Enemy political activists and US civilian political activists. If you put this document into context of "enemy political activists" this sort of thing is nothing new. Our enemies do it to our POW's and we do it to theirs. If you have a group of enemies you try your best to make them docile so they can be handled easily. You also use them for propaganda which is most likely what the PSYOP stuff is about. Get them to say they are wrong to attack America on video and upload it to YouTube - and the results are that you change the enemies minds. Not that I think that really would work. But the context of this document is really the important thing. Because if you don't understand what the assumed threat is, you assume it's yourself. Here's the grounds for becoming detained. Notice there is no political reference here. The document also shows how civilians are treated separately from the enemy (EPWs)...
1-10. A CI is a civilian who is interned during armed conflict, occupation, or other military operation for
security reasons, for protection, or because he or she committed an offense against the detaining power. (JP
3-63) CIs, unless they have committed acts for which they are considered unlawful combatants, generally
qualify for protected status according to the GC, which also establishes procedures that must be observed
when depriving such civilians of their liberty. CIs are to be accommodated separately from EPWs and
persons deprived of liberty for any other reason."
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