The Long Blue Line: GITMO Lighthouse

By J. Edwin Nieves, Coast Guard Auxiliary History Division Acting Branch Chief and Petty Officer 1st Class Sean C. Kinane, Port Security Unit 301 For some years before the 1898 Spanish-American War, U.S. naval forces had an interest in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Author of the famed book, “The Influence of Sea Power upon History,” U.S. Navy Captain Alfred Mahan, looked…

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Former Commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Sentenced to Prison

October 9, 2020 – A former Commander of Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison following his multiple convictions of obstructing justice and making false statements, in connection with the death of a civilian at the naval base. Following a five- day trial, on Jan. 17, 2020, a federal jury in the Middle District…

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