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View Diary: Defense Department Backs Indefinite Preventive Detention of ACQUITTED Detainees (115 comments)

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  •  The same "point" as the Nuremberg (0+ / 0-)

    trials,  and many other trials held during and after WWII:  some of the people being held were merely "combatants",  but some had also been accused of crimes.  The German soldiers who were charged with,  e.g.,  looting,  raping/murdering civilians,  etc.,  but were acquitted were returned to POW confinement and released after the war.  The ones who were convicted were punished.

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