U.S. Marines at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

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iUniverse, 2011 - History - 204 pages
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The United States Marines first landed at "Gitmo" Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1898, during the Spanish-American War. In 1903 "Gitmo" officially became a U.S. Naval Base, and later, in 1934, became a permanent naval installation. Over the next several decades learn how several high profile incidents, along with the various detention camps that houses the enemy combatants (al-Qaeda and Taliban fighters) had affected both the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Naval Base, and finally, the strategic importance of "Gitmo" to the U.S. Navy's Atlantic Fleet and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Furthermore, find out what the U.S. Marines do 365 days a year to actually protect the U.S. Naval Base from potential military aggression/invasion from Communist Cuba. Also learn how the U.S. Marines and the Cuban soldiers actually guard their heavily defended borders that's made up of miles of barbed wire fence lines, guard and observation towers, along with thousands of active landmines, making it the second heaviest fortified border in the world, only surpassed by the Korean DMZ. And lastly, learn of the actual event(s) that inspired the Hollywood movie "A Few Good Men," along with viewing never before seen pictures of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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