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True Flight

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Posted on 05-21-08 11:30 PM Link | Quote
Ban on Sex for Soldiers in Afghanistan Lifted ... Sort Of
Stars and Stripes | Drew Brown | May 15, 2008

JALALABAD, Afghanistan -- Single soldiers and civilians working for the U.S. military in Afghanistan can now have sex legally. Sort of.

A new order signed by Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser, commander of Combined Joint Task Force-101, has lifted a ban on sexual relations between unmarried men and women in the combat zone.

General Order No. 1 outlines a number of prohibited activities and standards of conduct for U.S. troops and civilians working for the military in Afghanistan. Previously, under the regulation, sexual relations and "intimate behavior" between men and women not married to each other were a strict no-no. The regulation also barred members of the opposite sex from going into each otherís living quarters unless they were married to each other.


But the latest version of General Order No. 1 for Afghanistan, which Schloesser signed April 19, eases those restrictions.

The new regulation warns that sex in a combat zone "can have an adverse impact on unit cohesion, morale, good order and discipline."

But sexual relations and physical intimacy between men and women not married to each other are no longer banned outright. Theyíre only "highly discouraged," and thatís as long as theyíre "not otherwise prohibited" by the Uniform Code of Military Justice, according to the new order.

Single men and women can now also visit each otherís living quarters, as long as everyone else who lives there agrees, and as long as visitors of the opposite sex remain in the open "and not behind closed doors, partitions or other isolated or segregated areas," according to the new regulation.

Unmarried men and women who are alone together in living quarters must leave the door open, according to the new policy.

Men and women "will not cohabit with, reside or sleep with members of the opposite gender in living spaces of any kind," unless they are married or if itís necessary for military reasons, the new policy states.

A cursory reading of the order would seem to suggest that unmarried men and women could have sex in their living quarters, as long as all other persons who live there agree, or if they left the door open, if they were otherwise alone. But thatís not the case, said Lt. Col. Rumi Nielson-Green, a spokeswoman for Regional Command East and Combined Joint Task Force-101.

"Sex in both scenarios Ö would be a chargeable offense under the UCMJ," Nielson-Green said, referring to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, in an e-mail to Stars and Stripes.

Nielson-Green said the policy change was "not significant on a practical level" since it simply aligns General Order No. 1 in Afghanistan with similar policies in the region. Neither U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, nor Multi-National Forces-Iraq bar sexual relations between unmarried men and women in their version of the order, she said.

"The expectation is that troops should behave professionally and responsibly at all times," Nielson-Green said, adding that while the new regulation does not condone sex, it "does recognize that such behaviors happen, and if they result in any chargeable offenses, then appropriate actions will be pursued."

"The bottom line is that the troops are responsible for their own behavior," Nielson-Green said. She declined to "speculate" on the conditions under which soldiers could engage in legal sexual behavior.

The UCMJ contains several provisions under which sexual relations are prohibited between men and women. For instance, married persons cannot engage legally in sex with anyone other than their spouse, or they can be prosecuted for adultery. Sexual relations between subordinates and higher-ranking personnel are prohibited within the same chain of command. Sexual relations between officers and enlisted personnel are generally prohibited as well. Homosexual relations are completely prohibited under the code.

Nielson-Green said the new policy does allow commanders to make the provision on sex more restrictive, as long as they have approval from the CJTF-101 commander.

In eastern Afghanistan, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which is nearing the end of its 15-month deployment, won approval to stick with the old policy that bans sexual relations between unmarried soldiers.

Maj. Will Helixon, the brigade judge advocate, said the issue was basically one of fairness.

"After weíve treated the soldiers this way for a year, itís not really right to change," said Helixon said. "Thatís the bottom line."

According to Helixonís staff, 28 soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade have been punished for having sex in Afghanistan or for violating the no-entry rule in the past year. Those punishments ranged from letters of reprimand to field-grade Article 15s.

