Do you know how long it takes to become a four-star general? You get your college degree, you go through training, you get a commission. How many years to be a staff officer? How long until you make general? You become vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and have significant influence over American military policies. You have your career you worked so hard for, making a good salary and meeting with some of the most important government officials. Finally, you retire. You're set; you are relatively young, had a good income and now a nice pension. By being involved in many significant political and military events, you probably have skills and contacts that could be useful in a new career. You could just walk around all day telling people that you held one of the highest ranks in one of the most powerful nations that has ever existed on earth. But what do you go and do? You go and give classified information to a couple reporters. You are an idiot. Maybe he did it because he felt that the public had a right to know about the things the government was doing, but I get the feeling that he did it for money, or just to feel special. You are an idiot. The leaked information was published into a book by one of the reporters, but the government declined to state which book or what type of information was leaked.