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Missteps Seen in Muslim Chaplain's Spy Case

As the Muslim chaplain at the military base at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, Capt. James J. Yee often invited some of the Islamic members of the garrison to his quarters for dinner on Friday after he conducted weekly services. On at least two occasions, his guest was Senior Airman Ahmad I. al- Halabi, an Air Force translator at the camp, where hundreds of captives from the Afghan war have been held and interrogated for the last two years. Airman al-Halabi was later arrested on several charges, including suspicion of trying to pass secrets to Syria or some other foreign government, a charge that has since been dropped. Military officials now say the dinners with Airman al-Halabi, as well as Captain Yee’s own connections to Syria, set in motion the arrest, lengthy detention and possible court-martial of Captain Yee, a tangled legal episode that has proved awkward for the military. Full Story

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