Marine Corps University Journal: Special Issue Gender Integration (2018)

Marine Corps University Journal: Special Issue Gender Integration (2018)
Marine Corps University Journal: Special Issue Gender Integration (2018)
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MCU Journal special issue on gender integration and the military focuses on how the past century has demonstrated a clear history of crossing lines and breaking down barriers. With each advancement, women were told “no further.” And with each subsequent generation, women pushed the boundaries to do more—until there were no more boundaries. Women across the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the world have their own experiences, their own stories to tell. Few know these stories, as the focus usually remains on one’s own Service or country. A gap exists in understanding how other militaries have (or have not) integrated women successfully. This special issue is intended to fill that gap and provide differing perspectives on how other militaries have dealt with gender integration.

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Table of Contents

From the Editors 5


British and Soviet Women in the Military Campaign of 1939–45: 9

A Comparative Review

Nataliia Zalietok

“Things must be bad at the front”: 41

Women in the Soviet Military during WWII

Steven Merritt Miner, PhD

Rumors, Lies, and Fake Radio Broadcasts: 65

One Woman’s Pioneering Efforts in Psychological Warfare

Ann Todd

From WACs to Rangers: 78

Women in the U.S. Military since World War II

William A. Taylor


The Observatory for Equality between Women and Men 102

in the Mexican Army and Air Force: Guardian of Gender Equality

María Concepción Márquez Sandoval, PhD

Gender Integration and Citizenship: 119

A Civil-Military Perspective

Bradford A. Wineman, PhD

Opening Marine Infantry to Women: A Civil-Military Crisis? 132

Rebecca Jensen

Guarding the Border, Crossing a Barrier: 156

Women Trooper Integration in the Israel Border Police, 1995–98

Shlomi Chetrit


What Should We Expect from the Women of ISIS? 178

David Malet

Reengineering Past and Present: 185

Lessons for the Opening Battles of a New Cold War

Martin Edwin Andersen


Fighting for Credibility: US Reputation and International Relations 194

by Frank P. Harvey and John Mitton

Reviewed by Luke Griffith

Danger Close: My Epic Journey as a Combat Helicopter Pilot 196

in Iraq and Afghanistan by Amber Smith

Reviewed by Lawrence Provost

Dictators without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia 199

by Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw

Reviewed by Victoria Clement, PhD

Newsworthy: The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press 201

Freedom by Samantha Barbas

Reviewed by Andrea C. Hatcher, PhD

Integrating the U.S. Military: Race, Gender, and Sexual 203

Orientation since World War II edited by Douglas Walter

Bristol Jr. and Heather Marie Stur

Reviewed by Lt Col Andrew H. Myers


Military members, leaders and recruiters across all Western military service branches, scholars in military history, political science, international relations, and national security, current/former military, military and government policymakers, military-focused committees, women currently serving in the military, should reference this important document about the challenges of mixed gender basic training in the U.S. Armed Forces. Plus, historians and students engaged in military and women's studies, as well as military enthusiasts, may want a copy of this publication.

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