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December 18, 2012

Confirmed: UBL Raid Film Leaker Was Obama Undersecretary of Defense Michael Vickers

This had been widely rumored and Vickers had, at one time, been seen as a potential candidate for CIA director. Now he's a potential candidate for criminal prosecution.

The case involved a determination by investigators of the Pentagonís inspector generalís office that Vickers provided the makers of the film ďZero Dark ThirtyĒ with the restricted name of a U.S. Special Operations Command officer who helped plan the May 2, 2011, raid on bin Ladenís hideout in Pakistan, one official said.

The identities of special forces personnel can be classified in certain circumstances and making them public is against the law, according to experts.

Vickers, a former Army special forces operator and onetime CIA paramilitary officer, is the top intelligence adviser to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and oversees the Pentagonís vast intelligence operations. Heís been frequently mentioned as a candidate to replace retired Army Gen. David Petraeus as CIA director.

So far DOJ hasn't brought charges. I'm not holding my breath, though.


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