Guantanamo Bay Naval Base

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  • A Few Good Men: Film Analysis

    According to Dawson, the marines have four main pillars unit, core, God, and country. Whenever a marine starts to fall behind it is the duty of the fellow men in his infantry to make sure he gets back on track. Code reds were a practice that was being performed by the marines for years. Months before the incident, the commander of the Atlantic Fleet implored the practices of code reds to be discontinued. According to Colonel Jessup, “whoever wrote that memo, never faced the Soviet end of a Cuban Ak-47 Assault Rifle” (A Few Good Men). Everyday in GTMO, these marines are putting their lives on the line. Santiago needed to realised his perceived laziness could have been disastrous for the entire unit of marines stationed in Guantanamo. Jessup then goes on to say, “off the records, I tell you it is an invaluable part of close infantry training and if it happens without my knowledge so be it”(A Few Good Men). The main purpose of code red was to build character. Based on the name alone, it can be inferred that code reds were only given in emergency situations. Ironically, Santiago’s medical condition made him a sub-par marine. It can be argued that the practice of code red is a punishable crime but, Dawson and Downey was fighting for their unit, country, and fellow brother. Also, it is Jessup’s job to make sure that his men follow orders from his superiors. Because Jessup did not enforce any type discipline for those already partaking in code reds, Dawson and Downey should…

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  • Argumentative Essay: The History Of Guantanamo Bay

    Second attempt at First Draft The history of Guantanamo Bay, the current happenings with its prisoners and the educated commentary about the prison have brought forth the idea of closing Gitmo. The claim that prisoners are enduring treatment questionable to international standards factors most into this argument. Detainees of Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp, guilty or not, have been forced to endure inhumane conditions throughout their imprisonment. For this reason, the United States government…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Guantanamo Bay

    the sovereign nation, but a glaring mark on their record will forever change their legal history. Guantanamo Bay detention facility has been a controversial topic ever since its creation in 2001 by President Bush. It was a symbol for success against the War on Terror as the US filled it’s cells. After the initial year, people began to question who these prisoners were, why they were imprisoned, and what would happen to them. In the years to follow its conception, Guantanamo Bay would become a…

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  • The Road To Guantanamo Analysis

    Guantanamo Bay Prison, a controversial topic, where the worst of the worst reside, most uncharged, and are interrogated day in and day out all in an effort to protect the citizens of the United States. The film, The Road to Guantanamo, tells the story of three friends before and during their time in Guantanamo through their own accounts, archival footage, and dramatized re-enactments. Through the use of the witness interviews and the dramatized re-enactments of the real events described, The…

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  • The Argument Against Guantanamo Bay

    When it comes to rights in America, Guantanamo Bay is a huge hindrance to the movement of rights. Guantanamo Bay is now the poster child of abusing and cheating their own rights just to try to obtain information for the ‘national security’ and for the ‘good of the people’. But by strengthening our security, we have weakened our moral code. Guantanamo Bay is currently breaching over half of the amendments right now, and unfortunately the United States Government refuses to admit their use of…

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  • The Rhetoric Of Optimism

    intimidation on the part of the police, the shooting of unarmed people, the outrage of people being killed in cold blood, is an issue which prompted us to come up with what i believe was the strongest set of proposals of any candidate in terms of the need for real criminal-justice reform ”(bernie sanders). Even though we were losing control he still thought he could fix it.. He ended his campaign knowing gold still glitters in mud. ”I ended the campaign much more optimistic about the future of…

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  • Guantanamo Bay Detention Center Case Study

    The significance of President Obama’s proposal of closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center could not be more delayed from both a moral and justice standpoint. A case in point is that the infamous detention center continues negatively to be seen as an inhumane facility that violated the human rights and lack of due process for detainees. On January 22, 2009, President Obama’s proposal of closing the detention facility in one year showed the slightest of promises to say the least. For example,…

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  • National Security Policy Priorities

    Congressional groups engage in sustained campaigns of pressure and persuasion to produce the desired strategic decisions on the part of the Executive, just as in other areas the Administration uses pressure and persuasion to move its legislation through Congress . The best example of mutual pressure between the president and the congress is the Guantanamo bay closure argument. In his campaign for the presidency, Obama criticized the Bush administration for its interrogation policies and promised…

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  • Unconstitutional Movie

    out of bed, she told him that she needed him to leave so that she could cover herself with her scarf. The agent relentlessly refused, and accused her of having a gun. This family was held for months before being released, and there was no incriminating evidence against them. They had not committed any sort of crime. Despite this, they were held for an extensive period of time in solitary confinement, and their religion was disrespected by the agents. The other topic that this documentary…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Gitmo

    him to drink seawater. “It was so nasty I threw up...They stuffed the air between my clothes and me with ice cubes from my neck to my ankles...every once in a while one of the guards smashed me, most of the time in the face” (Davee-Attlee). Slahi paints a horrifying picture of life as an inmate in Guantanamo. He depicts the many beatings, humiliations, and treacheries he was subjected to: “I was left shaking like a Parkinson’s patient,” he utters (Davey-Attlee). Guantanamo Bay was constructed in…

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