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May 15,2008: The U.S. Army in Afghanistan has removed the prohibition on sex between male and female soldiers. Since the 1990s, the army has been big on clean living (or whatever you want to call it) in combat zones. No booze, no sex and not cavorting (you know what that means) with the locals. But with about fifteen percent of the troops in combat zones being female, and most of them young and single, things happened. Some couples got caught. Commanders got tired of having to punish (usually with an Article 15, which is just short of a court martial) troops for "unauthorized fornication." So now it is, if not authorized, not likely to get you punished. Y'all have a nice time now.

 


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