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Women in the Line of Fire

Tens of thousands of women are serving in the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, where they are often exposed to combat and required to act in self-defense amid counter-insurgencies with no clear front lines.

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Woman Gains Silver Star -- And Removal From Combat
Article | KHOST, Afghanistan -- Pfc. Monica Brown cracked open the door of her Humvee outside a remote village in eastern Afghanistan to the soft pop of bullets shot by Taliban fighters. But instead of taking cover, the 18-year-old medic grabbed her bag and ran through gunfire toward fellow soldiers in a...

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