Capt. Yee, a Chinese-American and a graduate of West Point military academy, was raised in New Jersey as a Lutheran. He became interested in Islam while a student at West Point and later spent four years studying Arabic and Islam in Damascus, where he met his wife. He returned to the US and reenrolled in the military, to serve our nation as an Islamic chaplain.
My theory? Yee probably passed a message / messages to a prisoner's family, telling them where their husband/son is, that he isn't dead, but that he won't be in contact anytime soon. I fully expect that time will show that Captain James J. Yee is no spy, but is, infact, an American prisoner of conscience.
"The strength of the nation we defend is our diversity, but not knowing each other only creates an obstacle keeping us from really coming together as one cohesive force. .... Practically speaking, this is as easy as smiling, and saying, "Hi, my name is... " to a fellow member who is Muslim. With almost certainty, your response will also be met with a smile and the words, "Hi, it's nice to meet you..." - James J. Yee, Captain, US Armed Forces.