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Self-defense for women

You all know that I strongly support all citizens, including women, be armed; the world is dangerous and getting more so. There are those who disagree—and that’s fine. And, then, well, I’m not making this stuff up. In the past two months some...

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Women in the combat arms

The purpose of our military is t be the most effective military force in the world; this deters a great deal of trouble for us. No one wants to mess with the biggest guy on the block. The purpose of the military is not to manifest all the wonderful...

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I’m back – sort of

I’ve been really quiet for the past week.  Last Friday, 23 Apr, I got a new knee.  Fifty years ago at West Point I made the last tackle of the last down of the last practice play–and tore a ligament.  Now that knee is history.  While I...

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Afgan Honey

I thought this was cool. Our troops are teaching Afgan women how to manage beehives and build a business. Helping women support themselves is very important for the future as women and their children are often widowed and options for work in their...

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Women in the Iraqi Army

A major breakthrough. In late January a group of 65 Iraqi women started army basic training; this is the same basic training that men take. One female soldier said that she had lost her husband and son in an explosion and needed a job so she could...

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Helping change the culture

Traditionally, Afgan women were invisible and not expected to be anything more than housewives and caregivers. This year, Khawja Omari district women are actively engaged in educating themselves and learning new trades. A venue was created for the...

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Lionesses

Our troops in Iraq have found that including at least one woman with every group that may have to search or interrogate female Iraqi citizens is a very good idea. Taking things a step further, the Marines created some all-female teams (3-5 women)...

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