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Women Warriors: The ongoing story of integrating and diversifying the American armed forces : Brookings Institution Press , May , 2020

May 2020

Brookings Institution Press

From the document: “How have the experiences, representation, and recognition of women in the military transformed, a century after the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution? As Brookings President and retired Marine Corps General John Allen has pointed out, at times, the U.S. military has been one of America’s most progressive institutions, as with racial integration in the years after World War II. But it also embodies a traditional, conservative, and in some ways “macho” culture. It’s an organization where many (though far from all) jobs require a type of physical strength that is more frequently attainable for the male frame. And the military is, in large part, a deployable institution whose members can face difficult conditions in the field.”

Authors - Robinson, Lori, O’Hanlon, Michael



Robinson, Lori, O’Hanlon, Michael


Brookings Institution Press

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