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Women in Combat

27 Candid Concerns From Special Forces Troops About Women In Combat

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women

A recent survey released by the Pentagon just proved how deep misogyny runs in the U.S. Special Operations Forces. The research, conducted by Rand Nat...

Elite Combat Troops Deeply Troubled By PMS

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 12.15.2015 | Women

Apparently, some of America's best and brightest are super duper scared of that "time of the month," among other terrifying lady attributes.&nbs...

Women Can Now Serve in All Combat Roles. They Should Register For the Draft, Too.

Pavan V. Parikh | Posted 12.04.2015 | Politics
Pavan V. Parikh

Any future decision to go to war must at least consider invocation of the draft, and that discussion will be fundamentally changed by considering unwillingly sending not just our sons but our daughters into harm's way.

Obama Praises 'Historic Step Forward' Of Allowing Women In All Combat Roles

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

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Women In Combat

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.05.2015 | Women
Stacy Bare

Now that we've had three women graduate from Ranger School and are leading up to Veterans Day, I wanted to dig deeper into the issue of women in combat and the United States Military.

Maggie Greene Will Be Just Fine... I Hope

Mindi Westhoff | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Mindi Westhoff

Viewers can discuss ad nauseam Maggie's transition from doting daughter to zombie huntress, but fighting Walkers is par for the course in this world. This is a woman who has been attacked, kidnapped, held hostage and threatened with rape, and she fights her human attackers relentlessly.

Academy Graduates: Open Combat Roles to Women

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton

Sixty graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis recently signed this letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, in response to the Marine Corps's requests to keep some of their units closed to women.

A Few Good Women

Donna McAleer | Posted 09.22.2015 | Women
Donna McAleer

With Secretary Panetta's decision, the law has now caught up to reality. The exclusion policy didn't keep women out of combat. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan demonstrated this self-evident truth: bullets, bombs, RPGs and IEDs know no gender.

A Marine Admits: Today, Rangers Lead The Way!

Nathan Fletcher | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics
Nathan Fletcher

It is clear that when given the opportunity, the most qualified women can perform on par or better than men. I am proud to say today that these two women earned my eternal respect and full acknowledgement that "Rangers Lead the Way."

Rousey v. Correia and the Science of Female Combat

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama | Posted 07.30.2015 | Science
Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

The admission of women to the UFC presents us with a fascinating natural experiment. Due to the well-documented greater tendency of males to engage in physical aggression, researchers have not thought to test for ability to assess the fighting formidability of women.

Women Outperform Men on Day One of Ranger School

Charles Clymer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Women
Charles Clymer

Critics have long alleged that few women could make it past the first day, let alone the rest of the course. So, what happened?

Donté Stallworth

Female World War II Veteran Continues Breaking Barriers Well Into Her 90s

HuffingtonPost.com | Donté Stallworth | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When 96-year-old Ruth Dunlap arrived at the airport last year for a flight to Washington, D.C., she was notified that she would be the o...

10 Leadership Lessons from a Combat Logistician

Scott DiMarco | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Scott DiMarco

Where ever you work: be it in an office, a factory, in sales, or even a library, we all were the new person at some point in our career. Weathering out a tough situation is never a comfortable proposition, but it is part of the human condition.

D-Day: 150,000 Men -- and One Woman

Martha Burk | Posted 08.05.2014 | Women
Martha Burk

Martha Gellhorn was the first woman -- landing upfront, and the only female journalist with a brilliant first-hand story of the invasion.

Military Moms of the Civil War

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 07.07.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

I was shocked when I learned that during the Civil War, over 200 women served as soldiers all while disguised as men. From the moment I learned of them, I have admired those women immensely. But once I gave birth to my son in 2011, I was struck by overwhelming respect and amazement for the six documented women who did all that and did it while pregnant.

Veterans Talk About Women in Combat

Barbara Mujica | Posted 06.28.2014 | Women
Barbara Mujica

In 2013 women became eligible for the same combat opportunities as men in the armed services. President Obama has advocated vigorously for women in combat, and the goal is for the Armed Services to fully integrate women into all spheres by January 1, 2016.

Bad Ass American Women at War`

Erin Lindsay McCabe | Posted 05.18.2014 | Women
Erin Lindsay McCabe

This Women's History Month, it's worth remembering that women have served in the United States military since its very inception -- and in nearly every conflict thereafter.

Survey Reveals Statistics On Women In Combat

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

FORT EUSTIS, Va. (AP) — Only a small fraction of Army women say they'd like to move into one of the newly opening combat jobs, but those few who do ...

This May Help Military Keep Women In The Ranks

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Navy Cmdr. Valerie Overstreet wanted to start a family. But her job as a Navy pilot and the fact that she and her husband,...

Marines Delay Female Fitness Plan After Half Fail

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with t...

Army PR Strategist Steps Down After Wanting 'Average-Looking' Female Soldiers In Ads

AP | JOHN MILBURN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Pentagon officials said Friday that an Army colonel who wrote an internal email suggesting photos of attractive women should be ...

Molly O'Toole

When Your Job In War Is To Save Soldiers' Lives, You Never Really Come Home

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact

This article is part of a special Huffington Post series, "Invisible Casualties," in which we spotlight suicide-prevention efforts within the military...

Molly O'Toole

Pentagon Officials On Sexual Assault: 'We Are Facing A Societal Problem'

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

As Congress debates the latest National Defense Authorization Act amid rancor over how to best combat the military sexual assault crisis, the Pentagon...

Molly O'Toole

The Next Barrier To Fall For Women In Combat

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Women may begin to train in some of the most elite units of the U.S. military under plans announced Tuesday, in another step forward following the Pen...

Allen West Unleashes Sexist Rant, Wants To Keep Women Out Of Combat

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) believes women have no place in elite military units, he said Tuesday in a Facebook post accusing President Barack Oba...