Triple suicide at Guantanamo camp
The officials are calling the suicide of three jailed inmates (who have no access to the law) an "act of warfare." I guess anything enemy combatants do is an act of warfare, even though they were in detention. At least they are going "to treat the bodies humanely and with cultural sensitivity," whatever that means.
I was thinking that one of the ways to deter terrorists is to not treat their bodies humanely and cremate them if they're supposed to be buried or turn their bodies into compost or something like that. It's not like they allow their victims humane treatment and cultural sensitivity, and just maybe, if we do something to their bodies that we're not supposed to, maybe they will be scared of not attaining the afterlife that they so strive for.
The flip side of this approach is it does not, to use a cliche, win the hearts and minds of the terrorist-supporting population. A real-world example comes from the Kargil war of 1999. The Pakistani army sent in ill-trained troops and officers dressed as civilians (track suits / shalwar kameez) to occupy disputed Indian territory high in the mountains. India responded (once they figured out who they were up against based on radio intercepts / intelligence) by sending in the Air Force. There were lots of Pakistani dead who were dumped in their villages in the clothes that they died in in the dead of night. I don't think that's humanely treating the dead by any measure. What is more, they refused to take back their dead who wound up with the Indian Army, denying that they were Pakistani army personnel. The Indian Army gave them a burial according to their religious traditions. Due to the power of the information age, the Pakistani villagers who had supplied their kids to the war realised that the 'enemy' was treating their relatives better than the army that they had fought for.
Giving these guys/girls a decent burial despite their intent to destroy our way of life is a plus for us overall. Eventually it will build bridges and humanise us to those who would rather see us as objects only worthy of destruction. Maybe. Or maybe we have to do it to ensure that we don't hate all people related to people who bring war and death and destruction to us.