“The Pentagon outlined the new standards to the military in a 7 July memo.
The directive says all military detainees are entitled to humane treatment and to certain basic legal standards when they come to trial, as required by Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.
At least we got that whole basic human rights thing cleaned up policy-wise. It remains to be seen whether this directive will have any real effect on US treatment of prisoners (don’t hold your breath). But at least it’s a step in the right direction.