Friday, January 7, 2011

Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Revealing that ‘Flawed’ Intelligence Operation May Have Helped Iran Gain Nuclear Technology

Later on in the article it says the information never appeared in the New York Times. It did however as far I understand, since I already made a post about it a couple weeks ago here.

From Cryptogon and The New York Times.

The former officer, Jeffrey Alexander Sterling, who worked at the C.I.A. from 1993 until he was fired in 2002, was arrested Thursday in St. Louis. He was indicted Dec. 22 on charges that he disclosed restricted information to a journalist about a clandestine program intended to impede the progress of unnamed countries’ weapons capabilities.
While the indictment does not identify the journalist or the intelligence operation, its details make clear that prosecutors believe Mr. Sterling was talking to James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Risen wrote about a C.I.A. attempt to disrupt Iranian nuclear research in his 2006 book, “State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Bush Administration.”...

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