America's Woman Warriors
Mar 22, 2013 — This week on Morning Edition, we've been hearing from women who have served on the battlefield and on bases here at home. In the final report in the series, we learn more about women and identity in the military.
Mar 21, 2013 — There are some 19,000 sexual assaults in the military each year, the Pentagon estimates. But many victims say they have nowhere to turn and risk ruining their careers by reporting attacks.
Mar 20, 2013 — According to Pentagon research, a quarter of all women who join the military are sexually assaulted during their careers. Many cases go unreported, and some victims say the perpetrator is a superior to whom they would have to report the assault.
Mar 19, 2013 — Army reservist Jane Grimes took care of combat casualties in Iraq. But she had a second front to deal with back home: her teenage son said he'd never forgive her for leaving him alone. It's different when it's a mother that goes to war.
Mar 18, 2013 — For years, the Army has effectively ignored the ban against women in combat, though it's still hard for them to receive full recognition for what they've achieved. "Battle-fatigued female soldiers" is a new and uneasy concept for American society.
Mar 14, 2013 — For many female veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, new battles await when they return home. They need help, just like men — with jobs, PTSD and reconnecting with family. But these issues can be harder for women. And the darkest side of women's military service persists: sexual assault.