US military advisor suggests pardon for UFO hacker

US military advisor suggests pardon for UFO hacker
US military advisor suggests pardon for UFO hacker

[dropcap]Gary[/dropcap] McKinnon was charged by the U.S. with the “biggest military computer hack of all time” in 2001 and 2002 after looking for information about UFOs and extraterrestrials in NASA and Pentagon computers. He fought extradition to the U.S. in a ten-year legal battle. And McKinnon won that battle in October 012 when British Home Secretary Theresa May announced that the UK would notextradite him.

UK officials decided in December 012 that McKinnon would not be investigated or charged in the UK. But he is still wanted in the U.S. to face the charges against him. But that could soon change if the U.S. heeds the advice of military consultant John Arquilla.

According to the Guardian, Arquilla, a professor of defense analysis at the US Naval Postgraduate School, has suggested tha