The naval station at Guantánamo Bay was established in 1898 when the U.S. gained control of Cuba from Spain, when the Spanish colonial forces were about to be defeated by the Cuban independence fighters.
Few U.S. readers know who he was and what he contributed, but his story should be told, because he was a true hero of the struggle against state violence.
The scandal that broke last week over U.S. Marines urinating on dead Afghanis is not simply a case of a few "bad apples," or "bad management" up the chain of command.
Medics at Guantanamo neither documented nor asked the causes of the physical or mental injuries of prisoners, apparently.
The trial of Faisal Shahzad shows military tribunals are not only harmful but unnecessary.