Legal Issues: What Do We Do With Him?

The question of how foreign terrorists will be prosecuted was already complicated. Now comes the most confounding case imaginable: What do you do with a young American who ended up, by design or happenstance, on the other side of an undeclared war?

The first thing U.S. authorities must determine is how and when 20-year-old John Walker came to be among Taliban warriors and what he did once he got there. Walker will be in the most serious jeopardy if it turns out that he had anything to do with the death of CIA operative Johnny ("Mike") Spann.

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