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Slate's Explainer: Filling Out a Terrorist Application

Prosecutors in the trial of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla say they've found a document that shows he "applied" to join the al Qaeda global terrorist organization. Slate senior editor Andy Bowers answers the question of whether would-be terrorists actually fill out applications before joining extremist groups.

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Andy Bowers
Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.