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March 11, 2015 12:07 pm

Leak Investigation Stalled Amid Fears of Prosecution Confirming US-Israel Operation Against Iran

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Federal investigators suspect retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright leaked details about a US-Israeli covert operation targeting Iran's nuclear enrichment capability. Photo: Wikipedia.

Washington Post – A sensitive leak investigation of a former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has stalled amid concerns that a prosecution in federal court could force the government to confirm a joint US-Israeli covert operation targeting Iran, according to current and former US officials.

Federal investigators suspect that retired Marine Gen. James E. “Hoss” Cartwright leaked to a New York Times reporter details about a highly classified operation to hobble Iran’s nuclear enrichment capability through cyber-sabotage — an effort not acknowledged by Israel or the United States.

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