With the 1950 signing of the Geneva Convention, world powers sought to mitigate inhumanity in war by establishing standards of treatment for all parties in a conflict. Almost 50 years later, the United States claims that Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic has violated the convention with the capture and trial of three Army infantrymen.

But since the treaty countenances POW trials, what are the grounds for U.S. objections?

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