Thursday, June 19

Let that be your last battlefield
Ms. tackles the women in the military issue with an article by Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy (retired): Yer Mama Wears Combat Boots and We're Proud.

Kennedy writes, "Jobs open to women expanded dramatically after the Gulf War of 1991, and now women are essential in the all-voluntary military machine-- it could not function without them. They are barred only from units whose 'primary assignment' is ground combat." She does not argue that women should be let into the frontlines, rather that they are already present in the elusive "fronts" of modern warfare. It's an interesting look at where women in the military are now, and where they need to go before they will be truly integrated.

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