US Soldier Arrested After Pledging Allegiance to ISIS

A US Army soldier has been arrested for allegedly providing military documents and a drone to ISIS.

Sergeant First Class Ikaika Kang was arrested by the FBI at the Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, Hawaii.

FBI Special Agent Jimmy Chen accused Kang of trying to give classified and unclassified military documents and a drone to undercover agents and informants he thought would pass along to ISIS members.

Chen also alleges in the affidavit Kang swore an oath of lyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and told an undercover agent the wanted to "kill a bunch of people."

Court documents show Kang's behavior had been off for a long time.

"He was reprimanded on several occasions for threatening to hurt or kill other service members, and for arguing pro-ISIS views while at work and on-post. Due to these remarks and threats, Kang’s security clearance was revoked in 2012, but reinstated the following year after Kang complied with military requirements stemming from the investigation.”

The FBI says Kang was working alone and is not associated with others that may pose a threat to Hawaii.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul Delacourt made clear that no military documents ever made it into terrorist hands and Kang had been under their scope for over a year.

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