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Soldier Charged With Trying To Help Islamic State

An Army non-commissioned officer faces charges of trying to aid the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, stands accused of providing secret documents to undercover agents he believed were working for ISIS, according to a July 22 Justice Department press release. He is also charged with providing drones, clothing, equipment, and training instructions to the agents. Kang, who is stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, was arrested July 8 and faced a federal grand jury on July 19. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The FBI and the Army Criminal Investigation Division worked jointly on the case. The meetings took place in Hawaii between June 21 and July 8.