TITLE

Women in the Army--and in Combat

AUTHOR(S)
George, Michael S.
PUB. DATE
June 2005
SOURCE
Officer Review Magazine;Jun2005, Vol. 44 Issue 10, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a recent flurry of media reports concerning women at an increased risk of becoming casualties during the Iraq War. The first of these reports stemmed from the U.S. Army's transformation plans for its combat brigades that are set to return to Iraq. Briefly, these brigades will be organized with a dedicated slice of Combat Support units and Combat Service Support units along with the brigade's assigned Tanks and Infantry battalions. A second report focused on a rising body count of women casualties. The real reason for the increased number of women in the Army is demographics--not enough eligible males in the volunteer force to meet force structure requirements.
ACCESSION #
17543103

 

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