Women Fighting and Dying in War, Despite Combat Exclusion Policy

By this Memorial Day, nearly 150 U.S. female troops have made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, with over 700 wounded. Although Department of Defense policy precludes women from being assigned to ground combat-infantry units, women have for years served in combat situations where they're just as vulnerable. Marine Lance Corp. Angelica Jimenez, 26, was one of them. On June 25, 2005, Jimenez was riding in the back of a truck carrying 14 female Marines near the Iraqi...Full Story
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