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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 9

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


Confirmation, by e-mail.

“Casual dress for potentially warm weather with comfortable walking shoes (that you wouldn't mind getting dusty) is recommended. While we will not spend a great deal of time outdoors, there may be times of sun exposure riding a boat (open with shade cover) across the bay from the runway to the base and back again.You may wish to bring sunglasses, sunscreen and/or a cap. Use of cameras and photography is prohibited at Guantanamo.”

We will meet between 6 and 6:30 a.m. at the Distinguished Visitor's (DV) lounge of the Air Force air terminal at Andrews AFB. Our planned take-off time is 7 a.m. Included in an attachment are the bios of the travel party, which is comprised of 14 individuals both civilian and military,including experts in the area of medicine, psychology, psychiatry, military, policy and ethics. They include the current President of the American Psychological Association, the President of the American Psychiatric Association, the President of the American Nurses Association, and the Army Surgeon General.

Specific details about the trip are being released. We are to fly to GTMO from Andrew Air Force Base and stay for the day. “Upon our arrival at Guantanamo Bay, we will be transported by boat across the bay to the base. We will receive briefings from command and medical leadership during a working lunch. After lunch we will travel to the detention areas. Medical staff members will be briefing and joining us to discuss their roles in detainee operations.”