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Justice Dept. targets general in leak probe
Washington Post ^ | June 27, 2013 | By Greg Miller, Sari Horwitz

Posted on 06/27/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

A retired four-star Marine Corps general who served as the nation’s second-ranking military officer is a target of a Justice Department investigation into a leak of information about a covert U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear program, a senior Obama administration official said.

Retired Gen. James E. “Hoss” Cartwright served as deputy chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was part of President Obama’s inner circle on a range of critical national security issues before he retired in 2011.

The administration official said that Cartwright is suspected of revealing information about a highly classified effort to use a computer virus later dubbed Stuxnet to sabotage equipment in Iranian nuclear enrichment plants.

Stuxnet was part of a broader cyber campaign called Olympic Games that was disclosed by the New York Times last year as one of the first major efforts by the United States to use computer code as a destructive weapon against a key adversary.

Cartwright, who helped launch that campaign under President Bush and pushed for its escalation under Obama, was recently informed that he was a “target” of a wide-ranging Justice Department probe into the leak, according to the senior official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. . .

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Israel
KEYWORDS: cartwright; doj; iran; jamescartwright; jointchiefs; leaker; stuxnet; usmc

1 posted on 06/27/2013 7:33:23 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

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2 posted on 06/27/2013 7:34:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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3 posted on 06/27/2013 7:38:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Sounds like the General answered “No” when asked if he’s willing to shoot American citizens.


4 posted on 06/27/2013 7:44:57 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

Yep. And they doubtless expect a propaganda Bonanza from persecuting “Hoss” Cartwright...


5 posted on 06/27/2013 7:55:32 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Cartwright was my husbands boss. He seemed like a nice guy at the social events we attended. He must not have been willing to do obamas bidding.


6 posted on 06/27/2013 8:08:46 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: LyinLibs
Sounds like the General answered “No” when asked if he’s willing to shoot American citizens.

He's retired.

7 posted on 06/27/2013 8:11:17 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: null and void
Yep. And they doubtless expect a propaganda Bonanza from persecuting “Hoss” Cartwright...

It's actually pretty embarrassing, because Cartwright is the marquee name behind an organization, "Global Zero" that supports Obama's nuclear cuts.

8 posted on 06/27/2013 8:12:09 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Interesting. The alligator didn’t save him for last.


9 posted on 06/27/2013 8:15:35 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: null and void
Interesting. The alligator didn’t save him for last.

Also interesting in the sense that the Stuxnet leaks definitely seemed designed to enhance Obama's stature, while damaging to Israel.

Speculation at the time was that the leaker was almost certainly White House based -- probably Tom Donilon (or somebody who worked with him).

Under the circumstances, Cartwright seems an unlikely suspect.

10 posted on 06/27/2013 8:26:52 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

The constant attacks on high level military personnel is occurring according to Bo’s hidden agenda of emasculating, smearing, homosexualizing, and demoralizing his chief enemy—the US military. Bo’s biggest fear is that 3 good generals might step forward to take over and remove from every branch of government, the criminal element that is currently in power.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 7:05:42 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Strategerist

No Marine General ever retires. He just simply does not answer to the Kenyan maggot.


12 posted on 06/28/2013 7:08:06 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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The word was that he would be tapped for the Chairman, Joint Chiefs, but he wouldn’t support the Obama agenda so we got Dempsey instead. They also earlier tried to smear Cartwright with allegations of improper conduct, although he was eventually cleared. Sometimes I think they are just trying to poke this ant pile with a really hot poker so we will erupt and they will have reason to then to utilize their new “homeland” army against us.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 10:45:10 AM PDT by binreadin
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round...

Thanks Brad from Tennessee.


14 posted on 06/30/2013 8:47:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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