Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Body, My Choice: Not in the US Army!

Something tells me that Mr Dvorak doesn't approve of Gen Cucolo's decision here.

However, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) still lists adultery as a crime (Article 134). The biggest problem is that this part of article isn't enforced. I'm glad to see someone saying they will enforce it. I hope he follows through.

My Body, My Choice: Not in the US Army!: "

Google / Associated Press:

A U.S. Army general in northern Iraq has added pregnancy to the list of reasons a soldier under his command could be court-martialed.

The new policy, outlined last month by Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo and released Friday by the Army, would apply to both female soldiers who become pregnant on the battlefield and the male soldiers who impregnate them.

Civilians reporting to Cucolo also could face criminal prosecution under the new guidelines.

Cucolo’s order outlines some 20 barred activities. Most of them are aimed at keeping order and preventing criminal activity, such as selling a weapon or taking drugs.

But other restrictions seemed aimed at preventing soldiers from leaving their unit short-handed, including becoming pregnant or undergoing elective surgery that would prevent their deployment.

Under Cucolo’s order, troops also are prohibited from “sexual contact of any kind” with Iraqi nationals. And, they cannot spend the night with a member of the opposite sex, unless married or expressly permitted to do so.