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Japanese Colonel Suspected of Leaking Information

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posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 06:35 PM
A 49-year-old Air Self-Defense Force Colonel is being questioned by a Criminal Investigation unit on suspicion of leaking information.
The Self-Defense Forces have opened an investigation into a senior Defense Ministry official suspected of leaking classified information to a reporter about a Chinese submarine accident in the South China Sea, sources said.

The article quoted Japanese and U.S. defense sources who confirmed that the Chinese navy's submarine was believed to have caught fire and rendered immobile while traveling in the South China Sea several days earlier.

The colonel had been assigned to the Defense Intelligence Headquarters' radio department to analyze communications involving foreign military forces intercepted by the SDF, the sources said.

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It is hard to believe that someone who has the rank of Colonel would be foolish enough to leak information to reporters. What did he have to gain by leaking the information, other than jail time and a fine?

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