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Report: Ex-general investigated in cyber leak

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  • James Cartwright, former vice chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired in 2011
  • Accused of sharing info about cyber attack on Iran
File photo:  Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. James Cartwright speaks during a farewell ceremony for him at the Marine Corps Barracks August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC.

A retired four star general and former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for possibly leaking classified information.

According to reports, James Cartwright allegedly shared info about a U.S. cyber-attack on Iran’s nuclear program.

The details were mentioned in a New York Times article and a new book called, "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power."

Neither Cartwright or the Justice Department have commented.

More: Mukasey: Cartwright a terrific soldier

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