Executive Order 13440: Interpretation of the Geneva Conventions Common Article 3 as Applied to a Program of Detention and Interrogation Operated by the Central Intelligence Agency [open Unknown - 102KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13440: Interpretation of the Geneva Conventions Common Article 3 as Applied to a Program of detention and Interrogation Operated by the Central Intelligence Agency
"The United States is engaged in an armed conflict with al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces. Members of al Qaeda were responsible for the attacks on the United States of September 11, 2001, and for many other terrorist attacks, including against the United States, its personnel, and its allies throughout the world. These forces continue to fight the United States and its allies in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, and they continue to plan additional acts of terror throughout the world. On February 7, 2002, I determined for the United States that members of al Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces are unlawful enemy combatants who are not entitled to the protections that the Third Geneva Convention provides to prisoners of war. I hereby reaffirm that determination."
Executive Order 13440; E.O. 13440
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index/html
Federal Register (July 24, 2007), v.72 no.141, p.40707-40709