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Ex-G.I., Charged in Kabul, Says He Was on U.S. Mission

A former member of the United States Special Forces, charged here on Wednesday along with two other Americans with running their own vigilante war on terrorism, said he had been on a secret mission approved by the Pentagon at the highest level – even as an Afghan prosecutor said the men had maintained under questioning that they had no connection with the government. Talking to reporters on Wednesday before the court session began, the defendant, Jonathan K. Idema, said that he had been in direct contact with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld’s office “five times a day, every day” and that he had e-mail messages, correspondence and tape recordings to prove it.Full Story

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