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    Please help explaining why members of the Taliban are covered by the Geneva Convention while members of Al Qaeda are not. Can you include the four criteria set out by the Convention to define irregular militias, also provide references.

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    The main reason is because of s statement that President Bush made on 2/7/2002- President Bush said that the United States would regard the Geneva Conventions as applying to Taliban detainees under U.S. control -- but not Al Qaeda detainees.

    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said today the United States would continue to treat all detainees humanely and in accordance with standards set by the Geneva Conventions.

    Bush's decision does not materially change the way all detainees will be treated by the United States nor does it confer prisoner of war status on Taliban members. U.S. officials will continue to call both Taliban and Al Qaeda members ...

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    The solution discusses why members of the Taliban are covered by the Geneva Convention while members of Al Qaedo are not. Four criteria set out by the convention to define irregular militias are provided.

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