The camp was established by
President George W. Bush’s administration in 2002 during the War on Terror following the September 11, 2001 attacks.
23 February 1903 – President Theodore Roosevelt signed original lease agreement with Cuba for a naval base at Guantánamo Bay.
Guantánamo Bay has been seeped in controversy for the greater part of the century. Located on the southeastern tip of Cuba, it is the only U.S base located in a communist country. The 45-square-mile site was originally used as a coaling station for U.S. Navy ships, under a lease drawn up in 1903.
As of January 5, 2017, 55 detainees remained at Guantanamo. By January 19, 2017, at the end of the Obama Administration, the detention center remained open with 41 detainees remaining. CSRT is Combatant Status Review Tribunals.
Guantánamo Bay (Spanish: Bahía de Guantánamo) is a bay located in Guantánamo Province at the southeastern end of Cuba. Since the 1959 revolution, Cuba has only cashed a single lease payment from the United States government.
On June 12, 2008 the United States Supreme Court ruled, in Boumediene v. Bush, that the Guantanamo detainees were entitled to the protection of the United States Constitution. The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times.
Constructed in stages starting in 2002, the Guantánamo Bay detention camp (often called Gitmo, which is also a name for the naval base) was used to house Muslim militants and suspected terrorists captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere (see also Iraq War).
mask so as not to touch the ground, and a sign pointing to “Mecca.” A green mesh curtain surrounds the compound, so visitors can’t see in and prisoners can’t see the ocean. traveled to Afghanistan in 2002 to complain that too many “Mickey Mouse” detainees were being sent his way.
The first people known to have inhabited Cuba was the Siboney , an Amerindian people. They were followed by another Amerindian people, the Taíno who were the main population both of Cuba and other islands in The Antilles when Christopher Columbus first sighted the island in 1492.
listen) AH-boo zuu-BAY-də; Arabic: ابو زبيدة, Abū Zubaydah; born March 12, 1971, as Zayn al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn) is a Saudi Arabian national currently held by the U.S. in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. He is held under the authority of Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF).
There are two kinds of soldiers at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas—the ones with no rank or pay, and those with keys. The USDB, unofficially called “The Castle,” is the only maximum-security prison within the Department of Defense.
The U.S. military court and prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have cost more than $6 billion to operate since opening nearly 18 years ago and still churn through more than $380 million a year despite housing only 40 prisoners today.
Vistors must have a sponsor here on base to be able to visit . Please contact your on base sponsor for further assistance on gaining entrance to the base. Please be mindful that the base is still restricted and Cuba is off limits.
And while there has been a continuous American presence at Guantánamo Bay since U.S. forces took it in a Spanish- American war battle in 1898, it’s technically leased territory.