Analyst Charged With Passing Secret Info to Israel

Another American has been arrested for passing important military secrets to Israel.

Analyst Charged With Passing Secret Info (AP)

The FBI arrested a Pentagon analyst Wednesday on charges that he illegally passed classified information about potential attacks against U.S. forces in
Iraq to employees of a pro-Israel group. Larry Franklin, 58, of Kearneysville, W. Va., turned himself in Wednesday morning, FBI spokeswoman Debra Weierman said. He was scheduled to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Virginia later Wednesday, Weierman said.

Franklin, who specialized on Iran and Middle Eastern affairs, allegedly gave the information to two people not entitled to receive it at a luncheon meeting at a restaurant in Arlington, Va., in June 2003, the Justice Department said in a statement. The people at the lunch were employees of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity because they are not identified in court papers.

Lovely. Perhaps he can room with Jonathan Pollard.

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Comments

  1. William Church says:

    Isn’t that Douglas Feith’s job? Passing military secrets to Israel?

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