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Terrorist Training Camp Suspect Changes Course, Pleads Guilty

Earnest James Ujaama, who the government contended planned to open his own terrorist training camp in the Pacific Northwest, abruptly pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Seattle to a single charge of conspiring to assist the Taliban government in Afghanistan. The plea agreement, reached after Ujaama began cooperating behind bars with federal agents seeking to learn more about terrorists operating in the United States, brings to a close yet another high-profile case in the war on terrorism. A decorated civic volunteer in Seattle, Ujaama later turned into a militant Muslim who, the federal government said, hoped to set loose his own band of terrorists from a training camp in rural Oregon. According to prosecutors, the 36-year-old Ujaama had set about preparing to build underground bunkers to store weapons and ammunition, and had discussed making poisonous materials, pulling off armed robberies and firebombing vehicles. Full Story

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