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Women in Military

If Peace is to be Sustainable, It Must be Inclusive

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy | Posted 12.19.2016 | World
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy

A Conversation with Ambassador Marriet Schuurman, NATO Special Representative for Women, Peace, and Security By Karlijn Jans At the end of October 2...

U.S. House Drops Military Draft Requirement For Women

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - The House of Representatives stripped a requirement that women register for the military draft from a sweeping annual d...

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

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.03.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama commended Defense Secretary Ash Carter for taking the "historic step forward" of ordering the military to open all combat roles...

Let's Celebrate US Army Ranger Grads Griest And Haver

Lauren C Anderson | Posted 08.21.2016 | Women
Lauren C Anderson

Let's celebrate this great achievement of Captain Griest and Lieutenant Haver. Let's pull for the remaining third woman to complete Ranger School. And let's allow them to do their jobs, as members of a team, without the media attention. They already stand as incredible role models for young women everywhere.

Two Women Have Completed 'The Army's Toughest Training.' Here's What That Means For The Military.

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - When two women completed the daunting U.S. Army Ranger school this week they helped end questions about whether women c...

The Harsh Reality Women Face When Coming Home From War

Ashleigh Bryant | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Ashleigh Bryant

I witnessed some terrible things in the summer of 2009, in the thick of war in southern Afghanistan. The war changed me forever, and I carry it with m...

IVP's Censored on Final Approach at The Judson Gym

Sandra Kwesi Cameron | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Sandra Kwesi Cameron

IVP's ensemble cast does an admirable job of dramatically bringing to life the passion for flying of these women and the challenges of sexism (both in the military and at home) and being first in their field.

Pentagon Says Uncovering the Truth About Military Sexual Violence Is Too Burdensome -- Huh?

Sandra Park | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
Sandra Park

Doesn't the volume of documents only confirm the magnitude of sexual assault in the military? Why is the DoD opposing efforts to shed further light on military sexual violence, a necessary step to creating effective solutions?

Why Do Black Women Have to Look Like White Women to Serve Their Country?

Ama Yawson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics
Ama Yawson

Given the fact that military men and women sacrifice so much, I believe that all members of the military regardless of race, gender or sexual orientation deserve to be honored and respected. Sadly, black women of the U.S. army are being severely dishonored and disrespected by Army Regulation 670-1.

Molly O'Toole

The Next Barrier To Fall For Women In Combat | 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...

Jessica Landeros: Changing the Face of Combat Leadership

Charles Garcia | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Charles Garcia

To honor Memorial Day, I reached out to Jessica Landeros who is currently writing her memoir, Unidentified Fighting Object: How One Woman Changed Combat, and How Combat Changed Her.

Line-up of Women

Lindsey Mask | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Lindsey Mask

Across the globe, women are making their way in this world, step-by-step, supporting, leading and raising the next generation alongside the amazing men in their lives.

Female Purple Heart Winner Tells HuffPost Live: It's About Time

Posted 01.25.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The Pentagon's policy of forbidding women in combat has ended with the order handed down by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta this week. The decision ...

Women Are Fit for Combat

Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women
Brenda S. “Sue” Fulton

If we continue to pretend that women aren't in combat, and close some roles to them, we deny them the promotions that go to the men they fought next to. We perpetuate the myth that women aren't really warriors, which, in the military, means you are worth less.

GOP Rep Fears Military Women's 'Nature' Could 'Impair' Missions

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Freshman Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a former Army infantry officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, said on Tuesday that military women should not serve in fro...

U.S. Coast Guard Officer: "My Rape Could Have Been Prevented"

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.07.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Kori Cioca shared her frightening story on HuffPost Live Wednesday about being raped while serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. In a conversation with hos...

PHOTOS: 'She's A WOW' Exhibition Celebrates Women In Uniform

Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Chicago

While the men in uniform may have been the stars of the Allied victory in World War II, their female compatriots deserve some credit for their role, t...

Veteran Bikes to End Epidemic of Military Sexual Assault

Nancy Parrish | Posted 07.17.2012 | Impact
Nancy Parrish

Colleen, a mother of two and an Iraq war veteran, was raped at the now infamous Lackland Air Force Base by a superior officer in 2003 and assaulted the following year while on active duty. Colleen is riding for those who can't.

Linda Cardellini Is a Soldier Who Comes Home in Return

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.08.2012 | Entertainment
Nancy Doyle Palmer

What's it like to come back to the U.S. when you're not only a soldier but a wife and mother? Return stars Linda Cardellini assuch a woman who faces the daunting challenge of coming home.

Laura Bassett

Bill To Restore Abortion Coverage To Military Rape Victims Bypassed In Senate | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

Despite pervasive sexual assault in the U.S. military, women who become pregnant as a result of rape while serving in the military are denied abortion...

Andrea Stone

Watchdogs Say Conservative Anti-Gay Group Run With Little Oversight | Andrea Stone | Posted 09.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The leading opponent of repealing the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and a decades-long critic of expanded opportunities for ...

Laura Stampler

Divorce Rate For Women In Military Double That Of Men | Laura Stampler | Posted 06.12.2011 | Divorce

When naval officer Amanda Smith was deployed to Kuwait in August of 2009, her job was to find holes in existing military medical programs and fix them...

General Cucolo, Women at War, and Baby Makes Three

Trish Kinney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Trish Kinney

If women can be punished and sent home, away from the duty that they promised to uphold in their military oath, because they become pregnant, then should they be sent overseas if they have small children, especially infants?

The Battlefield to the Domestic Front: A Note on Women's Equality Day

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

Today, women stand ready to serve, and in Iraq and Afghanistan, leaders placed their trust in women to lead. It is time we do the same at home.

DoD Shirks Congressional Oversight of Sexual Assault in the Military

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

It is unconscionable that women who are sexually assaulted while serving their country in the military should have to make the decision between confidentiality and justice.