‘Model soldier’ jailed for IS group support
A US Army sergeant described by former colleagues as a onetime “model soldier” was sentenced to 25 years in prison at a federal court in Hawaii on Tuesday after pleading guilty to providing material support to the Islamic State militant group. Ikaika Erik Kang, 35, had begun expressing support for the IS by early 2016, according to the Department of Justice. Undercover FBI agents began meeting with Kang earlier this year, some of them posing as members of the militant group. Kang gave them military gear and classified documents and agreed to teach them hand-to-hand combat in a video-recorded session, according to federal prosecutors.