The Resource Inside Gitmo

Inside Gitmo

Label
Inside Gitmo
Title
Inside Gitmo
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Cucullu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. military detention center at Guantánamo Bay — known to the public as Gitmo — has been called the American Gulag, a scene of medieval horrors where innocent farmers and goat herders swept up in Afghanistan and Iraq have been sequestered, tortured, and abused for years on end without access to legal counsel or basic medical services.Gordon Cucullu, a retired army colonel, was so appalled by these reports that he decided to see for himself. In a series of visits he inspected every corner of the camp and interviewed dozens of personnel, from guards and interrogators to cooks and nurses. The result — coming just as the Obama administration wants to close the facility — is a riveting description of daily life for both prisoners and guards. Cucullu describes the six camps reserved for different levels of compliance, details the treatment of prisoners, and examines their experiences in detail, including the techniques used to interrogate them, the food they eat, their medical care, how they communicate with one another, and the many ingenious ways they contrive to assault and injure their guards. While some prisoners were indeed treated harshly in the early days, when the hastily built camp was flooded with battlefield captures and fears ran high of another 9/11-style attack, Cucullu finds that these excesses were quickly corrected. Current treatment and oversight routines exceed the standards of any maximum-security prison in the world.Despite what the public has heard, these are not innocent goatherds but dedicated jihadists whose overriding goal — as they themselves candidly say — is to kill Americans. Should they now be released to return to the fight, perhaps on American soil? Read this book and decide for yourself
Summary
Cuts through the misinformation surrounding the U.S. military detention center to offer a firsthand look at the daily life of the prisoners and guards, covering interrogation techniques, food, medical care, and communication
Writing style
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312348
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cucullu, Gordon
Dewey number
355.129609729167
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • History
  • Politics
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the true story behind the myths of Guantanamo Bay
Label
Inside Gitmo
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:163625e1-5e16-402a-b70e-68afa1a550b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061835858
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Inside Gitmo
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:163625e1-5e16-402a-b70e-68afa1a550b6
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061835858
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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