The Odd Case of Idema

by Nathan Hamm on 7/22/2004

The case of Jonathon Keith Idema keeps getting stranger. Now the military says they accepted a prisoner from him. However, the fact that the prisoner turned out not to be who he said it was doesn’t help his other hard to believe claims appear any more credible.

I think that this case might be an argument against the Marque and Reprisal Act.


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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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