Special Assignments For Women Soldiers

During the war in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army created cultural support teams staffed with women. The idea was that in the patriarchal country, these soldiers might build relationships with local women that their male counterparts could not. This hour, we’ll talk about these courageous fighters with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, author of Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield (Harper). Lemmon speaks tonight as part of the Engage series at the Bush Institute.