Army removes 588 troops from sensitive jobs

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2013 pool-file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with U.S. troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the US the White House said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool-File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army removed 588 soldiers from sensitive jobs such as sexual assault counselors and recruiters after finding they had committed infractions such as sexual assault, child abuse and drunken driving, officials said Wednesday.

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