A month ago, ICRC Washington detention coordinator Marc Linning travelled to a military base at Fort Bliss, NM/TX. There, he presented the ICRC and its modus operandi in detention facilities to U.S. Army prison guards about to be deployed to Guantanamo.
Mr. Linning explains how this session prepared the guard force for future interactations with ICRC teams working at the facility and why we interact with guards during our visits.
The soldiers we met at Fort Bliss are now on active duty at Guantanamo. So are we.