An enlisted woman whose tour was about to come to an end told me her story. She was being sent home because a man was caught in her living quarters. She insisted the man was legitimately in her room and contended there was no violation of General Order No. 1.
The order says: "Personnel are prohibited from entering the living space of the opposite sex, with the exception of personnel married to each other, unless for official military business. If entry is required for official military business, the door must remain open at all times."
The servicewoman was to be sent home the very next day, but she mentioned something surprising, a rumor she had heard.
"This year alone, they've had 55 pregnancies" of American servicewomen in Afghanistan. Pregnancy is incompatible with combat duty and a one-way ticket home. ...