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Subject Resource Guide

Women in Combat

July 2013
Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL

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Recent Books & Documents
Recent Articles

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Search Terms

"Military personnel" AND women
"Women and war"

"Women in the military"
"Women soldiers"

Useful MSFRIC Databases

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Washington Post

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U.S. Air Force
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Relevant MSFRIC Journals & Magazines

Recent Books & Documents

Biank, Tanya.  Undaunted: The Real Story of America's Servicewomen in Today's Military.  New York, New American Library, 2013.  350 p.
Book call no.: 355.009252 B578u

Brown, Kerk B. Ending Combat Exclusion The Right Wo(man) For the Job. Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2012.  28 p.

Browne, Kingsley.  Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence that Women Shouldn't Fight the Nation's Wars.  New York, Sentinel, 2007.  350 p.
Book call no.: 355.00820973 B882c

Burrelli, David. Women in Combat: Issues for Congress.  Washington, Congressional Research Service, 2013. 14 p. (CRS report for Congress.) 

Krylova, Anna.  Soviet Women in Combat : A History of Violence on the Eastern Front.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2010.  320 p.
Book call no.: 940.541247082 K94s

Mackenzie, Megan H.  Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex, Security, and Post-Conflict Development.  New York, New York University Press, 2012.  175 p. (Gender and political violence series.)
Book call no.: 305.43 M157f

Skaine, Rosemarie. Women in Combat: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2011.  319 p.  (Contemporary World Issues)
Book call no.: 355.4082 S626w

Stone, Ervin R. Women in Combat: Standardize the Physical Fitness Test.  Quantico, VA, United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College, 2009. 12 p.
Book call no.: M-U 41886-131 S877

United States. Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness). Report to Congress on the Review of Laws, Policies and Regulations Restricting the Service of Female Members in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Washington, Dept. of Defense, February 2012. 22 p.
Book call no.: 355.4082 U581r

Women in War: From Homefront to Front Line, edited by Lee, Celia and Strong, Paul Edward. Barnsley, Pen & Sword Military, 2012.  237 p.
Book call no.: 355.03300082 W872

More books and documents on:  "women in combat."


Recent Articles

Barry, Ben.  Women in Combat. Survival: Global Politics and Strategy  55:19-30  April-May 2013.

Goldman, Andrew. All Quiet on the Washington Front. New York Times Magazine, p 10  February 17, 2013.

King, Anthony.  Women in Combat. The RUSI Journal  158:4-11  March 2013.

Laufer-Ukeles, Pamela.  Cross-Dressers with Benefits: Female Combat Soldiers in the United States and Israel.  University of Baltimore Law Review  41  Winter 2012.

Air University Research

"Women in combat"
"Women soldiers"

"Women in war"


Lioness.  New York, Room 11 Productions, 2008.  1 videodisc, 82 min.
"2008 award winning documentary about 5 female U.S. Army soldiers who served in
Army and Marine infantry units in Iraq."--Abstract.
DVD call no.: 355.4082 L763

Navy Blues.  Alexandria, VA, PBS Video, 1996.  1 videocassette, 57 min. (VHS).
"Explores the controversy over the post-Tailhook mandate to introduce women into combat roles and positions of greater authority."--Abstract.
VHS call no.: 359.0082 N327

Tyson, Ann Scott. For Female GIs, Combat is a Fact. Washington Post  May 13, 2005.

Women in Combat Iraqi Freedom.   Maxwell AFB, AL, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, Bibliography Branch, 2003.  3 p.

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