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Ex-Sailor Had Access to Naval Data in Terrorism Case

Veteran was aboard the U.S. warship whose movements were passed to an accused ally of militants. Investigator says he backed jihad. A former sailor on the U.S. destroyer Benfold had access to classified information on the ship’s movements that ended up with a website operator recently indicted on terrorism charges, according to the ship’s retired captain. Capt. Mike Abrashoff said that Hassan Abujihaad had a secret clearance and a job on the ship that gave him access to the sensitive information, including when the vessel’s battle group would pass through the Strait of Hormuz on April 29, 2001. Full Story

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