guardian.co.uk, Thursday 1 November 2012 23.25 GMT
A US man was sentenced on Thursday to 17 years in prison over a plot to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and Capitol.
Rezwan Ferdaus, 27, pleaded guilty in July to attempting to provide material support to terrorists and attempting to damage and destroy federal buildings with an explosive. Prosecutors and Ferdaus's attorney agreed to recommend the 17-year sentence as part of a plea deal
Ferdaus, a Muslim who grew up in Massachusetts and has a physics degree, delivered a soft-spoken statement in which he offered no apology for his actions but thanked his family and friends for supporting him. He said he had accepted his fate and "can dream of a brighter future".