John Walker Lindh NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on the surprise plea agreement struck by the so-called, "American Taliban", John Walker Lindh. In return for pleading guilty to criminal counts of illegally aiding the Taliban, Lindh will serve up to 20 years in prison and avoid a life prison term. The government gets a conviction, avoids having CIA agents testify and has assurances from Lindh that he will cooperate fully in the government's war on terrorism.
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NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on the surprise plea agreement struck by the so-called, "American Taliban", John Walker Lindh. In return for pleading guilty to criminal counts of illegally aiding the Taliban, Lindh will serve up to 20 years in prison and avoid a life prison term. The government gets a conviction, avoids having CIA agents testify and has assurances from Lindh that he will cooperate fully in the government's war on terrorism.