There was a time when those fanatic killers held at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) were labeled as captured terrorists... After all they weren't uniformed POW's.
As political correctness set in -- these fellers were relabeled unlawful combatants. Well now, that seemed to identify them.
But I see now that they have once again been given a new identity...... they are now, "unprivileged enemy belligerents".
If you choose to follow this yellow brick road - you'll have to wade thru Joint Publication 3-13 on Detainee Operations.. good luck!
(Thanx and a tip O' the Stetson to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air)