Government investigators have figured out the source of one particular leak of classified information to the media. But that leak — the classified identity of the soldier who led the raid on the bin Laden compound — probably won't be the subject of the seventh Obama administration leak prosecution. The leaker was former CIA head and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; the leak recipient, the makers of Zero Dark Thirty. The investigation into the leak, which was apparently completed last July, has not yet been released.
That didn't prevent the Project on Government Oversight from getting a draft copy. In December 2011, the Defense Department Inspector General began investigating whether or not the administration, Department of Defense, or intelligence agencies had provided details to director Kathryn Bigelow, screenwriter Mark Boal, and other people involved in making the movie. The IG was doing so at the request of Rep. Peter King of New York, who'd written with specific questions to that effect the previous September. Of the five questions in King's letter, the draft report responds to four. (You can read the full report below.)
The most significant finding revolves around an event at the CIA held on June 24, 2011, intended to celebrate the success of the raid. At that event, which Boal attended, Panetta identified both the Navy SEAL team that conducted the raid and its commanding officer — both points of information that were, at the time, classified.