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


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.