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U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay is the oldest U.S. overseas outpost and the only one in a communist country. Located on the southeastern coast of Cuba, in the Oriente Province, the base is about 400 air miles from Miami, Florida.

The Base consists of two subdivisions, each 2 1/2 mile-wide. The airfield is located in the Leeward side and the main base is on the Windward side. You can reach the Base via ferry service across Guantanamo Bay. The Bay's mission is to serve as a strategic logistics base for the Navy's Atlantic Fleet and support anti-drug operations in the Caribbean.

Following America's war in Afghanistan, prisoners suspected of being al Qaeda members or supporters were transported to Guantanamo. In 2002, President George W. Bush made it the central prison for suspects considered unlawful enemy combatants in the warrant of terror.

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