Australia Allows Female Soldiers In Combat Roles

In most countries, women aren't allowed to serve in combat roles. However, that doesn't mean they don't end up on the front lines, and female soldiers in the U.S. have complained that the restriction just means they aren't getting enough training for when they do end up in combat. Today Australia's military took a big… » 9/27/11 10:30pm 9/27/11 10:30pm

Soldier Served In Afghanistan While 7 Months Pregnant

Last year a British soldier, Private Kayle Donnelly, unknowingly fought in Afghanistan through the seventh month of her pregnancy. While serving as a machine gunner from March to September, Donnelly thought she was gaining weight due to the stress of being at war. Then during her vacation she started having… » 2/16/11 12:22pm 2/16/11 12:22pm

Lionesses: Female Soldiers Are Seeing Combat

A new PBS documentary, Lioness » 11/05/08 4:40pm 11/05/08 4:40pm, sheds new light on the role of women in combat. (It's reviewed in today's .) While technically prohibited from direct ground combat, female soldiers in Iraq frequently find themselves occupying a "gray area" that's never existed in prior wars. As one soldier puts it, “We’ve had grenades…

Ex-Lover Arrested For The Murder Of Pregnant Soldier

A soldier stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina has been arrested for the murder of Megan Lynn Touma, a pregnant solider who was found dead in a motel bathtub a little over a month ago. The connection or relationship that Touma had with the arrested solider, Sgt. Edgar Patino, has not been elaborated on by police… » 7/30/08 9:30am 7/30/08 9:30am