A military captive of the United States with no freedoms, rights or privileges. The nomenclature derived from a series of controversial acts passed by the Bush Administration (in particularly the Patriot Act), under which such "enemy combatants" are neither accused criminals with Constitutional Rights, nor War Prisoners subject to Geneva Conventions.
No, he does not have a right to a lawyer or a speedy trial. He does not have the right not be tortured either. He's an Enemy Combatant, not a POW or accused criminal.
by Elvarg November 20, 2004