So the charges have been dropped against Captain Yee, after a prosecution that to all outward appearances was astoundingly witless.
But there is an extraordinarily strange statement from the prosecution:
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.
What on earth does that mean? That the classified documents Yee was carrying are so sensitive that a trial would bring to light information that must not be brought to light? If that’s the case, then why is he going back to work? The AP article that contains the quote from Miller says that “Yee now faces only minor punishment and should be back at work soon.”
Also, it ought to be possible to try someone for mishandling classified documents without releasing classified information. Something very strange is going on in this case.