Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pregnant soldiers could face court-martial

WASHINGTON. DC - 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. Division commanders like Cucolo have the authority to impose these type of restrictions to personnel operating under their command. ----...More