Not too long ago, a decision was made regarding the matter of selling adult reading material at military PX/BX facilities (Post Exchange/Base Exchange) such that it would no longer be made available. Part of the logic involved the usual argument about pornography, another part alluded to a higher standard of morality for soldiers and yet another portrayed the material as contributing to criminal acts of sexual violence between soldiers. The first part of the measure required AAFES (Army Air Force Exchange Service) to move publications like FHM and Maxim into the adult material section, having their covers hidden behind a high divider. The next initiative will remove all these magazines from the shelves completely. Already, the soldiers stationed abroad and deployed in combat zones have begun protesting the action, arguing it will harm morale. "It’s bad enough we are down there to begin with. Taking that away would be like a knife in the chest. I’m not saying I’m depending on Maxim to keep me alive over there, but it helps."
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