.”
The accusations have come at a time when the FBI arrested 21-year-old Jack Teixeira, a Massachusetts Air National Guard member, on charges of violating the Espionage Act for posting classified documents to a private Discord server. US allies have reportedly expressed concerns about the security of US intelligence before and after it was revealed that the leaks allegedly came from Teixeira.