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Alaska's Militias


The charges lodged variously against five Fairbanks residents in March 2011 are simple: conspiracy to commit murder and kidnapping and amassing the firepower to get the job done -- machine guns, grenades, silencers. But behind the death plots aimed at state and federal judges and members of law enforcement lurks a series of unsettling unknowns. Left unchecked, would the group have actually carried out its mission? We'll find out as they stand trial in May 2012.