Reporters allowed in the Detention Center Zone in June explored the possibility of a visit by the commander in chief, Donald J. Trump, or the retired U.S. Marine general serving as Secretary of Defense, James Mattis. All images were reviewed and approved for release by the U.S. military.
After the discovery that a Guantanamo resident had an active tuberculosis case, the base radio station broadcast information in dialects familiar to foreign guest workers on the base of some 5,500 residents. Here is the one that was created by the base hospital for Jamaican base laborers.
Sean Spicer says that President Donald Trump 'believes that Guantánamo Bay does serve a very, very healthy purpose in our national security' during a White House press briefing on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.
Rear Adm. Peter J. Clarke, Guantánamo prison task force commander, said Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 that he’s confident he’ll get more than four hours notice that new captives will be landing at the remote Navy base airstrip.
This video offers a Jan. 28-29, 2017 look inside the Detention Center Zone while the commander explains he has received no new orders from the nascent Trump administration to prepare for more prisoners. All videos, photographs approved for release by the U.S. military.
James Parlier, who was aboard the USS Cole at the time of al-Qaida's attack off Yemen on Oct. 12, 2000. Here, he speaks to reporters on Dec. 16, 2016, at Camp Justice, U.S. Navy base Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
It's not just the detainees. The current prison commander, Rear Adm. Peter J. Clarke told reporters Sunday Dec. 11, 2016 that he doesn't know when he'll be leaving Guantánamo Bay. 'No transfer orders,' yet. For him. Any for the detainees? No comment