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US Soldier Pleads Guilty to Trying to Aid ISIS

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A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to ISIS and forwarding classified documents including airspace management, information on service members, and a drone to track troop movements.

Thirty-five-year-old Ikaika Erik Kang, stationed in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, pleaded guilty to four counts of attempting to support ISIS, the U.S. Department of Justice announced late Wednesday night.

“Kang swore to defend the United States as a member of our military, but betrayed his country by swearing allegiance to ISIS and attempting to provide material support to the foreign terrorist organization,” said Assistant Attorney General John Demers. “With today’s plea, he will be held accountable for his crimes. I want to thank all of the agents, analysts, and prosecutors who are responsible for this case.”

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Chris G. Long

Chis Long is an award winning writer for The San Andreas Times, and various other publications. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children.

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