The United States first acquired Guantanamo Bay after the Spanish American War in 1898. The base was a part of the Platt Amendment that gave the United States great control over Cuba. The United States used Guantanamo Bay to project naval power in Latin America. The United States officially had a 99 year lease on the base which began in 1903, but elapsed due to the rise of Communism in Cuba and the collapse of American influence and relations with the Island.
The War on Terror
During America's War on Terror, Guantanamo Bay became a strategic and controversial location. While the U.S. Navy continued to use the Bay as a traditional base, the Central Intelligence Agency began operations there. A detention facility was established in 2002. Hundreds of captured and suspected terrorists and insurgents were imprisoned at the facility. Enhanced interrogation techniques were often used to extract information from the detainees. While this information was critical in protecting both soldiers and civilians from terrorism, many human rights activists questioned the morality and legality of the base. The detention facility was threatened with shutdown on numerous occasions, and several released detainees claimed they were innocent and horribly abused by the guards.
After the Blackout, Jack Davis and the surviving members of the U.S. Government were evacuated down to the Bay. Davis then announces his plans to start a totalitarian dictatorship and to start a military coup against the Vice President. Later, they were able to maintain the Colony in Cuba for fifteen years and established a government in exile.
It was there that Randall Flynn was tasked by Jack Davis with restoring the power to the world and using ICBMs to wipe out both the Monroe Republic and the Georgia Federation. After the two nations were destroyed, Jack Davis and the rest of the government leaves Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.