Navy Commander Sells U.S. Classified Info For Cash, Hookers and Lady Gaga

On the same day that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told “NPR Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep that the U.S. military had to get costs under control, a senior U.S. Navy official was formally charged on Wednesday with accepting luxury trips, $100,000 in cash, “hooker services,” and even Lady Gaga concert tickets from a foreign-based defense contractor as payment for turning over classified U.S. Navy information to that contractor, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.