06/19/2012 11:54 am ET

America's Female Soldiers: Fighting, But Without Fair Medical Care

American women are fit to fight. But the military’s ability to keep them healthy? Still pretty flabby.

That's the consensus of an Army task force on women’s health, whose findings were first covered by USA Today this weekend. Unfortunately, the task force's findings are only one of several indications that, while women are playing increasingly valuable roles in the U.S. military, our armed forces are still ill-prepared to care for the distinct needs of this growing female cohort.

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