AP IMPACT: USAID contractor work in Cuba detailed (AP)

FILE - In this March 5, 2011, file photo Cuban security forces arrive with USAID subcontractor Alan Gross, left, outside the courthouse in Havana, Cuba, where he is to stand trial.  Gross sits in a military prison hospital. His family says he has lost about 100 pounds and they express concern about his health. All the U.S. diplomatic attempts to win his freedom have come up empty and there is no sign that Cuba is prepared to act on appeals for a humanitarian release. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)AP - Piece by piece, in backpacks and carry-on bags, American aid contractor Alan Gross made sure laptops, smartphones, hard drives and networking equipment were secreted into Cuba. The most sensitive item, according to official trip reports, was the last one: a specialized mobile phone chip that experts say is often used by the Pentagon and the CIA to make satellite signals virtually impossible to track.

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