At Forward Operating Base Fenty, near Jalalabad, the reaction of soldiers to the lifting of the sex ban was mixed. Some soldiers declined to comment. Others said they were married, so the change would not affect them. Some thought it simply create more problems. "I think itís a bad idea," said Pfc. Shane Inman, 30, of Fort Dodge, Iowa. "I think thereís going to be a lot more pregnancies going around. Not that there already isnít. But at least they wonít get in trouble for it."
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So this article came from Military.com

I can relate with this soldiers i know are now kicked out of my unit because they had sexual relations out in the combat zone. I am a firm believer in this rule. Even though it's already happening anyway, I force myself to turn my nose away from it. To now know it's be relieved... pisses me off.

Edit: changed because of security reasons... phew...


(Last edited by One Shot One Kill on 09-14-08 01:38 AM)
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Posted on 08-18-08 03:22 AM Link | Quote
No, Sex in the military should not be loud, or aloud for that matter. But I suppose it should be allowed. Forgive me for nitpicking.
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Posted on 09-11-08 12:28 AM Link | Quote
It is going to happen anyway, and it is natural, so why ban it?
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Posted on 09-11-08 03:12 AM Link | Quote
I agree with Elara, there really isn't any reason to ban it. It's going to happen whether or not they ban it.
I laughed at your 'nitpicking' Xeios.
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Posted on 09-11-08 03:55 AM Link | Quote
It's just another way for those people high up in office in our lovely America to make more money, not to mention make us lower/middle class folks feel like crap.

EDIT: Crap, my grammar is terrible as of late.


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Posted on 09-11-08 10:57 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Valhalla
It's just another way for those people high up in office in our lovely America to make more money, not to mention make us lower/middle class folks feel like crap.

How do soldiers not having sex make the government more money?

EDIT: Or make us feel like crap?


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Posted on 09-11-08 01:46 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Asmodai
How do soldiers not having sex make the government more money?

EDIT: Or make us feel like crap?

I'm not sure about the money, but it does make us feel like crap mostly because they CAN ban stupid things like this. I'm sure there is some money to be made though.
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Posted on 09-11-08 04:33 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Asmodai

How do soldiers not having sex make the government more money?

EDIT: Or make us feel like crap?


If they can ban Marijuana, they can ban anything.
True Flight

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Posted on 09-14-08 01:33 AM Link | Quote
okay... this isn't about banning mary jane.

Honestly... yes it will happen it's only natural. *coughs* But really though... it can take away from the mission at hand. There is a lot of rank structure in the home I call army... but it's easily broken by a three letter word... sex.

Sex in the ranks is really something that should be taken seriously valhalla. Yes it makes us feel like crap... but under Uniform Code of Military Justice. A 2nd Lieutenant can be stripped of his or her commission if he or she is caught sleeping with an enlisted personelle. It's called fratonization. *cough*

Besides in the army there are MANY MANY MANY MAAAAAAAANY stupid things under UCMJ. Like the only position a soldier is alowwed to perform is the missionary position. So don't think it's something cruel. It's all a matter of choosing to stay in a secret manner and not put your shit out on the table to the wrong people.


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Posted on 09-14-08 03:53 AM Link | Quote
Sounds like the people you know One shot, is that they blabber about their sex lives.

Disgusting.

Edit- damnit backspace, you are used to delete letters, not post the thread.

Anyways, I think so long as you keep your mouth shut, then you wont have a problem. The logic I am seeing is to make people stop talking about the soldiers peice of ass they got last night. Which I can highly support.


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Posted on 09-15-08 02:41 AM Link | Quote
I see your logic, One Shot, but to ban it? If anything, the soldiers should be able to make the right decision about the situation. The more "bans" that are made, the less that people would learn.

The only reason that it's such a big deal is because we make a big deal out of it. If only the US would realize that millions upon millions of people have sex every day and not make it so taboo, then the news wouldn't be so damned uppity when "So and so" sleeps with "Whatsherface".

But yes, if it shuts the soldiers up about what they did last night, then yes, I support this fully.
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Posted on 09-16-08 04:42 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Valhalla
I see your logic, One Shot, but to ban it? If anything, the soldiers should be able to make the right decision about the situation. The more "bans" that are made, the less that people would learn.


Since when did soldiers learn? They do as they're told... And sometimes they do it stupidly... =_=;
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Posted on 09-19-08 11:45 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by One Shot One Kill
Since when did soldiers learn? They do as they're told... And sometimes they do it stupidly... =_=;

I see your point.
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