Murder at Camp Deltais a shocking inside look into government overreach, secrecy, and one man's search for the truth.
Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman was a loyal member of the US armed forces. For 20 years, he worked as a prison guard and in the military, earning over 20 commendations and awards. Following 9/11 he was enlisted as a squad leader and Sergeant of the Guard in Guantánamo Naval Base. But from the moment he arrived at Camp Delta, something seemed amiss. So when, on 9 June 2006, three prisoners turned up dead, supposed suicides, Hickman knew that something was seriously wrong. This is his full eye-witness account of what happened that night. Drawing on his background in the US military, Hickman reveals the inner workings of Camp Delta: the procedures that murdered three prisoners and the people that orchestrated the cover-up that followed.
In 2009, President Obama declared that Guantánamo 'shall be closed as soon as practicable'. Yet Guantánamo Naval Base is still in operation. By revealing the base's true purpose, Sergeant Hickman shows us why Guantánamo has been so difficult to close.
Joseph Hickman spent most of his life in the military, first as a marine, then as a soldier in both the army and the National Guard. He has deployed on several military operations throughout the world, sometimes attached to foreign militaries. The recipient of more than twenty commendations and awards, Hickman was awarded the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal while he was stationed with the 629th Military Intelligence Battalion in Guantánamo Bay. He is currently working as an independent researcher and Senior Research Fellow at Seton Hall Law School’s Center for Policy and Research.
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