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Antiwar Radio: Brandon Neely

Former Guantanamo prison guard Brandon Neely discusses the first six months Guantanamo was open for business (covered here by CNN) when no guidelines existed for prisoner treatment; why the guards thought all Gitmo prisoners were 9/11 terrorists and treated them accordingly (as it turns out the vast majority were not guilty of anything); covering up brutal prisoner beatings by Initial Reaction Force (IRF) teams; how soldiers and prisoners alike are bullied into keeping quiet about their experiences at Guantanamo; and why Gitmo is a “black eye on America.”

Antiwar Radio: Brandon Neely

Former Guantanamo prison guard Brandon Neely discusses his recent reunion and reconciliation with two former Gitmo inmates now living in England, his regret for violently restraining a prisoner in an incident that better communication would have prevented, the total discretion of officers in deciding on the treatment of prisoners and the frequent use of Initial Reaction Force (IRF) teams for prisoner beatings rather than control and restraint.