Ex-US general probed for leaks about Stuxnet

Cartwright probed for leaking secrets about 2010 cyber attack linked to US, Israel which took down 1,000 Iranian centrifuges.

By REUTERS
June 28, 2013 10:16
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Stuxnet 311. (photo credit: Courtesy)

WASHINGTON -

The story was based on 18 months of interviews with "with current and former American, European and Israeli officials involved in the program, as well as a range of outside experts," the Times said in its story.

Cartwright, a four-star general who is now retired, was vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs from 2007 to 2011.

News of the leak investigation came as the United States is trying to persuade Russia to deport American Edward Snowden, a former contractor working at the National Security Agency who disclosed information to two newspapers about secret US government surveillance of internet and phone traffic.

Snowden fled the United States to Hong Kong before the information was made public this month and is now believed to be in the transit area of a Moscow airport.


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