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Mar 01

GITMO: What You Read vs. What You See

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

The detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay has come under withering fire recently - from the United Nations, major publications, and several commentators. Our panelists have been asked to assess what does indeed lie behind all the recent headlines. Tom Bock, National Commander of the American Legion, has just completed a tour of the Guantanamo facilities. Steve Short spent last year in Guantanamo as CSM for the Joint Task Force, CSM of the Joint Detention Operations Group and, briefly, Superintendent of Camp Delta. And Jennifer Daskal of Human Rights Watch will discuss her organization's concerns about the treatment of detainees.

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The UN's Guantanamo Folly: Why the United Nations Report is Not Credible

No Good Reason To Close Gitmo

More About the Speakers

Thomas L. Bock
National Commander,
The American Legion

Steve Short
Command Sergeant Major (Ret.),
U.S. Army

Jennifer Daskal
Advocacy Director,
U.S. Programs,
Human Rights Watch

Bryan Del Monte
Deputy Director, Policy Development and International Issues, Office of Detainee Policy,
U.S. Department of Defense