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See another Fox News alert now because there's a leak investigation of reaching the highest level the US armed forces.
Fox News confirms -- former highest -- rather second highest ranking officer in the US military retired four star general James Cartwright.
He is the target of a criminal leak investigation.
-- involving a top secret cyber attack involving K Ron take KT McFarland Fox's national security analyst with me now -- -- good morning communion of the FBI says what he's the target this investigation this is serious give us the facts with -- -- here.
Here's what's happened.
If it the FI says you're a target of an investigation.
That means they have reason to believe that you know a lot about a crime that might have been committed and -- gonna charge you for.
Now that's bad enough for anybody but a former four star general number two -- -- vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
To have him be charged is even more serious because he takes oath of office to not do that his integrity is on the line and the second thing -- -- fascinating about this story.
Is that -- current was referred to as president Obama's generally was president Obama's favorite guy -- guy Obama trusted the most.
Military matters so if this is a charge you gotta wonder they are two things going on here.
One of the leaks that came out about not just those stats that virus sabotaging Iran's nuclear program but also the seal team six raid.
And killing of Osama -- Republicans and argue a lot of that came out was on the front page of the New York -- because of political you're you're coming up on election and makes the White House look good sure -- -- though was a success.
-- said the Iranians back and when they heard about it what did they do they change their tactics right.
-- and the -- and it's sad virus story bill is like -- summer blockbuster you can't believe how it happened.
First of all general cartwright and several sort of tech wizards in the military went to President Bush.
Is that what we're gonna try to figure out some kind of cyber attack on Iran's nuclear program President Bush said.
-- please do because our only options now sanctions or bombing Iran we don't want to -- there.
And so they did and then when President Obama came into office President Bush had Obama.
Heat this program keep this cyber.
Attack program on Iran Obama did an infection increase -- so what our guys did.
Was they were able to plant something in the computers that Iran was using something that was a signal that was sent back to our guys how in fact.
Iranian nuclear program work and there are guys that okay.
We know what we're gonna do.
We're gonna change the spin cycle of the centrifuges in other words how they make -- enriched uranium and and -- -- every -- of -- is like the washing machine -- -- -- spin -- on your washing machine.
You got -- -- is on balance it makes have -- sounded and you run and you fix that.
Iranians didn't know there was a buzz sound they didn't know anything was going wrong they didn't check anything his computer -- and everything was fine.
So what happened -- -- delay.
Two years -- probably and it's.
-- -- so cart -- and other military almost two years this August and you think about Petraeus.
You think about all these leading generals in the US military -- now out of a job whether -- Petraeus or Ralph baker.
James Madison -- us out Peter Fuller Stanley McChrystal David McCarron and and -- all of these good men in the military who were our leaders.
Are going to be replaced by home.
-- not get out because you're leaving especially someone like general Mattis he's hadn't called -- managed he's a guy who was.
Always straightforward fact probably -- district for a lot of cases general cartwright he was -- one.
Whether you liked what he did or didn't do its -- he was the guy who warned about the -- -- the Afghan surge.
The other generals that you're talking about they -- really Petraeus and others they -- the key members.
A generation of our military leaders that people look back on -- say this is a run one of the greatest generation military leaders they're all out of a job some of retired out.
-- -- -- -- -- -- But the question then becomes what's the next generation like.
Most people do not feel the next generation our military leaders ranks with the generation it's just immediately and I hope they are wrong we shall see KT McFarland thank you.
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