Saturday, May 24, 2014

Morality and Morale: The experience of U.S. soldiers inside Guantánamo Bay

The hunger strike that involved more than 100 detainees and captured international attention was still on when I landed on the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. It was July 16, 2013, and my arrival coincided with that of John F. Kelly, a four-star Marine general who is commander of U.S. military operations in Central and South America and the Caribbean. Although our visits were similarly timed, our missions were decidedly different. I was on assignment for America to tour the detention camps, interview staff and bring to light what was happening in a place typically veiled in secrecy. General Kelly was at the base to install a new commander for detention operations. Read more

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  1. On page 19 of our Engage book, it talks about the attacks on the Twin Towers that occurred on 9/11/2001. This article from the book can be associated with this blog because 9/11 suspects were sent there after the attacks. In The Engage book teaches nonviolence and to hear about the conditions and torture occurring inside Guantanamo Bay make me feel uneasy about our Government. The article was very in depth and showed the views of those who experienced Guantanamo Bay.