Accession Number : AD1021755

Title :   Naval Station Guantanamo Bay: History and Legal Issues Regarding Its Lease Agreements

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Congressional Research Service Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Elsea,Jennifer K ; Else,Daniel H

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Report Date : 17 Nov 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This report briefly outlines the history of the establishment of the U.S. naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during the first decade of the twentieth century, its changing relationship to the community around it, and its heightened importance with military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. It also explains in detail the legal status of the lease of the land on which the naval station stands, the statutory and treaty authorities granted to the President with regard to any potential closure of the naval station, and the second-order effects on such a closure that Cuba sanctions laws might have. A short list of additional readings ends the report.

Descriptors :   Cuba , military operations , military facilities , base closures , foreign relations , national security , military history , naval shore facilities , international law , treaties

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE