Prisoner of War

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A Prisoner of War (POW) is a soldier captured by an enemy military force during the course of war, and held as a prisoner, often for the purposes of interrogation or for a trade in prisoners.[1]

International agreements have attempted to prohibit mistreatment of POWs, but have been met with limited success due to lack of treaty ratification, paramilitary forces, and lack of treaty compliance.

References

  1. Lewis, George C. and Mewha, John , History of prisoner of war utilization by the United States Army, 1776-1945; Dept. of the Army, 1955.