Today (March 8th) is International Women’s Day, and we’re celebrating with books about women during wartime. Women have made many contributions and sacrifices during wartime throughout history, both on the home front and the front lines of battle.
On January 24th, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey signed a memo that eliminated the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule. With the elimination of this rule comes the opening of 14,000 positions previously closed to women in the military. In this memo, Panetta and … More Women in Combat