17 November 2003

Women in combat, again

It seems the Pentagon covered up the truth about what happened to PFC Jessica Lynch at the hands of her Iraqi captors, as indicated by Elaine Donnelly: "Private Lynch & Amazon Myths." Concludes Donnelly:

There are restrictions on the discussion of war crimes such as rape, but with so many women being exposed to unprecedented risks of capture and abuse, perhaps those rules are in need of revision as well. If Defense Department officials cannot bring themselves to tell Americans the truth about what happens to women in war, perhaps they should not be sending female soldiers so close [to] combat zones in the first place.

At some point sanity will undoubtedly return to the policy-makers, and articles like this might help to point the way.

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