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Army Investigates Food Contamination

The U.S. Army, according to Fox News, is investigating allegations that five people tried to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC.

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division told Fox News that the reports so far are still just allegations, and “there is no credible information to support them”.

Nevertheless, there is an ongoing CID investigation.

Two sources at Fort Jackson revealed that the five accused individuals were detained in December, and all were enrolled in an Arabic translation-training program, referred to in the Army as “Lima 09”.

“Each of the suspected individuals uses Arabic as his first language”, one source told Fox.

Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 50 percent of all Soldiers and 80 percent of the women entering the Army each year.

Fort Jackson provides basic training and advanced individual training to 50,000 soldiers each year.

The 52,000-acre post hosts more than 3,900 active duty soldiers and employs almost 5,200 civilians and provides services for more than 36,000 retirees and their family members. An additional 12,000 students attend courses at the Soldier Support Institute, Chaplain Center, and School and Drill Sergeant School annually.

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  • Ruth A KIng

    The US govt recognizes our military is at risk-that they are targets of the enemy here in the US? No one wants to accuse anyone innocent or steroetype/profile, but evidence at Ft Hood shows the military needs every protection. Remember how important the military is to our nation as well as to their families. THANKS

  • Jessica

    I can’t believe you guys are using the Fox News source. Try the Reuters story. It’s much less biased. wow.. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/19/AR2010021901761.html

  • Captain Edward O. Joseph

    I’m a passionate aspiring Food Safety Officer in the Botswana Defence Force, would like to persue a carrier in Food Safety Management from Degree to Masters programme, I currently hold a Diploma in Environemental Health form the University of Botswana.