Women In the Military: Embracing Opportunities and Challenges

 

The face of the US military is changing. Today, women make 
up more than 14 percent of the nation’s armed forces, and 
the Department of Defense recently announced its intent to 
open up over 14,000 combat-related positions to women. 
What new opportunities do women have in today’s military? 
How do women succeed in a still predominately male 
environment? And how have their lives, families, health, and 
the transition to being veterans been impacted?
Festival: 2012

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows for a conversation about what he has... See more
Barack Obama came into office promising a new American foreign policy. Did he deliver? Did the president successfully... See more
Louis Brandeis was the greatest critic of big business and big government since Thomas Jefferson. Join Jeffrey Rosen in... See more
As part of the Festival's signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... See more
Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
What do today's Republicans believe America's role in the world should be? The GOP's presumptive nominee... See more

Pages