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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.
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.
"Defining combat is basic to understanding what drives the controversy. In the 1990s, change took place in two types of combat: allowing women to fly aircraft and to be assigned to ships at sea. In ground combat, the third aspect of combat, policy, not law states women are not to be assigned. Despite the policy, women serve in ground combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. On what basis do women serve in ground combat? Are women permitted to defend themselves, but not to engage the enemy? In the type of wars the United States is involved in today where there is no front line, is it possible to not attack the enemy? When women are placed in combat, how is it justified?"
..."A sober, clearly and thoughtfully written reference, Women in Combat is highly recommended especially for public and college library military shelves." (March 11, 2011) Complete review on Amazon.com.
Reference \ Social & Behavioral Sciences section of CHOICE, August 2011. They state, “Overall, this work is a nicely arranged, easy-to-use introduction to the topic.” Recommended for: Lower- and upper-level undergraduates and general readers. Reviewed by B. P. Tolppanen, Eastern Illinois University.
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"The thoroughness of this work, and the impressive list of references concluding each chapter, indicates the enormous amount of research that went into it. ... Researchers will appreciate the lengthy annotated list of print and non-print resources, definitive glossary, and extensive index. While background knowledge is essential to the use and understanding of this title, it will be a useful additional resource." By Eldon Younce, Anthony Public Library, KS
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