The U.S. Commander of Middle Eastern Forces, Admiral William Fallon, stepped down today. Pentagon Chief Robert Gates granted his request for early retirement. I'm sure those benefits are contingent upon behaving appropriately, including keeping confidentiality.
A man who knows all too well about secrecy rides into the conflict wracked Middle East. Vice President Dick Cheney will visit next week. One of his topics will be Iran, an area where Admiral Fallon broke with the Bush bunch.