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The US Army general in northern Iraq has added pregnancy to the list of behavior which could lead to a court martial while serving under his command. “The new policy would apply to both female soldiers who become pregnant on the battlefield and the male soldiers who impregnate them. Civilians reporting to Gen Anthony Cucolo also could face criminal prosecution under the new guidelines. George Wright, an army spokesman, said the service typically sends home from the battlefield soldiers who become pregnant, but it is not army policy to punish them under the military's legal code. However, division commanders like Gen Cucolo have the authority to impose these type of restrictions to personnel operating under their command, he explained. Gen Cucolo oversees forces in northern Iraq, an area that includes the cities of Kirkuk, Tikrit and Mosul. His Nov 4 order was first reported by the military newspaper Stars and Stripes.”
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