The Wire (JTF-GTMO)

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Staff at the JTF-GTMO Public Affairs Office that publishes The Wire -- in a Pros vs. GI Joes match. JTF-GTMO Public Affairs GIs -- Meghan Phillips, Cody Black, James Wagner, Liam Walsh, Eric Liesse.jpg
Staff at the JTF-GTMO Public Affairs Office that publishes The Wire -- in a Pros vs. GI Joes match.

The Wire is a weekly publication published by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, in Cuba [1] [2] [3] [4] —the unit responsible for the extrajudicial detention and interrogation of Guantanamo captives.

It publishes articles aimed at the camp's guards, interrogators, and administrative staff that offer a different perspective on the detention than that offered to the general public. [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

On April 23, 2007 twelve troopers from the 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment arrived in Guantanamo to take over Public Affairs at Guantanamo, including the publication of The Wire. [4] [12] [13]

The publication and excerpts from it have been included in a fictionalized account of military life at Guantanamo. [14]

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Faris Muslim al Ansari is a citizen of Afghanistan who was seventeen years old when captured and held in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 253. American intelligence analysts estimate that Al Ansari was born in 1984 in Mukala, Yemen.

Tariq al-Sawah

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Khalid al-Zahrani

A Saudi candidate to become one of the September 11 hijackers, Khalid Saeed Ahmad al-Zahrani was an al-Qaeda member, held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 234. His arrival in Guantanamo is recorded as February 11, 2002. His repatriation is recorded as July 17, 2007. His first interrogation is recorded on April 20, 2002 when his first interrogation is recorded.

Abdullahi Sudi Arale

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Paul Rester is the director of the Joint Intelligence Group at the United States' Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba—the Chief Interrogator.

Ehsanullah is a citizen of Afghanistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 523. He worked as a farmer before he was recruited into being a guard for the Taliban. He served as a guard in Nahreen for the Taliban. After three months of working as a guard, the Northern Alliance took over the facility and he was sent to US forces. Eventually he was sent to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on June 12, 2002, for his supposed knowledge of leadership of the Taliban in the area. He was recommended for release on September 27, 2002, by Michael Dunlavey, because he was not a threat to the United States nor could provide information of terrorist activity.

Asadullah Jan is a citizen of Pakistan who was held in extrajudicial detention in the United States's Guantanamo Bay detention camps, in Cuba. His Guantanamo Internment Serial Number was 47. Joint Task Force -- Guantanamo analysts estimate he was born in 1981. However, he says he was only sixteen when he was captured in 2001.

Gregory Zanetti

Gregory Zanetti is an officer in the United States Army. Brigadier General Zanetti was deputy commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo. On August 13, 2008 Zanetti testified at a pre-trial hearing prior to Guantanamo captive Mohammed Jawad's Guantanamo military commission. Carol Rosenberg, writing in the Miami Herald, quoted Zanetti characterizing Brigadier General Thomas W. Hartmann's approach to charging Guantanamo captives as:

Patrick M. McCarthy

Patrick M. McCarthy is a retired American lawyer and officer in the United States Navy. He was appointed Commander on July 12, 2001. He was appointed Captain on May 23, 2006.

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References

  1. Paisley Dodds (September 22, 2003). "Army chaplain is latest detainee in war on terror". Spartanburg Herald-Journal . Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  2. "Dave Astor, Cartoonist's Latest National Guard Deployment Is to Guantanamo Bay, Editor and Publisher, April 22, 2008".
  3. Michelle Shephard, Patriot's Choice: Iguanas or banana rats: On the other side of the wire, naval base is like America, only different, reports Michelle Shephard, Toronto Star, April 9, 2006, p. 12, reprinted at Google News
  4. 1 2 "Debbie Glover, Local educator returns from Gitmo, St. Tammany (Louisiana) News, May 14, 2008". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  5. Rudi Williams (July 12, 2002). "Detainees eat well, get healthy on Delta's carefully prepared Muslim meal plan". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 12. Retrieved December 13, 2007.[ dead link ]
  6. Sergeant Todd Lamonica (December 9, 2005). "Watching your buddy for signs of depression". 6 (36). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 5. Retrieved February 22, 2008.[ permanent dead link ] DoD URL [ permanent dead link ]
  7. Cpl. Jim Greenhill (October 22, 2004). "Corpsmen Radiate Pride for Service Inside the Wire" (PDF). 5 (17). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 11. Archived from the original on September 27, 2015. Retrieved February 22, 2008. Navy Hospitalman "Red" Stewart sets up oxygen at the clinic at Camp Delta. The clinic provides detainees with the same standard of care received by Troopers. DoD URL [ permanent dead link ]
  8. Ronald Sollock (July 6, 2007). "The best & the brightest". 7 (19). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 2. Retrieved February 22, 2008.[ permanent dead link ] DoD URL [ permanent dead link ]
  9. Kathleen Rehm (December 1, 2005). "GTMO feedings humane, within medical care standards" (PDF). 6 (36). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 4, 2012.
  10. Shanita Simmons (January 4, 2008). "Hard work of BSCT validated by peers" (PDF). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 4. Retrieved February 10, 2008.[ dead link ]
  11. Paul Meeker (August 24, 2007). "On the Mat with Army Col. Bruce Vargo" (PDF). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 27, 2012.
  12. "Jared Janes, 'Team Voodoo' honored, The Advocate (Louisiana) / WBRZ-ABC, July 28, 2008". 2theadvocate.com. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  13. Specialist Shanita Simmons. "241st assumes the PAO mission". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 3. Retrieved September 27, 2007.[ dead link ] DoD URL Archived January 21, 2016, at the Wayback Machine
  14. Fesperman, Dan (11 July 2006). Dan Fesperman, The prisoner of Guantánamo, Random House, Inc., 2006, pp. 1, 36, 50, 106, 324. ISBN   9780307265296 . Retrieved February 24, 2014.