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US applies Geneva Convention to military detainees
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The
Pentagon acknowledged for the first time that all detainees held by the U.S. military are covered by the protections of an article of the Geneva Conventions that bars inhumane treatment, according to a memo made public on Tuesday.
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"It is not really a reversal of policy," said White House spokesman Tony Snow. "Humane treatment has always been the standard, and that is something that they followed at Guantanamo."