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Spending surge

The U.S. government has spent more than $500 million constructing prison camps and renovating the naval station at Guantanamo Bay since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Here are the costs of some of the projects.

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At least $500 million has been spent on renovation and construction contracts at the naval station since Sept. 11, 2001 -- not including annual operating costs and secret black-budget items. Here's how some of the money was used:

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$219 million

Cost to construct the detention operation.

$144

million

Improvements to the base, including roads and recreation facilities.

$114 million

Renovation and construction costs for base housing.


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