Inside Guantanamo Bay Naval Station

Posted June 23, 2014 at 5:10am

USA Today reports: “This is the end of the road in the War on Terror.”  

“Razor-ribbon-bedecked prison camps hold 149 detainees suspected of war crimes. All but 15 — the so-called “high-value” suspects — live and eat and sleep in Camps Five and Six, which could pass for prisons in the United States. That’s by design. They were built in bits in America, shipped to the shores of Cuba and assembled ‘like Lego blocks,’ an officer here says.”:  

“A few miles away, over cactus-studded hills and dry creek beds sits Court Room II, where hearings for the 9/11 suspects, including alleged attack mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, inched forward this week with no trial date in sight.”  

“More than a decade — and $5 billion — later, here’s the GTMO scorecard: eight convictions, one of them overturned by a civilian court; six others face trial; and 779 detainees have been transferred to other countries, including the five Taliban members recently traded for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.”