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Resource ID: #21900
Subject: Military
Source: CBS News 60 Minutes
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Date: Nov. 3

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This investigation tells the tale of Sean Baker, a former U.S. soldier who was involved in a military drill gone wrong. Baker was a member of the 438th Military Police Company, and was sent to a prison to guard terrorists in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. One day in 2003, Baker volunteered to participate in a military drill which would require him to dress as a detainee, hide under a bunk in one of the cells where the worst terrorists were housed, and wait for another team to arrive and "extract" him. Moments later, a five-man team charged into the cell, pulling him from underneath the bunk. One of the men grabbed Baker's head, slamming it on the floor repeatedly, despite him repeatedly calling out "I am a U.S. soldier." As a result of this "drill," Baker still suffers from four or five seizures each day, while a criminal investigation was not initiated for any of the other soldiers involved in the incident.

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