I have been to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba several times, but only when U.S. Military Commission hearings were scheduled involving alleged war criminals charged with heinous crimes.
This time my visit is focusing on the Joint Task Force Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) side, dealing with the detention of “detainees” (rather than dealing with trials of “defendants” or “accused” persons).
My goal on this trip is to gather information useful for my new book, The Guantanamo Bay Reader, set to be published by Indiana University Press.
Please watch this space for more on the detention side of what happens at Gitmo. My first 24 hours at Gitmo have been busy, and I have an even busier next 24 hours scheduled.