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Women in combat : a reference handbook

Author: Rosemarie Skaine
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2011.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
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This handbook provides a straightforward account of how women have served in combat roles and explains the ongoing controversy surrounding efforts to legalize combat assignments for female service members.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Skaine, Rosemarie.
Women in combat.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011
(DLC) 2010039859
(OCoLC)666573563
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemarie Skaine
ISBN: 9781598844603 1598844601 9781849729338 1849729336
OCLC Number: 755871121
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 319 p.) : ill.
Contents: List of tables and figures --
Preface --
1: Background And History --
Link between the History of the Definition of Combat and the controversy --
Legal definition of combat --
Status of women is affected by policy --
Evolution of the law --
Legal definition of direct ground combat through policy --
Role and influence of congress --
History, combat, and culture --
History and women in combat --
United States history --
Change --
References --
Chapter 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 --
Issue of equality --
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, PhD, MD, 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 --
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 --
Glossary --
Index.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: Rosemarie Skaine.

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