Former Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Wraps Up Iowa Tour

Nov 11, 2013

Former military chaplain James Yee is wrapping up a book tour in Iowa.

James Yee spent nearly a year as a military chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was appalled by the conditions he saw there, including what he describes as humiliating interrogation methods which he says often targeted prisoners' religion.

On his way home in 2003, Yee was detained by the U.S. military and accused of spying. He was held in solitary confinement for 76 days before ultimately being released, cleared of all charges, and honorably discharged.

Yee will be at Iowa City's Prairie Lights bookstore at 3 p.m. on Veterans Day for a reading from his book, For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism Under Fire.