Prosecutor: Troops Plotted ‘Terror’

    CORRECTS DATE TO DEC. 12, NOT 13 - U.S. Army Pfc. Michael Burnett, 26, right, and Pvt. Christopher Salmon, 25 are led away in handcuffs after appearing before a magistrate judge at the Long County Sheriffs Office Monday, Dec. 12, 2011 in Ludowici, Ga. Four Fort Stewart soldiers have been denied bond on charges connected to the killings of a former serviceman and a teenager in Long County. Two fishermen found the bodies of 20-year-old Michael Roark and 17-year-old Tiffany York on Dec. 6, the day after investigators believe they were killed. (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)

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    A group of American soldiers plotted to overthrow the government, prosecutors said on Monday. Speaking in a Georgia courtroom, Pfc. Michael Burnett detailed how the soldiers recruited other active and former members of the armed forces in a bid to “give the government back to the people.” The group called itself Forever Enduring Always Ready—FEAR—and prosecutors say one of the members “actively recruited new members at Fort Stewart and targeted soldiers who were in trouble or disillusioned.” Burnett and three other members of the alleged plot stand accused of the murder of ex-soldier Michael Roark and his girlfriend Tiffany York. Gawker reported on Tuesday that a man who looks like alleged plotter Isaac Aguigui and shares his name was a page at the 2008 Republican convention.

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