Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military

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Basic Books, 30 d’ag. 2006 - 411 pàgines
In 2004, Erin Solaro went to Iraq to study American servicewomen -- what they were doing, how well they were doing it, how they were faring in combat. In 2005, she went to Afghanistan on the same mission. Having spent time embedded with combat troops and conducting stateside interviews with numerous analysts and veterans, Solaro is convinced that the time to drop all remaining restrictions on women's full equality under arms is now. The Army, the country, the women of America -- and of the world -- need it.

Women in the Line of Fire details why this will not be an easy task. Although 15 percent of the military is female, the Army and Marines still resist acknowledging what is, in fact, already happening -- women are fighting, and fighting well. For the Religious Right and the cultural conservatives, women in combat is a hot-button issue in their campaign to "take back the culture." But for the young men and women on the lines, brought up in an America where equality between the sexes was never second guessed and where making up the rules as you go along comes with the territory, it's the new reality.

 

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INTRODUCTION
7
A KNIFE UNDER MY PILLOW
29
CHOOSING SIDES
53
THE LIONESSES OF IRAQ
75
AFGHANISTAN AND THE TRAGEDY OF BIOLOGY
105
PRETENDING TO INTEGRATE THE MILITARY
145
DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN
195
INDIVIDUALS BEING ALL THEY CAN AND MORE
239
A CHANGING INSTITUTION
291
CIVIC FEMINISM AND THE WARS OF THE 2IST CENTURY
339
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Pàgina 2 - Army really is a people's Army in the sense that it belongs to the American people, who take a jealous and proprietary interest in its involvement. When the Army is committed the American people are committed, when the American people lose their commitment it is futile to try to keep the Army committed.
Pàgina 2 - When the Army is committed the American people are committed, when the American people lose their commitment it is futile to try to keep the Army committed. In the final analysis, the American Army is not so much an arm of the Executive Branch as it is an arm of the American people. The Army, therefore, cannot be committed lightly.

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