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I. Invitation to Cuba

II. The Psychology of Terrorists

III. Drexel University

IV. November 8, 2006

V. The Psychology of Captivity

VI. The Psychology of Prisons

VII. The Psychology of War

VIII. Preparations

IX. 1934

X. November 13, 2006

XI. Takeoff

XII. In The Air

XIII. Arrival at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

XIV. Briefing at Headquarters of the Joint Task Force

XV. Lunch

XVI. Guard Duty

XVII. Camp Delta

XVIII. Medical Treatment

XIX. Behavioral Services

XX. Camp 5

XXI. Departure from Guantanamo Bay

The Legitimacy of GTMO: An Eyewitness Report, Page 3

A Travel Journal by Dr. Eric A. Zillmer
Pacifico Professor of Psychology at Drexel University

Drexel University
November 2, 2006

I am an Army brat, the son of a West Point grad and career military officer. I was born in an Army Hospital in Tokyo, Japan, and lived oversees for the first 22 years of my life. I am familiar with different cultures having lived in many different countries, but I am also familiar with military protocol. In 2002, I was invited on a trip to war torn Bosnia to visit Pennsylvania National Guard units. So I understood based on prior experience that the GTMO trip may get off as scheduled, but more likely will be rescheduled, and perhaps even cancelled, typically with little if any notice. Thus, I did not try to get too excited about the prospects of visiting GTMO. Public relations trips of this type are vulnerable to the daily political climate and the national elections were just around the corner.

Thus, I was not surprised when the GTMO trip was rescheduled for November 13th, “I appreciate your patience in this matter and I will keep you abreast of any further changes,” I was told in an e-mail.