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    Obama Pardons US General Who Leaked Secrets on Cyber Attack of Iran Nuke Program

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    Retired Gen. James Cartright has been pardoned for making untrue statements to US federal investigators, outgoing President Barack Obama announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Cartright, a former vice chairman of the US Joints Chiefs of Staff, was pardoned for leaking information about the US cyber operation that implanted the Stuxnet virus into Iran's nuclear centrifuge program.

    "[Cartright is pardoned] for false statements to federal investigators," the announcement said on Tuesday.

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