The Right Coast
August 07, 2004
Traitors in San Diego?
By Mike Rappaport
According to the San Diego Union Tribune:
A former sailor aboard a San Diego-based ship allegedly praised a deadly terror attack on a U.S. destroyer and communicated with a British man arrested on suspicion of having terrorist ties, according to a court document unsealed Friday. The court papers also said [that the British man] possessed a classified U.S. Navy document, though authorities have not accused the sailor of providing him that document. The information in the Navy document . . . described the movements in the Persian Gulf of [a] nine-ship battle group that included the USS Benfold, as well as the group's vulnerabilities.