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Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is Target of Iran Leaks Investigation

Allegedly leaked information about cyberattacks on Iran's nuclear facilities

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WASHINGTONA former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is under investigation for allegedly leaking classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran's nuclear facilities, U.S. officials confirmed to CBS News correspondent Bob Orr Friday.

Retired Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright has been told he is a target of the probe, NBC News and The Washington Post reported Thursday. A "target" is someone a prosecutor or grand jury has substantial evidence linking to a crime and who is likely to be charged.

On Thursday night, the Justice Department referred questions to the U.S. attorney's office in Baltimore, where a spokeswoman, Marcia Murphy, declined to comment.