This Day @ Law
Cuba leases Guantanamo Bay to the U.S. in perpetuity

On February 23, 1903, Cuba leased Guantanamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity" as part of the Cuban-American Treaty. The United States subsequently used the lease to establish a Naval Base at Guantanamo.

With the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, an internationally controversial military prison was built at Guantanamo to house prisoners of war and terrorism suspects captured by American forces.