A valid debate exists over the rights of prisoners of war, detained personnel or enemy combatants. The same question seems to be continuously being asked, do these individuals have civil rights? During the War on Terrorism, the right of Habeas Corpus has been greatly debated. Do such individuals that participate in heinous acts against our government deserve to have rights or do their actions automatically causes them to lose their rights. According to certain laws, Habeas Corpus was not extended to detainees and therefore it was revoked. As an American Citizen and an American Soldier, I feel that detainees who perform any terrorist against American citizens or an American soil should forfeit their rights to Habeas Corpus. These ‘Third Country Nationals “ should not be allowed to have the same rights as Americans, specially, if it can potentially have an adverse effect on the efforts against the War on Terrorism.
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