Abstract

This book will examine the evolving role of American women in the military, contrasting the Vietnam experiences with those of the Persian Gulf War, and including the Panama, Libya, and Grenada military actions. Beginning with the historical tradition of women in the United States military, the study will focus on changes in American society brought about by the Women=s Rights Movement and America=s involvement in Vietnam and how both affected women in the military. A discussion of the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War will concentrate on the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces and will conclude with an analysis of the Commission=s findings and the subsequent effects on American women in the military.

Disciplines

Defense and Security Studies | Military Studies | Women's Studies