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The Military Draft May Soon Include Women

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics

The push for gender equality in the military just moved one step closer. The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday that would re...

Gen. Lori Robinson Makes Military History By Breaking Major Gender Barrier

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics

Gen. Lori Robinson was nominated Friday to head the U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), a position that would make her the first woman to lead a combata...

Molly O'Toole

Senators Press Military Brass On Sexual Assaults, Justice System | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senators will press top-ranking members of the military Wednesday on widespread sexual assault in the armed services, demanding action t...

Molly O'Toole

Why Did Air Force Commander Trash Sexual Assault Conviction? Senators Set To Grill Military Brass | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Top Pentagon officials are taking to Capitol Hill this week as controversy continues to grow over the case of a lieutenant colonel whose conviction fo...

Female Soldiers: We Want Body Armor That's Made To Fit Boobs | Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

"To me, the question isn’t whether women could mentally or even physically handle combat. To me, the question is, whether our society can handle wom...

'Big Gay' Activists Will Send Women Into Combat To Die, Says Pundit

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryan Fischer is on a big, anti-gay roll this week. After condemning the Boy Scouts of America for rethinking a longstanding policy barring gays f...

Molly O'Toole

Leon Panetta Removes 'Brass Ceiling,' Lifts Combat Exclusion | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The military services began racing Thursday to open jobs across the armed forces to women, a historic change that likely will put more w...

Molly O'Toole

Women Soldiers Win Equal Right To Fight | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is lifting the military ban on women in combat, allowing them to officially serve on the front lines f...

Healing the Wounds of the Invisible War

Kori Cioca | Posted 03.10.2013 | Impact
Kori Cioca

Without the will and outrage of others, Military Sexual Trauma (MST) would still continue to be overlooked.

How Much Must Women Sacrifice to Serve?

Lauren Hersh | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Lauren Hersh

Justice is rare for women raped by fellow service members. The last decade of war has taught Americans many lessons. One is that veterans' unseen wounds are too often life-destroying.

Molly O'Toole

Unseen: Trailblazing Military Women Forced To Fight For Recognition, Equal Treatment | Molly O'Toole | Posted 09.13.2012 | Home

After a rocket-propelled grenade sent the Black Hawk helicopter tumbling out of the sky over Iraq, the medics got to work fast on the co-pilot, Capt. ...

The Young Woman Who Traded Beauty Pageants For The Army

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 03.27.2012 | Women

From winning tiaras to donning fatigues? That’s the trajectory that Brianne Good chose when she dropped out of a national beauty pageant to join the...

Should Women Be Allowed In Combat? What Science Says

Posted 02.13.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/13/2012 10:26 AM EST on LiveScience The military is opening up jobs for women thanks ...

Santorum Skeptical About Women In Combat

Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Updated below: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum expressed skepticism on Thursday about a recent decision by the Pentagon to open up ...

A 4th Of July Salute To Women In Combat

Laura Stampler | Posted 09.02.2011 | Women

This 4th of July, Huffington Post Women recognizes some of the heroic women who serve or have recently served in the U.S. military. As of Septembe...

Amanda Terkel

High-Level Military Panel: Ban On Women In Combat Is Discriminatory | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A high-level military advisory panel is set to recommend that the armed services overturn its policy barring women from serving in comba...