All is fair in Love and War? No Necessarily So…

The General in charge of U.S. forces in the northern regions of Iraq has released a directive (on November 4th) that will subject any woman who gets pregnant while in country and the soldier who is responsible for that state to courts-martial…

Why? Because he doesn’t want to lose troops under his command! That is a sound reason for punishing soldiers in a selected area of a battle zone, isn’t it?

Let’s hear what you think…


U.S. soldiers in Iraq could face courts-martial for getting pregnant – 

imageA new order from the general in charge of northern Iraq makes getting pregnant or impregnating a fellow soldier an offense punishable by court-martial.

The directive, part of a larger order restricting the behavior of the 22,000 soldiers under Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo’s command, is meant to prevent losing soldiers at a time when troop strength is stretched thin, Cucolo explained in a statement sent to the troops under his command and provided to CNN.

"I need every soldier I’ve got, especially since we are facing a drawdown of forces during our mission," Cucolo wrote. "Anyone who leaves this fight earlier than the expected 12-month deployment creates a burden on their teammates. Anyone who leaves this fight early because they made a personal choice that changed their medical status — or contributes to doing that to another — is not in keeping with a key element of our ethos."