Sunday, August 16, 2009

Women In Combat

Interesting article in NY Times about the increasing role of women in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Times:
"Despite longstanding fears about how the public would react to women coming home in coffins, Americans have responded to their deaths and injuries no differently than to those of male casualties, analysts say. That is a reflection of changing social mores but also a result of the growing number of women — more than 356,000 today — who serve in the armed forces, including the Reserves and the National Guard, 16 percent of the total."
This seems like an odd front for which to fight for equality, but finally women are equal to men in death at war. Sphere: Related Content

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