Women in Combat
October 1, 2007 Pentagon rules dictate that women may not be assigned to ground combat units. But the nature of the Iraq war has led to a blurring of distinction between front-line and rear areas, and more women are finding themselves in the thick of battle.
October 2, 2007 Sgt. Griselda Benavides and Lance Cpl. Mary Carnes of the U.S. Marines, and Army Staff Sgt. Laurie Perez Hawkins have all served in Iraq. They share their experiences in a war zone and their thoughts on the service of women in the military.
October 4, 2007 Since 2002, a nonprofit group has received 976 reports of sexual assault from military women serving in the area that includes Iraq and Afghanistan. That number is growing. Meanwhile, little punitive action has been taken against assailants.