Citations:enemy combatant

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Durably archived[edit]

Supportive of use to characterize certain detainees, but not more specific meaning[edit]

  • 2004 - Who needs Camp Delta?, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 2004-10-08
    Instead, it shipped them into a legal limbo -- the construct of convenience called "enemy combatant" -- under which it could do what it would with them without compunction or consequences for nearly three years.
  • 2004 - James Crisfield, Legal sufficiency review of Combatant Status Review Tribunal Review for detainee ISN ###, 2004-12-05, pages 5-6
    She based her decision on her conclusion that the Combatant Status Review Tribunals do not have the discretion to determine that a detainee should be classified as a prisoner of war—only whether the detainee satisfies the definition of "enemy combatant" as provided in references (a) and (b).
  • 2006 - Richard Ackland, Innocence ignored at Guantanamo, Sydney Morning Herald, 2006-02-24
    Here's an example of loose association: a Saudi held in Guantanamo was classified as an enemy combatant because he spent a couple of weeks at a Taliban bean farm. However, he says he was imprisoned on the farm because the Taliban thought he was a Saudi spy.
  • 2007 -- The new face of Guantanamo, The Spokesman-Review, 2007-12-10
    Besides, as Rumsfeld once explained, "Even in a case where an enemy combatant might be acquitted, the United States would be irresponsible not to continue to detain them until the conflict is over."
  • 2009 - Del Quentin Wilber, Peter Finn, U.S. Retires 'Enemy Combatant,' Keeps Broad Right to Detain, Washington Post, March 14, 2009
    The Obama administration yesterday jettisoned the Bush-era term "enemy combatant" but maintained a broad right to detain those who provide "substantial" assistance to al-Qaeda and its associates around the globe.

Undetermined status with respect to "durably archived" requirement[edit]

  • 2004 - Nyier Abdou, Guilty by detention, Al-Ahram, 2004-02-05
    By issuing a blanket declaration that all the detainees are not POWs, but rather "enemy combatants", Ellis suggests that the US is "trying to separate these rights and argue that they have no rights".
  • 2006 - William Fisher, "The Worst of the Worst", Scoop, 2006-05-02
    Nevertheless, all were categorized as "enemy combatants" with ties to the Taliban, al Qaeda, or other groups that support terrorism.
  • 2006 - Alfred W McCoy, The Outcast of Camp Echo: The Punishment of David Hicks, The Monthly, June 2006
    Starting only weeks after detainees arrived at Guantanamo, Michael Ratner fought the case on behalf of Hicks and two British detainees, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul, through lower courts, challenging President Bush’s right to hold these prisoners indefinitely as “enemy combatants” without civil or human rights: an argument that the Supreme Court would affirm, two years later, in a stinging rebuke to the president’s policy.
  • 2007 - Eli Clifton, Guantanamo Courts Hit Setback, Interpress News Service, 2007-06-05
    In both cases the prosecution tried to argue that the distinction between "enemy combatants" and "unlawful enemy combatants" was irrelevant based on Bush's 2002 memo in which he stated that Taliban and al Qaeda detainees did not qualify as prisoners of war under the Geneva Conventions, thereby all Taliban and al-Qaeda detainees were unlawful combatants.
  • 2009 - Terry Frieden, U.S. reverses policy, drops 'enemy combatant' term, CNN, 2009-03-13
    In a dramatic break with the Bush administration, the Justice Department on Friday announced it is doing away with the designation of "enemy combatant," which allowed the United States to hold suspected terrorists at length without criminal charges.
  • 2009 - Alex Koppelman, DOJ drops “enemy combatant” designation, Salon magazine, 2009-03-13
    While the new government has abandoned the term ‘Enemy Combatant,’ it appears on first reading that whatever they call those they claim the right to detain, they have adopted almost the same standard the Bush administration used to detain people without charge — with one change, the addition of the word ‘substantially’ before the word ‘supported.’

Not durably archived[edit]

Noun: United States military term for captured soldiers[edit]

Noun: United States term for captives 2001-10 -- 2009-03[edit]