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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 10

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

November 13, 2006
Andrew Air Force Base, Maryland

I arrive at the AFB “airport,” which resembles a small regional airport, but which also serves the President’s Air Force One. At the lounge I meet the entire travel party. I am trying to match names with the bios I have examined in the read-ahead.

A short introduction to the trip is offered by a three-star General, “we will not spin this,” “what you see is what you get,” “we have nothing to hide,” he announces in a matter-of-fact fashion. I like the General with his stereotypical no-nonsense approach. My experience from previous trips is that having a three-star General “on board” means that our travel party will have a pleasant passage. Finally, it is announced that we can board the plane, which apparently has a bathroom, replacing the plane that we were supposed to get, without a restroom facility!