The American who helped plan the 2008 attack Mumbai, India that killed some 160 men, women and children will spend the next 35 years in a U.S. jail.

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper reports from Chicago in our ongoing series on national security:

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In 2006, Daood Gilani - whose father was Pakistani and mother American - changed his name to David Headley so it would be easier to travel to and from India.  The Chicagoan used those trips to help a Pakistani militant group scout out locations for a three-day rampage in Mumbai targeting, among other places, a train station and the landmark Taj Hotel.  More than 160 men, women and children were killed.

Headley, who is 52, will spend the next 35 years in prison - he could've gotten life, but pleaded guilty.  Headley also agreed to be the government's star witness at the trial of Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana, who was convicted in the failed plot to attack a Danish newspaper.

In Chicago, Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

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