Since 2003, over 155,000 women have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 430 have been wounded and over 70 have been killed. Women have always been in combat but not in the US.  In India, Scandinavia, France and West Africa have all seen women in a variety of combat roles.  In 1993 Defense Secretary Les Aspin ordered all armed services to open combat aviation to women.  Band of Sisters, American Women at War in Iraq tells the compelling stories of twelve women who will leave a lasting impression.  LA Carlson

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