The truth about guantanamo bay
Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeants Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay by Joseph HickmanThe revelatory eyewitness account about Guantanamo Bay—detainees murdered, a secret CIA facility for torture, and the US government cover up—by the Staff Sergeant who felt honor-bound to uncover it.
Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman was a loyal member of the armed forces and a proud American patriot. For twenty years, he worked as a prison guard, a private investigator, and in the military, earning more than twenty commendations and awards. When he re-enlisted after 9/11, he served as a team leader and Sergeant of the Guard in Guantanamo Naval Base. From the moment he arrived at Camp Delta, something was amiss. The prisons were chaotic, detainees were abused, and Hickman uncovered by accident a secret facility he labeled “Camp No.” On June 9, 2006, the night Hickman was on duty, three prisoners died, supposed suicides, and Hickman knew something was seriously wrong. So began his epic search for the truth, an odyssey that would lead him to conclude that the US government was using Guantanamo not just as a prison, but as a training ground for interrogators to test advanced torture techniques.
For the first time, Hickman details the inner workings of Camp Delta: the events surrounding the death of three prisoners, the orchestrated the cover-up, and the secret facility at the heart of it all. From his own eyewitness account, and a careful review of thousands of documents, he deconstructs the government’s account of what happened and proves that the military not only tortured prisoners, but lied about their deaths. By revealing Guantanamo’s true nature, Sergeant Hickman shows us why the prison has been so difficult to close. This book opens an important window onto government overreach, secrecy, and one man’s principled search for the truth. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Mur...
7 things you didn’t know about Guantanamo Bay
The following information is provided by Graphiq and InsideGov. The war on terror presented a nebulous threat with non-state actors and dangerous, asymmetrical warfare. The Department of Defense faced the question of how the established laws of war applied to the new type of armed combatants. The 20th-century legal framework regarding armed conflict did not account for 21st-century international terrorism. As a solution to these modern-day difficulties, a detention facility was created on the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.
Images of men clad in orange jumpsuits — hands bound behind their backs and their faces obscured — siphoned through the media. Inside gravel enclosures, the men knelt with heads bowed, as American soldiers bellowed at them. It was to be emblematic of the most ruthless of terrorists. These were the prisoners of Guantanamo Bay. Seventeen years on, the validity of Guantanamo Bay has been questioned. The majority of prisoners were never charged with any crime, nor brought to trial.
Since , Guantanamo Bay has held a total of prisoners., Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration and founder of Kayyem Solutions, a security consulting firm.