1. US soldiers raising the New York flag over Camp X-Ray
2. Wide shot of soldiers raising flag
3. Various of detainees over audio of Brigadier General Mike Lehnert speaking
4. UPSOUND (English) Brigadier General Mike Lehnert, speaking to detainees (over pictures of detainees behind wire fences):
"You were sent here because you were suspected of being high-ranking Taliban, or members of Al-Qaida. Some of you have said you were innocent, and are not members of the Taliban or Al-Qaida. To you, I would say that America is a place of laws, your case will be heard and you will be judged fairly. None of us can tell you for sure how long you will be here. Within five weeks, all of you will be moved to another place nearby, where you will each have a bed, running water, a sink and a toilet. There will be an exercise area and conditions will be better for you. At all times, you must obey the guards. They are responsible for maintaining discipline in the camp. I will see to it that they treat you fairly.You must tell the truth during questioning. Then and only then, will we be able to determine who will be able to return home. We know a great deal about many of you, and lying to us will only make your stay here longer. You must take care of yourselves and exercise patience, giving yourself up to the will of Allah. If you do these things, and you are not guilty of serious crimes, your lives will continue to get better and one day, you may find yourselves joined again with your families."
5. Wide shot of Brigadier General Mike Lehnert, US Marines, speaking to reporters
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Brigadier General Mike Lehnert
"My thrust was to make sure the detainees knew what was happening, as much as we can tell them. The whole reason that we're doing this is a force protection issue. I don't need a detainee that does something that's unexpected because of fear, or because they are suffering from so much anxiety that they try to take it out on a guard. My sole purpose, or primary purpose here was force protection reasons."
A U-S general addressed Al-Qaida and Taliban prisoners being held in Guantanamo Bay on Friday, urging them to cooperate with interrogators and camp guards.
Brigadier General Michael Lehnert spoke to detainees from inside the detention compound known as Camp X-Ray, shortly after 21 men refused breakfast in a waning hunger strike that has lasted more than a week.
Lehnert, a Marine commanding the detention mission, told the men he couldn't say how long they would remain at the base in southeastern Cuba.
U-S officials are determining whether and how to prosecute the captives.
Those not tried by a military tribunal could be prosecuted in U-S courts, returned to their home countries for prosecution, held indefinitely, or released outright.
Of the 300 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, about 15 are being treated at a field hospital, many recovering from war wounds.
The rest appeared to listen to Lehnert's speech inside their chain-link cells.
An Arabic translation followed over the loudspeakers, and interpreters were on hand to translate into other languages.
Work recently began on a more permanent detention centre to replace Camp X-Ray, hastily built during the war on Afghanistan, and the first 408 cells are to be finished about April 12.
Also on Friday, U-S sailors raised a New York City flag at the entrance to Camp X-ray as a reminder of those killed in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.