Between January 2006 and December 2013 99 servicewomen sent home
Military rules ban mothers-to-be from serving in a war zone
16 women were removed from Afghanistan in 2013 due to pregnancy
In September 2012 Lynette Pearce gave birth at Camp Bastion
According to figures released by the Ministry Of Defence, 16 women were removed from Afghanistan in 2013 due to pregnancy, while 18 were sent home in 2011.
The women were flown back on flights usually reserved for injured troops, meaning the true figure could be higher if other female soldiers came home via routine flights, according to The Sun. Continue reading
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Generals forced to retire for Afghan breach
Have two more fallen from the U.S. Military purge tree? This comes just days after the second-in-command of the US nuclear arsenal was suspended, pending investigation for ‘gambling’. Although this is a major breach and lives were unfortunately lost, consider the following:
Did the leadership at Fort Hood or the Navy base in D.C. get canned for those breaches?
What about the other insider attacks lately on soldiers from the foreign soldiers the U.S. armed forces trains?
What about the previous attacks on U.S. Military bases from the outside by terrorist groups throughout the last decade?
Maybe it is the case, maybe it’s not.
WASHINGTON — In a rare move, the top Marine on Monday forced two generals into retirement after concluding they should be held to account for failing to secure a base in Afghanistan against a Taliban attack that killed two Marines.
Gen. James Amos, the commandant of the Marine Corps, said in announcing his decision that Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus and Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant “did not take adequate force protection measures” at Camp Bastion, a sprawling British-run airfield in southwestern Afghanistan that was the Taliban target. Continue reading