Monday, October 17, 2016

Former Vice Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs of Staff To Plead Guilty On Making False Statements In Leak Probe

General James E. Cartwright, former USMC vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. REUTERS/Hyungwon Kang

Reuters: Retired U.S. general charged with lying to FBI in 'Stuxnet' leak case

A retired U.S. Marine Corps general who last served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been charged with making false statements to the FBI during an investigation into leaks of classified information, according to a federal indictment released on Monday.

Four-star General James Cartwright was questioned by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2012 over a book written by New York Times' reporter David Sanger, which exposed a malicious computer software program known as "Stuxnet" designed to disrupt Iran's nuclear program.

Reuters and several other news outlets have previously reported that Stuxnet was developed jointly by U.S. and Israeli forces. Both the U.S. and Israel have never publicly admitted responsibility for Stuxnet.

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More News On Former Vice Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright To Plead Guilty On Making False Statements In Leak Probe

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman to plead to false statements in classified leak, court files show -- Washington Post
Ex-Joint Chiefs vice chairman charged with lying in Stuxnet leak investigation -- Politico
Retired general charged with false statements in leak probe -- CBS/AP
Obama’s General’ Charged With Leaking Classified Info to Journalists -- Daily Beast

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing he is an open supporter of Trump? Maybe he has other info that is being suppressed? Hard to say, but surely he is not liked by the current and or future administration.

Aizino Smith said...


I do not know how to categorize this one.

Hillary has done worse and she will be CINC by 2 to 4 points.

Jay Farquharson said...

https://www.emptywheel.net/2016/10/18/reporters-discover-selective-leak-targeting/

>>Harris might more productively look at what was different about the Sanger story that got investigated — namely, that it blamed the Israelis for revealing the program by letting StuxNet escape. That it, it may well be that Cartwright got prosecuted not because he leaked the thing that was permissible — that the US had allegedly stalled Iran’s nuclear power production with computer code — but rather that the Israelis undermined the program that was undermining their excuse to attack Iran.<<