Ex-Soldier, Accused Of Attempting To Aid Terrorists, Goes To Court | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Ex-Soldier, Accused Of Attempting To Aid Terrorists, Goes To Court

Play associated audio

An ex-military man accused of supporting terrorism is expected to enter a plea in federal court today in Maryland.

Maryland resident Craig Baxam, a former U.S. Army soldier, is accused of leaving the U.S. for Somalia in December with the intention of joining the terrorist group Al Shabaab there, according to Associated Press. 

He was stopped in Kenya before reaching Somalia, and questioned by the FBI. He has been charged with attempting to provide material support and resources to Al Shabaab and faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. 

Baxam joined the army in 2007 and spent time in Iraq and South Korea. 

NPR

'Welcome To Braggsville' Isn't Quite 'Invisible Man,' But It's Close

T. Geronimo Johnson's latest follows four Berkeley students who take an American history class that leads to disaster. It's an ambitious book about race that wants to say something big about America.
NPR

Tea Tuesdays: Kenyan Farmers See Green In The Color Purple

Kenya has spent 25 years developing a purple "supertea" with high levels of antioxidants. The hope is that the tea will appeal to health-minded consumers and revive the country's struggling industry.
NPR

Round Two: Health Care Law Faces The Supreme Court Again

In King v. Burwell, Obamacare opponents are challenging it again, this time contending that a section of the law doesn't authorize subsidies to make mandated insurance affordable in 34 states.
NPR

Official Says FAA Is Trying To Keep Hackers Out Of Air Traffic Control

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta tells a House panel some vulnerabilities reported in a congressional study have been fixed, and the agency is working on others.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.