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  • Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the US Military
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    Women Commanders and Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    Two U.S. Marine Corps officers and a U.S. Coast Guard captain talked about their personal experiences as women in the armed services in a panel discussion titled, “Leading Military Women:…

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  • Mary Jennings Hegar Discusses emShoot Like a Girlem
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    Shoot Like a Girl

    Major Mary Jennings Hegar talked about her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front, in which she talks about her tours in Afghanistan with…

    1,183 views
  • Washington Journal Don Benton Discusses the Selective Service
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    Don Benton on the Selective Service

    Don Benton talked about the mission of the Selective Service and the Pentagon’s recommendation to expand registration to include women.

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  • Sexual Assault Victims Testify Before Military Investigative Panel
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    Sexual Assault in the Military, Victim Panel

    The Defense Advisory Committee investigating sexual assault in the armed forces held a public meeting. In this portion a former Air Force senior airman talked about being raped and beaten…

    436 views
  • Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces Victims Legal Counsel Panel
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    Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces, Victims' Legal Counsel Panel

    Military attorneys from the five armed service branches spoke at a forum examining sexual assault in the military. They discussed their experiences representing clients of sexual assault and…

    734 views
  • Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces Transfer Policies Panel
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    Sexual Assault in the Armed Forces, Transfer Policies Panel

    Representatives of each military service branch described their expedited transfer polices for service members who report sexual misconduct. They spoke before he 16-member Defense Advisory…

    187 views
  • emIts My Country Tooem
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    It's My Country Too

    Former U.S. Marine Corps officer Tracy Crow and former U.S. Navy officer Jerri Bell talked about their book It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to…

    517 views
  • US Women Soldiers During World War I
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    U.S. Women Soldiers During World War I

    Elizabeth Cobbs talked about the women who served overseas as telephone operators in the U.S. Army Signal Corps during World War I. She also spoke about how their service affected the…

    695 views
  • Women Trailblazers in the US Military
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    Women Trailblazers in the U.S. Military

    U.S. Coast Guard Senior Petty Officer Mary Cunningham (Retired) and U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Major Angela Maness talked about their personal experiences as women trailblazers in the…

    497 views
  • emThe Hidden Armyem
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    The Hidden Army

    This War Department film documented how women helped the war effort. In the film, an actor portraying Adolf Hitler after a fictional 1944 surrender realizes that the “Hidden Army” of…

    1,382 views
  • Senators Ted Cruz and John McCain Debate Women in the Draft
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    Senators Cruz and McCain on Women in the Draft

    Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke about a measure in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act that would include women in selective service.

    621 views
  • Newsmakers with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James
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    Newsmakers with Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James

    Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talked about the Air Force and wider military issues. Topics included Congress’s defense policy debates, actions by China and the U.S. in the South…

    872 views
  • Weekly Republican Address
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    Weekly Republican Address

    Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa delivered the weekly Republican address. She gave a Memorial Day tribute to the military and talked about legislation to honor the Women Airforce Service Pilots…

    128 views
  • Discussion on Women in the Armed Forces
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    Women in the Military

    Military and foreign policy experts talked about the challenges and benefits of integrating women into the armed forces. Juliet Beyler said no quota exists for the number of women in combat…

    222 views
  • Discussion on Military Sexual Assault
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    Military Sexual Assault

    Psychologists, researchers, and Defense Department officials talked about various approaches to dealing with sexual assault in the military.

    944 views
  • Discussion on Women in Military Combat
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    Women in Military Combat

    Current and former military officers debated the effects the Department of Defense lifting of all restrictions on women serving in combat roles. Topics included military standards,…

    1,899 views
  • Female World War II Pilots Burial at Arlington
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    Female World War II Pilots Burial at Arlington

    House members passed a bill unanimously (385-0) to let female World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPS) be interred in Arlington Cemetery. A law passed in 1977 allows women who served…

    96 views
  • Washington Journal Gayle Tzemach Lemmon on Women in Combat
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    Women in Combat Roles

    Gayle Tzemach Lemmon spoke via video link from Los Angeles about the implementation of the U.S. military’s integration of women into combat roles, which began that same day. She is the author of…

    252 views
  • Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on the Defense Budget
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    Secretary Ashton Carter on the Defense Budget

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter talked about the Pentagon’s budget and priorities. He outlined increases in spending to address global challenges involving Russian aggression, Iranian influence…

    432 views
  • Helen Thorpe on emSoldier Girlsem
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    Soldier Girls

    Helen Thorpe talked about her book, Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War, about three women who joined the Indiana National Guard and were deployed to Iraq and…

    771 views
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