Book Discussion on The Kinder, Gentler Military

Ms. Gutmann talked about her book The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America’s Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars?,… read more

Ms. Gutmann talked about her book The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America’s Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars?, published by Scribner. The book examines the ‘new military,’ arguing that the reforms of the 1990s emphasized political correctness over combat readiness and that complete integration of women into the military is physically and sociologically impossible. In preparing for the book, Stephanie Gutmann interviewed male and female members of the armed forces and concluded that pursuit of this unrealistic ideal has had a demoralizing effect on soldiers of both sexes. close

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Book Discussion on The Kinder, Gentler Military

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156477-1
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Booknotes
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 14, 2000
Last Aired:
May 12, 2012

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  • May 14, 2000 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 14, 2000 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 15, 2000 | 6:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 2001 | 6:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • May 12, 2012 | 6:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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