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Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
By Rosemarie Skaine   

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ABC-CLIO/Greenwood

Category: War
Publisher: ABC-CLIO/Greenwood
Type: Non-Fiction
Pages: 319
ISBN: 1598844598
Copyright: January 31, 2011

This book is published with ABC-CLIO/Greenwood. It is also sold as an ebook. It is released. The Publisher submitted the following description to book sellers.

Book Description

Roughly 20 percent of today's U.S. military force are women. During the Persian Gulf War, 41,000 women were deployed to the Middle East, many of them exposed to enemy fire and possible capture. Yet nearly 20 years later, the controversy over whether—and in what capacity—female soldiers should be deployed continues. 

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Women have been excluded from combat roles for most of American history. During conflicts such as the American Civil War, a few women enlisted as men; in some cases, their identities as women were not discovered until after their deaths. Today, the nontraditional battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan have no clearly defined front lines, and many female soldiers have found themselves face-to-face with the enemy. Yet despite the realities of modern warfare, the subject of women serving in combat roles remains highly controversial.

 Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook examines the historical background, current dilemmas, and global context of this contentious issue. The author explores both sides of the argument, presenting information from leading sources and gleaned from personal interviews. Statistical data, primary source documents, a directory of organizations, and print and electronic resources offer additional insight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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