Stories/Essays: Inside GTMO
The U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is the country's oldest overseas base and the only base located within a communist country. It is also home to one of the most controversial prisons in the world.
Since the beginning of the current war in Afghanistan, 775 detainees have been brought to Guantanamo, approximately 420 of which have been released without charge. As of May 2008, approximately 270 detainees remain. The "enemy combatants" captured by US forces in Operation Enduring Freedom have been held in a legal limbo on the base since 2002. In that time very few have been formally charged while U.S. courts and the international community continue to question the legality of the prison's existence.