Risks of Redefining Conventions on POW Treatment The White House and the U.S. Senate are likely to compromise on President Bush's proposal to more closely define Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, which spells out rules for how prisoners of war should be treated. The president last week said the guidelines are too vague, but opponents say redefining the rules would set a bad precedent.
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Risks of Redefining Conventions on POW Treatment

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Risks of Redefining Conventions on POW Treatment

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The White House and the U.S. Senate are likely to compromise over President Bush's proposal to more closely define Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions, which spells out rules for how prisoners of war should be treated. The president last week said the guidelines are too vague, but opponents say re-defining the rules would set a bad precedent.

Slate legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick talks with Madeleine Brand about what standards are set out by Article 3.