Air Force vet charged with trying to join ISIS

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Yet another American has been charged with attempting to join ISIS. According to reports from Fox News the latest is An American citizen and U.S. Air Force veteran who worked as an airplane mechanic and was trained in weapons systems was charged Tuesday with trying to go to Syria to fight for ISIS, said federal prosecutors. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, 47, of Asbury Park, N.J., was arrested Jan. 16, before he could carry out his plan to join the black-clad jihadist army, authorities said. He was indicted on two counts of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization and obstruction of justice, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a news release. “Born and raised in the United States, Pugh allegedly turned his back on his country and attempted to travel to Syria in order to join a terrorist organization,” Lynch said. Pugh was an Air Force avionics instrument system specialist who received training in the installation and maintenance of aircraft engine, navigation and weapons systems, prosecutors said. After serving in the Air Force from 1986-1990, Pugh worked for companies in the United States and Middle East and had lived abroad for over a year before his arrest. FULL REPORT