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Trouble at Guantanamo

The military prison at Guantanamo Bay is the most secure facility the United States has ever built. At least it’s supposed to be. But it’s beginning to look as though Muslim terrorists or their sympathizers may have already figured out how to penetrate it. U.S. Army Capt. James Yee, a West Point graduate who converted to Islam in 1991 and later became a Muslim chaplain assigned to Guantanamo, was arrested in September and is under investigation for aiding terrorists. Ahmad al-Halabi, a U.S. Air Force interpreter, is accused of espionage: trying to deliver information to Syria, including 180 messages from Guantanamo prisoners and flight schedules in and out of the camp. Ten other interpreters at the prison are under suspicion. Authorities think translators may have sabotaged the interrogation of prisoners by inaccurately translating both questions and answers. The worst fear, one Air Force official said, is that an al Qaeda-inspired network is operating at Guantanamo. Full Story

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