U.S. Soldiers In Afghanistan Under Fire For Gay Craigslist Hookups
Aw c'mon, let's let our boys (and girls) overseas have their fun!
U.S. soldiers stationed in Afghanistan are using that tried and true staple of gay hook up culture, Craigslist, to score some action while deployed. We say more power to them, but unfortunately sex among non-married soldiers in a combat zone is a no-no.
U.S. soldiers deployed to Afghanistan are using Craigslist to meet and have sex with each other on bases across the war-torn country, leading to concerns about a breakdown in discipline overseas.
Military commanders have forbade any service members who are not married to each other from having sex while deployed to the combat zone. As a result, each of the covert meetings is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
The vast majority of the posts on Craigslist involve male soldiers seeking sex with other men - a practice that could have resulted in the discharge of both parities from the military under Don't Ask Don't Tell, which barred gays in the armed forces.
Apparently military commanders aren't just looking the other way. The Daily Mail explains that "A U.S. Marine lance corporal who was caught and arrested after making an illicit meeting with a male undercover Naval Criminal Investigation Service officer, told the Marine Corps Times that he was busted down to private first class, gave up $1,600 in pay and got 45 days of extra duties and 45 days of restrictions.
The soldiers and civilians in Afghanistan use the Iraq Craigslist page (Ed. note--probably NSFW)- a holdover from a time when hundreds of thousands of Americans were stationed throughout Iraq."
So they're basically setting up sting operations for these guys??
They're deployed for many months at a time. As long as they're not hurting anyone and they're doing their jobs correctly (showing up on time, working effectively, etc.), what's the harm in these soldiers having a little fun with each other??