Pentagon Investigating Military Members’ Conduct During Trump’s Asia Trip:

Pentagon Investigating Military Members’ Conduct During Trump’s Asia Trip:

President Trump this month in Beijing. CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is investigating whether three service members assigned to the White House broke curfew and had improper contact with foreign women while traveling this month with President Trump in Asia, Defense Department officials said Tuesday.

The three service members, all assigned to the White House Communications Agency as part of a military unit that sets up secure communications for the president, have been reassigned pending the investigation, the officials said.

The allegations of improper contact were first reported by The Washington Post.

Laura Seal, a Pentagon spokeswoman, confirmed the investigation.

The communications agency serves as a unit dedicated to providing both routine and emergency communications for the president, wherever he may be.

The allegations come three months after four service members from the same agency were accused of consorting with foreign women after-hours in a secure area in Panama, as they prepared for a visit there by Vice President Mike Pence. Those service members were flown home before Mr. Pence arrived.

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