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Guantanamo Bay's Guards Suffer From PTSD Too | VICE News Tonight Full Segment (HBO)

The Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba didn’t just take its toll on inmates. Their guards suffered as well.

U.S. military personnel assigned to the Guantanamo Bay detention center suffer from high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to exclusive interviews and documents obtained by VICE News.

“I had nightmares where they would somehow get ahold of me and grab my hair and slam my face off a steel door,” U.S. Navy veteran Nichole York told VICE News correspondent Jason Leopold.​

York and fellow U.S. Navy veteran Andrew Turner describe being left in the dark about their mission prior to deployment, working 12-hour days, living in fear and isolation, and finally being diagnosed with PTSD.

Turner said he came forward in part so other service members assigned to Guantanamo would know they aren’t alone. “I don’t want them to be afraid.”

Six years after leaving Guantanamo Bay, York says she’s still afraid of the detainees she was assigned to care for. “My fear is them finding me.”

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23 thoughts on “Guantanamo Bay's Guards Suffer From PTSD Too | VICE News Tonight Full Segment (HBO)

  1. Those prisoners in guantanamo are some tough sobs good on them makes me proud to be muslim forget politices or what they did they stayed strong and most are unbrokem after waterboarding torture well done guys . Lol guards got ptsd . Just shows the power of allah and the koran .

  2. Did the foreign American military Leaders that give you,sir drugs to hurt mind or body? Why was he not aggressive enough to control the environment like at his boot camp training Leaders? These foreign American police officers want U.S. American's to think they are mentally retarded for respectful Behavior towards them. They needed Guards around them that agreed, Loud, they hate humans! Just like them!

  3. I thought this was going to be about ptsd caused by the memories of the torture that they inflicted upon defenceless prisoners…These soldiera are the bad guys! I know a guy who was stationed Guantanamo. He doesn't like to talk about it and he has nothing nice to say about the military. He's a recovering alcoholic. I feel sorry for him because he didn't want to be there. He was legally obliged to be there. This video is a joke! It is pure biased propaganda

  4. Yea yea yea denial my ass getting drunk and doing who knows what to them while drunk is now killing her inside she cant speak what exactly happend shel get locked up. Trust me our troops can be horrible ppl. Especially with PTSD your not supposed to drink bec . it makes you violent. I have ptsd i know

  5. PTSD? What about the thousands of U.S troops serving in Afghanistan that are actually being attacked by enemy combatants. Serving at Guantanamo is a privilege as compared to risking your life in Afghanistan. Come on. This is so disrespectful to other U.S soldiers

  6. Why are they acting like victims ?
    I feel bad for the inmates with all the different globally banned torture methods that you can find out about in Wikileaks.

  7. These people are just plain weak in the head. You really think someone from a prison in Cuba that you worked at for 9 months is gonna hunt you down and kill you? You’re a fuckin idiot. These people are pussies.

  8. So Nicole has PTSD because she dreams that someone might beat her ass one day? Even tho it’s never happens to her? And she’s somehow a victim? Because she has bad dreams every once and a while?

  9. I’ve heard some of these guards in another video say that the guards have it just as bad as the detainees because there’s no AC in GitMo 🤦🏻‍♂️
    Fuckin Americans.

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