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, Army chaplain is latest detainee in war on terror, Associated Press, September 22, 2003, reprinted in Spartanburg (South Carolina) Herald-Journal via Google News
  2. Dave Astor, Cartoonist's Latest National Guard Deployment Is to Guantanamo Bay, Editor and Publisher, April 22, 2008
  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. 4.0 4.1 Debbie Glover, Local educator returns from Gitmo, St. Tammany (Louisiana) News, May 14, 2008
  5. Rudi Williams (12 July 2002). "Detainees eat well, get healthy on Delta’s carefully prepared Muslim meal plan". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). pp. 12. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  6. Sergeant Todd Lamonica (Friday, December 9, 2005). "Watching your buddy for signs of depression". 6. The Wire (JTF-GTMO). pp. 5. Retrieved 2008-02-22.  DoD URL
  7. Cpl. Jim Greenhill (Friday, Oct. 22, 2004). "Corpsmen Radiate Pride for Service Inside the Wire". 5. The Wire (JTF-GTMO). pp. 11. 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
  8. Ronald Sollock (Friday, July 6, 2007). "The best & the brightest". 7. The Wire (JTF-GTMO). pp. page 2. Retrieved 2008-02-22.  DoD URL
  9. Kathleen Rehm (2005-12-01). "GTMO feedings humane, within medical care standards". 6. The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 3. Retrieved 2010-02-02.  DoD URL
  10. Shanita Simmons (Friday January 4, 2008). "Hard work of BSCT validated by peers". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 4. Retrieved 2008-02-10.  DoD URL
  11. Paul Meeker (2007-08-24). "On the Mat with Army Col. Bruce Vargo". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). Archived from the original on 2009-07-31. Retrieved 2009-07-31.  DoD URL
  12. Jared Janes, ‘Team Voodoo’ honored, The Advocate (Louisiana) / WBRZ-ABC, July 28, 2008
  13. Specialist Shanita Simmons. "241st assumes the PAO mission". The Wire (JTF-GTMO). p. 3. Retrieved 2007-09-27.  DoD URL
  14. Dan Fesperman, The prisoner of Guantánamo, Random House, Inc., 2006, pp. 1, 36, 50, 106, 324