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By Megan MacKenzie

ladies cannot struggle. This assumption lies on the center of the strive against exclusion, a coverage that used to be fiercely defended as necessary to nationwide defense, regardless of facts that ladies were contributing to antagonistic operations now and all through heritage. This publication examines the position of ladies within the US army and the foremost arguments used to justify the wrestle exclusion, within the mild of the choice to opposite the coverage in 2013. Megan MacKenzie considers the ancient function of the strive against exclusion in shaping American army id and debunks claims that the hot coverage switch indications a brand new period for girls within the army. MacKenzie exhibits how women's exclusion from wrestle reaffirms male supremacy within the army and sustains a key army delusion, the parable of the band of brothers. This e-book could be welcomed via students and scholars of army reviews, gender stories, social and army historical past, and overseas policy.

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