The Wire (JTF-GTMO)

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Staff at the JTF-GTMO Public Affairs Office that publishes The Wire -- in a Pros vs. GI Joes match.

The Wire is a weekly publication published by Joint Task Force Guantanamo, in Cuba[1][2][3][4]—the unit responsible for the extrajudicial detention and interrogation of Guantanamo captives.

It publishes articles aimed at the camp's guards, interrogators, and administrative staff that offer a different perspective on the detention than that offered to the general public.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11]

On April 23, 2007 twelve troopers from the 241st Mobile Public Affairs Detachment arrived in Guantanamo to take over Public Affairs at Guantanamo, including the publication of The Wire.[4][12][13]

The publication and excerpts from it have been included in a fictionalized account of military life at Guantanamo.[14]


  1. ^ Paisley Dodds (2003-09-22). "Army chaplain is latest detainee in war on terror". Spartanburg (South Carolina) Herald-Journal. Retrieved 2017-02-26.
  2. ^ Dave Astor, Cartoonist's Latest National Guard Deployment Is to Guantanamo Bay, Editor and Publisher, April 22, 2008[dead link]
  3. ^ Michelle Shephard, Patriot's Choice: Iguanas or banana rats: On the other side of the wire, naval base is like America, only different, reports Michelle Shephard, Toronto Star, April 9, 2006, p. 12, reprinted at Google News
  4. ^ a b "Debbie Glover, Local educator returns from Gitmo, St. Tammany (Louisiana) News, May 14, 2008". Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
  5. ^ Rudi Williams (12 July 2002). "Detainees eat well, get healthy on Delta's carefully prepared Muslim meal plan". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 12. Retrieved 2007-12-13.[dead link]
  6. ^ Sergeant Todd Lamonica (December 9, 2005). "Watching your buddy for signs of depression". 6 (36). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 5. Retrieved 2008-02-22.[permanent dead link] DoD URL[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Cpl. Jim Greenhill (October 22, 2004). "Corpsmen Radiate Pride for Service Inside the Wire" (PDF). 5 (17). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 11. Archived from the original on 2015-09-27. Retrieved 2008-02-22. Navy Hospitalman "Red" Stewart sets up oxygen at the clinic at Camp Delta. The clinic provides detainees with the same standard of care received by Troopers. DoD URL[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Ronald Sollock (July 6, 2007). "The best & the brightest". 7 (19). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 2. Retrieved 2008-02-22.[permanent dead link] DoD URL[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Kathleen Rehm (2005-12-01). "GTMO feedings humane, within medical care standards" (PDF). 6 (36). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-06-04.
  10. ^ Shanita Simmons (January 4, 2008). "Hard work of BSCT validated by peers" (PDF). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 4. Retrieved 2008-02-10.[dead link]
  11. ^ Paul Meeker (2007-08-24). "On the Mat with Army Col. Bruce Vargo" (PDF). The Wire (JTF-GTMO). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-27.
  12. ^ "Jared Janes, '''Team Voodoo' honored'', The Advocate (Louisiana) / WBRZ-ABC, July 28, 2008". Retrieved 2014-02-24.
  13. ^ Specialist Shanita Simmons. "241st assumes the PAO mission". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 3. Retrieved 2007-09-27.[dead link] DoD URL Archived 2016-01-21 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ Dan Fesperman, ''The prisoner of Guantánamo'', Random House, Inc., 2006, pp. 1, 36, 50, 106, 324. Retrieved 2014-02-24.