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US general: No court-martial for pregnant soldiers

BAGHDAD. - A U.S. general in Iraq says he would not court-martial a soldier who becomes pregnant even though it is an offense under a policy that he created.
     
Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo also said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday that he would not want to jail a soldier over the issue.
     
In a policy outlined last month, Cucolo said pregnancy was in the list of offenses that could be dealt with by court-martial because a pregnant soldier who goes home weakens the unit.
     
Cucolo oversees forces in northern Iraq, which includes the cities of Kirkuk, Tikrit and Mosul.

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