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Women in combat [electronic resource] : a reference handbook
1 online resource (xvi, 319 p.) :
1 copy available at Sugar Grove Campus --Todd Library.
Sugar Grove Campus --Todd Library
UB418 .W65 S563 2011 EB
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9781598844603 (electronic bk.)
1598844601 (electronic bk.)
9781849729338 (electronic bk.)
1849729336 (electronic bk.)
(ISBN invalid)9781598844597 (alk. paper)
(ISBN invalid)1598844598 (alk. paper)
Women in combat [electronic resource] : a reference handbook / Rosemarie Skaine.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, c2011.
1 online resource (xvi, 319 p.) : ill.
(Contemporary world issues)
List of tables and figures -- Preface -- 1: Background And History -- Link between the History of the Definition of Combat and the controversy -- Legal definition of combat -- Status of women is affected by policy -- Evolution of the law -- Legal definition of direct ground combat through policy -- Role and influence of congress -- History, combat, and culture -- History and women in combat -- United States history -- Change -- References -- Chapter 2: Problems, Controversies, And Solutions -- Problems -- Policy -- Issues that present challenges to women -- Controversies surrounding women in combat and in the military -- Women in direct ground combat -- Physical abilities -- Exposure to danger -- Women's effect on unit cohesion -- Women's effect on readiness -- Issue of equality -- Issue of motherhood -- Women in combat and societal expectations -- Religious conviction and women in combat -- Solutions -- Facsimile to reinstating the risk rule -- All-female platoons -- Eliminate policy prohibitions and establish gender-neutral performance-based requirements -- References -- 3: Worldwide Perspective -- Women as combatants in state-based military -- International framework -- Incidence -- Examples of military roles in some countries -- Progress toward gender equality in women in combat roles -- Selected countries allowing women in occupations flying aircraft or aboard combat ships -- Women as combatants in nonstate-based revolutionary and guerilla military -- Afghanistan and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan -- Female suicide bombers -- References -- 4: Chronology -- 5: Biographical Sketches -- Specialist Veronica Alfaro, U S Army -- Colonel Ruby Bradley, U S Army -- Specialist Monica L Brown, U S Army -- Major Kim Campbell, U S Air Force -- Colonel Eileen M Collins, U S Air Force (Ret) and Former NASA Astronaut -- Brigadier General Rhonda Cornum, PhD, MD, U S Army -- Lieutenant Mary (Missy) L Cummings, U S Navy -- Elaine Donnelly -- Major L Tammy Duckworth, U S Army -- General Ann E Dunwoody, U S Army -- Sergeant Theresa Lynn Flannery, U S Army -- Captain Dawn Halfaker, U S Army (Ret) -- Colonel Kelly Hamilton, U S Air Force (Ret) -- Sergeant Leigh Ann Hester, U S Army -- Major General Jeanne M Holm, U S Air Force (Ret) -- Captain Kathleen Christine Horner, U S Marine Corps -- Rear Admiral Michelle Howard, U S Navy -- Lieutenant Kara Hultgreen, U S Navy -- Specialist Shoshana Johnson, U S Army (Ret) -- First Lieutenant Cheryl Lamoureux, U S Air Force -- Dr Peter A Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary -- Captain Rosemary Bryant Mariner, U S Navy (Ret) -- Sergeant April Pashley, U S Army Reserves -- Major Lillian Pfluke, U S Army (Ret) -- Private Lori Piestewa, U S Army -- Command Sergeant Major Cynthia A Pritchett, U S Army -- Phyllis Schlafly -- Corporal Ramona M Valdez, U S Marine Corps -- Brigadier General Wilma L Vaught, USAF (Ret) -- Lieutenant (Lt) Kendra Williams, U S Navy -- Captain Elizabeth (Betsy) G Wylie, U S Navy (Ret) --
6: Data And Documents -- Data overview of the women in the military -- Documents and testimony overview -- Combat Exclusion Law, Air Force, Title 10 Armed Forces (USC), Subt C, 8549 (1976)-Repealed 1991 -- Combat Exclusion Law, Navy and Marine Corps, Title 10 Armed Forces (USC), Subt C, 6015 (1956)-Repealed: 1993 -- Secretary of the Army, U S Code Title 10 Subtitle B, Part I 3013(g) -- Army Direct Combat Probability Coding (DCPC) System, 1992 -- Army policy for the assignment of female soldiers, 1992 (Major Relevant Parts) -- DoD Assignment Policy, 2010: Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule 1994 (Rescinding 1988 Risk Rule) -- Soldier's Creed -- U S Constitution, Articles I-The Legislative Branch and Article II-The Executive Branch (Article I, Section 8 to Article II, Section 2) -- Excerpt from Elaine Donnelly's Congressional Testimony, 1993 -- Profile of a soldier -- Policy concerning homosexuality in the armed forces: Federal Law Pub L 103-160 (10 U S C 654) U S House Repealed May 27, 2010 to Take Effect December 1, 2010 -- 7: Directory Of Organizations -- Government organizations -- NGOs (Nongovernmental Organizations) -- 8: Resources -- Print resources -- Books -- Articles, journals, and journal articles -- Hearings and reports -- Legal cases -- Papers, proceedings, and memoranda -- Theses and dissertations -- Nonprint resources -- Bibliographies -- Databases -- DVDs/Videotapes -- Films/Multimedia -- Internet Sites -- Glossary -- Index.
This handbook provides a straightforward account of how women have served in combat roles and explains the ongoing controversy surrounding efforts to legalize combat assignments for female service members.
Description based on title page of print version.
Women in combat--United States.
Women in combat--Government policy--United States.
Women soldiers--United States--Biography.
Women sailors--United States--Biography.
United States--Armed Forces--Women.
United States--Armed Forces--Women--Biography.
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