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Former NSA Contractor Pleads Guilty To Stealing Classified Information

Harold Martin, a 54-year-old Navy veteran, was arrested in 2016. Authorities said he amassed a staggering trove of government documents, endangering U.S. national security.

A former contractor who federal prosecutors said spent years stealing troves of classified information from the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense pleaded guilty on Thursday.

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