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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 8

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

November 10, 2006 (Drexel University)

On trips of this kind, civilians, even though considered “Distinguished Visitors” are kept on a need to know basis. I have not heard from my trip specialist and so with only 4 days to go I e-mailed to inquire if the planned visit is still on.

“We are still trying to lock down a plane for the trip and were expecting to hear back from the office that approves military flights yesterday afternoon. I apologize for not being able to provide you with more information at this time but, until we get a plane reserved, we are at a standstill. Hopefully, we will hear something this morning. I thank you for your patience and I will let you know something as soon as I know something.”

I knew it; as soon as I would let myself get excited about this opportunity there would be a setback. But this could not be a major problem; after all, the U.S. Air Force has many planes at its disposal.