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US Troops in Northern Iraq Can’t Get Pregnant – Nor Get Someone Pregnant

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In the troops currently stationed at northern Iraq, a new order was issued and that is, a soldier who gets pregnant and a soldier who makes another soldier pregnant are up for some military disciplinary actions – but not to the point of getting court-martialed.

Major General Anthony Cuculo has issued the order for his command which covers the areas of Balad, Kirkuk, Tikrit, Mosul and Samarra. It is in effect for Cuculo’s command only.

The general said that he wants all of his forces to be always present and any cause that would make a soldier be redeployed or a soldier making another soldier to be redeployed should be given reprimands in their local files. This means it will not effect any future promotions.

A soldier getting pregnant and a solder impregnating another soldier falls under the category described in the order.

Four women and three men have fallen victims under these orders. The fourth woman refused to name the father of her child. One of the men however got a more severe punishment and a reprimand in his permanent file (affecting any future promotion) as he had a relationship with a subordinate and that he is actually married.

The Pentagon says that a commander can impose such rules to his command.