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Stop Treating Female Service Members as Victims

They’re soldiers. And we should start showing them the respect they deserve.

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Is There Hope for Afghanistan’s Other Daughters?

The latest round of convictions in the brutal public murder of an Afghan woman was mob justice -- not real change.

The South Asia Channel

Afghanistan’s Missing Link: Women Leaders

Afghan women can't be left out of the negotiations concerning the future of Afghanistan. Both President Obama and President Ghani need to address the historic role of the United States in perpetuating the abject status of Afghan women.

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Women are more than victims, so it is time focus security strategies on them

Clearly extremists are not afraid to fight or to die. They often welcome and embrace the idea of martyrdom. So, what are they afraid of? A common operating procedure among various extremist groups is to control and disempower girls and women.

The South Asia Channel

Afghanistan is Failing to Help Abused Women

Abuse against women in Afghan homes is horrifyingly pervasive; around 87 percent of Afghan women are believed to have experienced domestic abuse at least once. What is Afghanistan doing to end the abuse?

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‘Ashley’s War’: A look at the use of Cultural Support Teams in Afghanistan

Thousands of women have served in direct combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, as helicopter pilots, military police, artillery officers, interpreters, and K9 dog handlers, and nearly 200 of them have died, most from combat-related injuries, from RPG explosions to mortar fire to aircraft crashes. That number includes two of my fellow Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) techs: Senior Airman Liz Loncki was killed by a booby-trapped car bomb in 2007, Staff Sergeant Kim Voelz died disarming an IED in Baghdad in 2003. Her widower Max is also an Army EOD tech, and she died in his arms.

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