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Women in combat : a reference handbook

Author: Rosemarie Skaine
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2011.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemarie Skaine
ISBN: 9781598844597 1598844598 9781598844603 1598844601
OCLC Number: 666573563
Description: xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Background and history. The link between the history of the definition of combat and the controversy --
Legal definition of combat : The status of women is affected by policy ; Evolution of the law ; Legal definition of direct ground combat through policy ; The role and influence of Congress --
History, combat, and culture --
History and women in combat : United States history --
Change --
References --
2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. Problems : Policy ; Issues that present challenges to women --
Controversies surrounding women in combat and in the military : Women in direct ground combat ; Physical abilities ; Exposure to danger ; Women's effect on unit cohesion ; Women's effect on readiness ; The issue of equality ; The issue of motherhood ; Women in combat and societal expectations ; Religious conviction and women in combat --
Solutions : Facsimile to reinstating the risk rule ; All-female platoons ; Eliminate policy prohibitions and establish gender-neutral performance-based requirements ; References --
3. Worldwide perspective. Women as combatants in state-based military : International framework ; Incidence ; Examples of military roles in some countries ; Progress toward gender equality in women in combat roles ; Selected countries allowing women in occupations flying aircraft or aboard combat ships --
Women as combatants in nonstate-based revolutionary and guerilla military : Afghanistan and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan ; Female suicide bombers --
References --
4. Chronology --
5. Biographical sketches. Specialist Veronica Alfaro, U.S. Army --
Colonel Ruby Bradley, U.S. Army --
Specialist Monica L. Brown, U.S. Army --
Major Kim Campbell, U.S. Air Force --
Colonel Eileen M. Collins, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) and former NASA astronaut --
Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, Ph. D., M.D., U.S. Army --
Lieutenant Mary (Missy) L. Cummings, U.S. Navy --
Elaine Donnelly --
Major L. Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Army --
General Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army --
Sergeant Theresa Lynn Flannery, U.S. Army --
Captain Dawn Halfaker, U.S. Army (Ret.) --
Colonel Kelly Hamilton, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) --
Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, U.S. Army --
Major General Jeanne M Holm, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) --
Captain Kathleen Christine Horner, U.S. Marine Corps --
Rear Admiral Michelle Howard, U.S. Navy --
Lieutenant Kara Hultgreen, U.S. Navy --
Specialist Shoshana Johnson, U.S. Army (Ret.) --
First Lieutenant Cheryl Lamoureux, U.S. Air Force --
Dr. Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary --
Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner, U.S. Navy (Ret.) --
Sergeant April Pashley, U.S. Army Reserves --
Major Lillian Pfluke, U.S. Army (Ret.) --
Private Lori Piestewa, U.S. Army --
Command Sergeant Major Cynthia A. Pritchett, U.S. Army --
Phyllis Schlafly --
Corporal Ramona M. Valdez, U.S. Marine Corps --
Brigadier General Wilma L. Vaught, USAF (Ret.) --
Lieutenant (Lt.) Kendra Williams, U.S. Navy --
Captain Elizabeth (Betsy) G. Wylie, U.S. Navy (Ret.). 6. Data and documents. Data overview of the women in the military --
Documents and testimony overview : Combat Exclusion Law, Air Force, Title 10 Armed Forces (USC), Subt. C, 8549 (1976); Repealed 1991 ; Combat Exclusion Law, Navy and Marine Corps, Title 10 Armed Forces (USC), Subt. C, 6015 (1956): Repealed 1993 ; The Secretary of the Army, U.S. Code. Title 10 Subtitle B, Part I 3013(g) ; Army Direct Combat Probability Coding (DCPC) System, 1992 --
Army policy for the assignment of female soldiers, 1992 (Major Relevant Parts) ; DoD Assignment Policy, 2010: Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, 1994 (Rescinding 1988 Risk Rule) --
Soldier's creed : U.S. Constitution, Articles I: The Legislative Branch and Article II: The Executive Branch (Article I, Section 8 to Article II, Section 2) --
Excerpt from Elaine Donnelly's Congressional Testimony, 1993 ; Profile of a soldier ; Policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces: Federal Law Pub. L. 103-160 (10 U.S.C. 654). U.S. House Repealed May 27, 2010 to take effect December 1, 2010 --
7. Directory of organizations. Government organizations --
NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) --
8. Resources. Print resources : Books ; Articles, journals, and journal articles ; Hearings and reports ; Legal cases ; Papers, proceedings, and memoranda ; Theses and dissertations --
Nonprint resources : Bibliographies ; Databases ; DVDs/videotapes ; Films/multimedia ; Internet sites.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Rosemarie Skaine.

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