US soldier pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State

A US soldier based in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the Islamic State group—admitting he provided secret military information, a drone meant to track US troops and other support to undercover agents he believed were members of the terrorist organization.


Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang, handcuffed and wearing beige prison jumpsuit, spoke in a clear and confident voice when he told a US magistrate judge in Honolulu he's guilty of all four counts charged in an indictment filed last year.


"Your honor I provided unclassified, classified documents to the Islamic State," Kang said, adding that he also provided the drone.


He agreed when Assistant US Attorney Ken Sorenson described other support he provided to undercover agents Kang believed were part of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.


פרסום ראשון: 08.30.18, 00:22