Guantanamo Bay renovations cost at least $500 million
Article: At least $500 million has been spent since 9/11 on renovating Guantanamo Bay
The spending is part of at least $500 million that has transformed what was once a sun-beaten and forgotten Caribbean base into one of the most secure military and prison installations in the world. That does not include construction bonuses, which typically run into the millions.
Among other odd legacies from war-on-terror spending since 2001 for the troops at Guantanamo Bay: an abandoned volleyball court for $249,000, an unused go-kart track for $296,000 and $3.5 million for 27 playgrounds that are often vacant.
Live Q&A: Post writers Scott Higham and Peter Finn will be online Monday, June 7 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss their story about the investigation into the expenses and take your questions.
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By Jennifer Jenkins |
June 7, 2010; 11:31 AM ET
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