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Pentagon Report Details Deutch's Dirtiest Deeds

  • The U.S. government knew as far back as 1998 that security violations were occurring under CIA head John Deutch and covered it up.
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By James Harrer

From April 2, 1993, when John Deutch was named undersecretary of defense for science and technology by the newly installed Clinton administration, until Dec. 16, 1996, the day he resigned as director of central intelligence, hundreds if not thousands of U.S. secrets were exposed to predatory alien espionage agencies -- most likely to the Mossad, Israel's secret service.

That is the startling conclusion of a highly classified report submitted to Secretary of Defense William Cohen on June 17, 1998, by Mark W. Spaulding, a senior Pentagon security official then serving as director of special operations for the Defense Criminal Investigative Service.

Deutch, a professor of organic chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) through most of the '80s, was better known as a skilled self-promoter and an ardent Zionist than as a serious scholar, academic sources at MIT have told The SPOTLIGHT.

But once he was appointed to a high-level defense post in 1993, Deutch, a Bilderberg luminary, had a stellar career in the Washington national security bu reaucracy.

On March 11, 1994, he was raised to deputy secretary of defense, in effect, the second highest-ranking civilian official in charge of America's armed forces.

On May 10, 1995, Deutch received an even more strategic promotion as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI).

In that job, he was empowered to run the CIA and to oversee the rest of the giant agencies that make up what is officially known as the "U.S. intelligence community."

During this entire period, Deutch "deliberately displayed, maintained and exposed large numbers of highly classified documents on several computers open to unauthorized access, including -- but not limited to -- computers he maintains at his homes in Massachusetts and Maryland," Pentagon security chief Spaulding warned his superiors in his June 1998 memo.


The ultra-sensitive records Deutch exposed on his computers to unauthorized scavengers, including alien espionage services, included some of the Defense Department's most closely guarded files, classified as Special Access Program materials, as well as CIA documents containing "not just top secret but 'compartmented' information," reported Spaulding.

"Compartmented" is a classification higher than top secret.

Spaulding's memo was based on a high-level joint counterintelligence investigation by CIA and Pentagon security officials.

It began in early 1998, spurred by indications that the Israeli government was able to access sensitive U.S. national-security materials, including coded satellite intelligence records it was not permitted to monitor.

The Spaulding report did not specifically accuse Deutch of having spied for Israel. But it was alarming enough to "blow the roof off the Pentagon." Pentagon officials demanded immediate action.

Instead, Cohen covered up the affair for 18 months. He allowed Deutch to keep his top-secret clearance as a member of the Pentagon's elite Defense Science Board. It was lifted only in February of this year, several months after the new Director of Central Intelligence, George Tenet, announced the revocation of his predecessor's CIA clearance for "serious breaches of security."

Privately, sources close to the case point to the overweening influence of the capital's Zionist lobby as the key element in the Deutch affair.

"This undistinguished academic suddenly shot to the top of the Washington bureaucracy because he enjoyed the support of AIPAC [the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee] and its heavy-hitting allies," said a retired congressional investigator who has been recently rehired to assist in a formal probe of the Deutch scandal promised by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), head of the Senate Judiciary Committee's Administrative Oversight subcommittee.