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Charges Dropped Against Muslim Chaplain

Citing national security concerns, the Army on Friday dropped all charges against a Muslim chaplain accused of mishandling classified documents at Guantanamo Bay, which houses suspected terrorists. Capt. James Yee will be allowed to return to his previous duty station at Fort Lewis, near Tacoma, Wash., said the U.S. Southern Command, which oversees the detention center in Cuba. “Chaplain Yee has won,” his attorney, Eugene R. Fidell of Washington, said in a statement late Friday. “The Army’s dismissal of the classified information charges against him represents a long overdue vindication.” In dismissing the charges, Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller, commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo, which operates the detention center, cited “national security concerns that would arise from the release of the evidence” if the case proceeded. Full Story

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