Guantánamo: An Oral History

January 11, 2012, marked the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at the U.S. detention facility at Guantánamo Bay—the first of what would be nearly 800 prisoners to cycle through the camp. One hundred and seventy one are still there. Despite President Obama’s pledge, the facility remains open, a prisoner of fear-mongering and politics—and it continues to be a symbol of mistreatment and missteps in the prosecution of the war on terror. Vanity Fair has interviewed dozens of people associated with Guantánamo—lawyers, soldiers, diplomats, former detainees—in order to tell the story in their own words.*

Related slide show: Portraits of Guantánamo detainees, by Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer.

continues on  http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/01/guantanamo-bay-oral-history-201201.print,

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