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Four-Star General Suspect In Leak Probe, Fox News Confirms

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The man once called President Barack Obama's favorite general, the retired James Cartwright, is now suspected of leaking secrets about a stealthy computer virus used to damage Iran's nuclear program back in 2010. The man once called President Barack Obama's favorite general, the retired James Cartwright, is now suspected of leaking secrets about a stealthy computer virus used to damage Iran's nuclear program back in 2010.
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The Obama administration is battling one leak after another, and one could lead to criminal charges against a retired four-star general.

What we're seeing this morning is a number of different approaches to go after national security leaks. The latest leak investigation reaches very close to the White House, Fox News correspondent Doug Luzader reported.

The man once called President Barack Obama's favorite general, the retired James Cartwright, is now suspected of leaking secrets about a stealthy computer virus used to damage Iran's nuclear program back in 2010. It's an investigation first reported by NBC News and the Washington Post and confirmed by Fox News.

It comes as the White House has come under increasing fire over leak cases.

Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Capitol Hill on Friday for a closed-door meeting to explain the controversial targeting and surveillance of Fox News correspondent James Rosen over leaks involving North Korea.

And Eric Snowden, the NSA leaker, remains holed up in a Moscow airport after both Russian and Chinese officials have refused U.S. requests to nab him.

After administration officials and members of Congress spent weeks bemoaning Snowden's leaks about U.S. surveillance programs and warning of dire consequences, now the president is playing it down.

"No, I'm not going to be scrambling jets to get a 29-year-old hacker," Obama said during a news conference held during his ongoing visit to Africa.

It may an acknowledgment that the u-s is not likely to prevail in a standoff with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"Not a lot of face to safe. I don't know why he's talking in public, though, the way he would speak to his wife at the dinner table," said A. B. Stoddard, associate editor and columnist for TheHill.com. "I mean, it was a very un-presidential, very flip response about a serious matter. It is by no means a routine law enforcement issue."

But what we're seeing may largely be a face-saving effort on the part of the president, recognizing a reality that both China and Russia are unlikely to cooperate, Luzader reported.

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