Military To Reprimand ~ Certain War Zone Pregnancies!

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It was reported that one Commander in the Iraq theater intends to strenuously enforce military code which prohibits soldiers from becoming pregnant while in a combat zone.

  • When either a male or a female join the military service they vow to uphold Corps First and the Mission. 


Pregnancy severely impacts the continuity of the strength of the force.  It removes trained and valuable components from the field of battle and leaves the unit short staffed.

  • This is not an issue which discriminates upon women.  If a woman chooses the Military for her career, and is deployed to a war zone, it is her responsibility to honor all military code.  Calling this a discriminatory issue is asinine.


Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo, Commander of the Multi-National Division-North in Iraq has generated standing orders for soldier’s under his command; General Order 1, bans female soldiers from getting pregnant. But the order doesn’t just hold women accountable, male soldiers fall under the same guidance and responsibility.

  • An act of indiscretion could put lives in jeopardy.  A woman who is pregnant may or may not be able to execute her job efficiently. The result could be disastrous for other soldiers.  Currently women are serving as helicopter pilots, medics, radar technicians, intelligence and other vital support positions. 


If women want to be equal to men they need to accept the fact they are there to do a job and act accordingly. 

  • They are not there under normal life circumstances.  Every man who ever served in war made sacrifices.  Sometimes those sacrifices were to endure inhuman conditions. Abstaining from sex while in a war zone is not exactly cruel and unusual punishment.

 
The battle field is not a place for romance or deep emotional entanglements.  The distractions are dangerous and often cloud good judgment.  Failure to use your head can cost innocent lives. 

  • Long term birth control products are available for those who simply cannot abstain from sexual encounters.  For the good of the service, any women who engages in consequential sex should be willing to take those precautions.



Cucolo defended the rules, which took effect for his 22,000 soldiers when he took over in northern Iraq in November, as necessary to retain combat power as U.S. forces prepare to withdraw from Iraq by the end of 2011.

 

  • This is not currently a blanket enforcement imposed on all troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.  At present it only affects 22,000 troops.  The Navy is also looking at a similar policy should women be allowed to serve on nuclear submarines.

Cucolo's command includes some of the most dangerous areas of Iraq, where ethnic and sectarian rivalries have fueled an ongoing insurgency.

  • The soldiers will not face a general court, but there are several reprimand options that command has at its disposal and for some, it will be permanently entered into their service records.



The military is no place for "powder puffs".  Either adhere to the code of conduct or get out!

 

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Rainmaker
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Randy Landis
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As a 20 year veteran, I could not agree more.  Pregnancy, not as an act of indiscretion, but with intent to circumvent orders is court martial worthy. I commend the decision to get tough! 

Dec 23, 2009 12:45 AM #1
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Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret
United Real Estate (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com - Prince William, VA
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I absolutely agree with you on this one!  Not only is it a disgrace but shameful.

Dec 23, 2009 12:45 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Kevin Robinson
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Bonnie- Anyone who has military experience will understand this rule for what it is. The military is not a social experiment. Tana summed it up really well in her blog about women being strong. The women who proudly serve in our armed forces are strong and will do their job. Great post.

Dec 23, 2009 12:50 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Randy,  thank you for your comment.  I fully support equality.  I entered a male dominated field in the 1970's.  Not only did I have to play by their rules - I had to be better to survive.

The military is not for the feint at heart.  Either abide by the rules or leave.

Dec 23, 2009 01:12 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Cheryl,  I am all for women doing the job of a man.  I did it for more than 20 years.  I am not in favor of women who use sexuality as an excuse for poor performance.

This is a war.  You put others at risk.  This is not the Dating Game.  You are there to do a job at extreme personal sacrifice.

thank you for agreeing with me.

Dec 23, 2009 01:14 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Kevin,  From what I understand it only applies to a few personnel at present.  That surprises me.  It should be service wide.

If you cannot abide by your oath - you should not be there. Simple.  No whining - this is war.

Dec 23, 2009 01:16 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Hugh Krone
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Bonnie,

Such a different viewpoint than another post i read on the same subject. It sounds so different coming from someone who does not hate this country.

Dec 23, 2009 05:47 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Hugh,  Others edit the news to put their slant on it. You can't trust what they write. I report what is factual.  I have no agenda, nor do I need to manufacture sensational headlines to get comments.

Dec 23, 2009 07:24 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Broker Nick
South Florida Real Estate & Development, Inc. - Coconut Creek, FL
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Women and men are treated the same way in the military. No sex between soldiers, men or women.

Dec 23, 2009 08:03 AM #10
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Gene & Kim Quinney
Northwest Equity Home Sales - Tacoma, WA

Boy that was hard hitting---and spot on! Agreed.

Gene

Dec 23, 2009 08:04 AM #11
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Cheryl Thomson REALTOR Army Ret
United Real Estate (703.216.5635) cheryltee47@gmail.com - Prince William, VA
Associate Broker in Northern Virginia

I served too for over 20 yrs, so we are on the same page with this.  I mean really to find the time to engage is just unbelieveable!

Dec 23, 2009 10:46 AM #12
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Nick,  absolutely.  It is a commitment.

Dec 23, 2009 02:19 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Gene,  Thank you.  It needs to be looked at for what it is.  Not the way some would like to spin it.

Dec 23, 2009 02:20 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Cheryl and Randy, thank you both for your service.  You can appreciate what it means to have regulations equal for everyone.

Merry Christmas

Dec 23, 2009 02:21 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Yolanda Hoversten
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Elite Properties - O'Fallon, IL
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Bonnie - many fail to realize that ours is an all volunteer military.  People of all walks of life, men and women, can sign up and be admitted if they qualify.  But there are rules and regulations that members have to adhere to, not choose arbitrarily what they will follow. 

What I'd like to see is to follow through with whatever punishment is prescribed.  If not, then that's special treatment which is inconsistent with equality.  Love it when the libs show themselves for what they really are--they just want to be treated special, rules don't apply to them.

But it's Christmas eve, the world is a better place because of Him.  Merry Christmas to you and yours, Bonnie!  0;)

Dec 24, 2009 04:42 AM #16
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Yolanda,  some people think rules are made to be flaunted.  Pregnancy is preventable.  The punishment for failing to prevent a violation of the rules should be metered out accordingly.  There is no such thing as special treatment in the military.

Merry Christmas Yolanda

Dec 24, 2009 05:49 AM #17
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Cheri Smith
Prudential Gary Greene, Cypress TX - Cypress, TX
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Having been a military spouse for several years I can say that I saw women acting like whores. Sorry but they were. Not all did but several acted like the only girl on a small island and they went from guy to guy. Some were even married but stationed away from their husbands and still slept around. I think this is a good rule myself. They supposedly joined the military to fight for their country not to be camp followers. They should ALL start acting like it.

Dec 30, 2009 09:47 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Bonnie Vaughan
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Cheri,  I certainly agree with you.  If you are going to sleep around - don't get pregnant.

Dec 30, 2009 03:46 PM #19
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