RETIRED GENERAL UNDER INVESTIGATION
James Cartwright Target of Leak Probe
By Harold Hutchison
A former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation in an FBI probe surrounding leaks of a cyber-attack on Iran’s nuclear program. The leaks revealed details of the Stuxnet virus that disabled 1,000 centrifuges.
According to FoxNews.com, James Cartwright, an ex-Marine general, has been declared a target of the investigation into how the New York Times got the information. The Iranian nuclear program has been a major security concern in the Persian Gulf region.
According to media reports, the FBI did not seek information from the New York Time during the course of the investigation. The Justice Department is dealing with criticism for its handling of a leak probe that targeted Fox News reporter James Rosen.
Should Cartwright be charged, if it is proven he leaked the details of Stuxnet?