71. Editorial Note

On the evening of July 27, Cuban rebel forces abducted 24 U.S. Naval personnel attached to the U.S. base at Guantanamo, including 11 Marines, while they were traveling by bus from Guantanamo City to the base. Situation reports on the abductions, prepared for the Chief of Naval Operations, beginning with Sitrep No. 1 as of 0800 EST, June 29, through Sitrep No. 4 as of 0800 July 4, are published in Declassified Documents, 1981, 171A–171C.