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Ex-Pentagon general target of leak investigation, sources say
nbcnews.com ^ | June 27, 2013 | Michael Isikoff

Posted on 06/27/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT by John W

Legal sources tell NBC News that the former second-highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military is now the target of a Justice Department investigation into an alleged leak of classified information about a covert U.S. cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program.

According to legal sources, retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has been notified that he’s under investigation for allegedly leaking information about a massive attack using a computer virus named Stuxnet on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Gen. Cartwright, 63, becomes the latest alleged leaker targeted by the Obama administration, which has already prosecuted or charged eight individuals under the Espionage Act.

(Excerpt) Read more at investigations.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 201306; centrifuges; espionageact; globalzero; iran; iranianwmd; itp; jamescartright; jamescartwright; leakers; leaks; nuclearproliferation; obamapurges; stuxnet
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1 posted on 06/27/2013 4:09:49 PM PDT by John W
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Gotta love the public court of opinion.


2 posted on 06/27/2013 4:12:55 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: John W

In my 20 years I learned that from brown bar to bird colonel, officers are promoted based on competence. From 1-star to four-star, officers are promoted on their political contacts and their ability to bring money into their branch of service.


3 posted on 06/27/2013 4:13:49 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: John W

Sounds like the general just couldn’t resist getting credit for his role in this in the NY Times. I expect it was anonymous programmers and agents on the ground who actually made the operation work.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 4:16:42 PM PDT by TroutGuy
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To: John W

Most general officers do not contribute to political campaigns. I’m sure that this is a distinct disadvantage when the politicians start looking for scapegoats. the civilian operatives inside the beltway know better.


5 posted on 06/27/2013 4:17:39 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: John W
Looks like this General refused to fund raise for zer0 or something else, like maybe the General was going to tell a truth he knew.
6 posted on 06/27/2013 4:18:54 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: centurion316

Most general officers bring home the bacon to certain programs that companies benefit from, and ensure that certain districts really make big money. Go past aircraft, tanks, and ships....from radars, to missiles, to telephone contracts. That’s how you make your grade and points.


7 posted on 06/27/2013 4:19:54 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: John W

Does this mean panetta, hillary and obama are about to be arrested?


8 posted on 06/27/2013 4:20:14 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: pepsionice

I think that you are confusing general officers with politicians and their co-conspirators. Most general officers are entirely too naive to understand how Washington really works.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 4:24:22 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: centurion316

true, in its own way. Every time D.C. needs an escape path or a scapegoat ... blame a General.


10 posted on 06/27/2013 4:27:50 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: centurion316

I’ve sat and watched general officers rig up contract wins and the bids. They are brilliant at manipulating the whole budget game. I watched an Air Force one-star who retired....get hired to ensure a win on a contract...four months later...the contract went to another company...and it took four hours for the company to fire the guy. It was pretty quick and simple, you make results for you via your buddies or you walk the street.


11 posted on 06/27/2013 4:30:12 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: TroutGuy

Israel made Stuxnet. The Obaba admin has been flailing about trying to grab some credit. Israel has sat back, snickered, and done the next round.


12 posted on 06/27/2013 4:32:49 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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Obama's 'Favorite General' Heading to White House?
13 posted on 06/27/2013 4:34:47 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: centurion316

I think that you are confusing general officers with politicians and their co-conspirators. Most general officers are entirely too naive to understand how Washington really works.


Maybe now, but not in the not too distant pass.
I worked with one named Gordon Sumner. He was very conservative and knew Washington.


14 posted on 06/27/2013 4:35:02 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: no-to-illegals
With the revelations of whistle blower Snowden, the Obama administration could have loaded his computers with all kinds of bogus data, impersonated him online and altered electronic records. Then again, the Obama administration could have loaded everyones computer with bogus data...gulp.
TWB
15 posted on 06/27/2013 4:35:09 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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Who knows ... Snowden might be everything and nothing. Mossad? Who knows.


16 posted on 06/27/2013 4:38:25 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: John W

Pentagon isn’t called the “Puzzle Palace” for nothing

TT


17 posted on 06/27/2013 4:38:42 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Idiocracy used to just be a Movie... Live every day as your last...one day you will be right)
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Gen. James 'Hoss' Cartwright: I have no regrets
18 posted on 06/27/2013 4:38:54 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: John W

It’s awful. I don’t believe ANYTHING this administration says. Normally I’d think the general is an SOB and he knows better and should be charged and tried. But with these people in charge - I don’t believe it.

Interesting and odd who his lawyer is too. .


19 posted on 06/27/2013 4:40:19 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: TWhiteBear
I only typed that so the lame-stream would be confused even more than the lame-stream is. Hope something is said to obama. obama will wet his pants.
20 posted on 06/27/2013 4:40:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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