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  • Pentagon Office in Spying Case Was Focus of Iran Debate

    09/02/2004 2:42:09 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 3 replies · 312+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | September 2, 2004 | ERIC SCHMITT
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 - The Pentagon's policy office, where a lower-level analyst is under suspicion of passing secrets to Israel, was deeply involved in deliberations over how the United States should deal with Iran, its conservative Islamic government and its nuclear weapons ambitions - all issues of intense concern to Israel as well. The analyst, Lawrence A. Franklin, a Farsi-speaking specialist on Iran in the office, participated in a secret outreach meeting with an Iranian opposition figure, had access to classified intelligence about Iran's nuclear program and was one of many officials involved in drafting a top-secret presidential order on...