Friday, March 01, 2013
Naval Station, only
and no other.
A POW camp is not a Naval Station, and constructing a POW camp at Guantanamo is not necessary to fit Guantanamo Bay for use as a naval station. It may be that not all prisoners in a POW camp are classified as prisoners of war, however it is clear that the camp is a POW camp; these people are being detained without charge until the war is over, to keep them from the war.
Guantanamo was picked for the POW camp by the Department of Justice, not the Department of the Navy.
Guantanamo already had a brig.