Pentagon not counting pregnant soldiers in combat

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Pentagon not counting pregnant soldiers in combat
Washington Times |
"U.S. Central Command is not tracking the number of troops who must leave the Iraq war theater due to pregnancy, prompting military advocates to charge the Pentagon wants to keep secret what could be an embarrassing statistic... 'We're definitely not tracking it,' said a spokesman for U.S. Central Command, which runs the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... Elaine Donnelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, said she repeatedly asked the Pentagon to compile the statistics for the current war, but was rebuffed. She finally filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act in April... 'The answer I'm getting now is, "We have not captured that information." If that's true, it's irresponsible.'"


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