Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Many lines of fire: women at war

Women soldiers in Iraq - Kai Pfaffenbach, ReutersMany Americans assume that women in the U.S. military are stationed far from the fighting. While it's true they can't train for frontline combat positions, the changing nature of the Iraq war has placed many women at the center of the conflict. Yet the women serving and dying for the U.S. have received very little attention. Who are they, why did they join and what are their experiences and points of view?

listen to the programOn this edition, Sarah Olson speaks with veterans of the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines, and to one active duty soldier who served for a year as an Army journalist in Iraq. Each woman has a unique story, but all share an understanding of the power politics of the U.S. military and the price that is paid by women seeking to serve their country.


Linsay Rousseau Burnett, Sgt. U.S. Army; Spent one year as an Army journalist in Iraq. Photo: Linsay Rousseau Burnett Anuradha Bhagwati, Former Marine Captain; Maricela Guzman, Former Information Technician in the U.S. Navy; Linsay Rousseau Burnett, Sergeant U.S. Army, first brigade combat team 101st Airborne division; Stefani Pelkey, Former Army Captain.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Mixing Engineer: Phillip Babich
Intern: Alexis McCrimmon

For more information::

Vets for Vets

Iraq and Afghan Veterans for America
770 Broadway, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Iraq Veterans Against the War
P.O. Box 8296
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Women of Color Resource Center
1611 Telegraph Ave. #303
Oakland, CA 94612

Women Veterans of America
National Headquarters
P.O. Box 72
Bushkill, PA 18324

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