Senior Advisor to Ambassador-at-Large
August 14, 2015, San Francisco, CA
The Geneva Conventions apply to armed conflicts between two countries, so al Qaeda members do not get Prisoner of War status. As non-POWs, al Qaeda members do not have combatant immunity so they are fully subject to applicable criminal law.
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