Pakistani officials say they’ve arrested the California-born al qaeda leader who, since attending training camps in 2004, has been the terrorist group’s mouthpiece in half a dozen videos. Just today Adam Gadahn spoke in a video commending the army major who opened fire at a military base in Fort Hood, Texas killing 13 people. "You shouldn't make the mistake of thinking that military bases are the only high-value targets in America and the West. On the contrary, there are countless other strategic places, institutions and installations which, by striking, the Muslim can do major damage," said Gadahn.
The 31-year-old moved to Pakistan in 1998 after converting to Islam at an Orange County mosque, and was charged with treason in 2006. He’s also charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization, reports ABC, and could get the death penalty if convicted. Though in the past Pakistan has not been the U.S.’s strongest ally on terror, Gadahn’s capture—which hasn’t yet been confirmed—will be taken as a sign the country is cooperating with Washington, according to the AP.