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June 28th, 2013
08:23 PM ET

Obama's "favorite general" under investigation for leaking classified information

The man once described as "Obama's favorite general," Retired Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright is under investigation.

Now, he's under investigation regarding top-secret material that appeared in a book by New York Times reporter David Sanger.

According to NBC News, Cartwright may have leaked classified information about a virus called Stuxnet that attacked Iran's nuclear program.

That very successful virus made some Iran's centrifuges to spin out of control. In fact, when news of Stuxnet virus broke, Republicans accused the White House of leaking the information itself - in order to boost the president's national security cred before the election.

So did the President's favorite general go rogue?

OutFront tonight: Bob Baer, CNN National Security Analyst and Former CIA operative; and Phil Mudd, a former CIA Deputy Director of Counterterrorism and former FBI Senior Intelligence Adviser.

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  1. morgan

    If he leaked it I doubt it was intentional. I'd sooner bet he upset someone in power with a political leaning and so now he has to go.

    July 1, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Reply

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