From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/world/middleeast/obama-ordered-wave-of-cyberattacks-against-iran.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&ref=todayspaper
There is an alarming amount of information coming from clandestine sources within the White House with regards to, well, everything. The quote from the New York Times article is the opening to a lengthy piece on the development and deployment of cyber weapons against Iran. This same action, had it been taken by another actor against the U.S., would be considered an act of war.
Senator McCain has accused the Obama administration of using leaks as a political tool, and CBS news has followed that line of thinking with this article:
The Obama administration has been cruelly and unusually punishing in its use of the 1917 Espionage Act to stomp on governmental leakers, truth-tellers, and whistleblowers whose disclosures do not support the president’s political ambitions. As Thomas Drake, himself a victim of Obama’s crusade against whistleblowers, told me, “This makes a mockery of the entire classification system, where political gain is now incentive for leaking and whistleblowing is incentive for prosecution.”