COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The Army confirms one soldier connected to a military translator program remains under investigation for alleged threats involving food at Fort Jackson.The article fails to point out that the food poison plot suspect was part of the Arabic-language translation program. Anybody care to guess the religious/ideological motivation for this criminal act?
Army spokesman Patrick Jones said on Thursday one of five soldiers detained in December is still under investigation for what Jones called potential verbal threats against the food supply at Fort Jackson, its largest training base.
The Army installation located outside Columbia is the service's largest training site and puts more than 50,000 soldiers through basic and advanced instruction.
Jones says the Army investigation is being handled by Criminal Investigative Division, which has not disclosed where the soldier is, nor if he remains in detention.
The translator program moved to another Army base in Arizona in December, a change that Jones says had nothing to do with the investigation.