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Ashley's war : the untold story of a team of women soldiers on the Special Ops battlefield

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Kirtland Community College Library UB 418 .W65 T94 2015 30775305492879 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062333810
  • ISBN: 006233381X
  • Physical Description: print
    xix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-289).
Formatted Contents Note: Kandahar -- The call to serve. Uncle Sam needs you ; Hearing the call to serve ; The Landmark Inn ; 100 hours of hell ; Making the cut ; Training days ; Diamonds among diamonds -- Deployment. Arrival, Afghanistan ; Operation "Fit In" ; The "Terp" ; Climbing mountains in the night ; Making a difference ; The lies of war -- Last roll call. The first death ; A grief observed ; The man in the area ; Kandahar.
Summary, etc.: In 2010, the United States Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield alongside Green Berets and Army Rangers on sensitive missions in Afghanistan. The idea was that women could access places and people that had remained out of reach, and could build relationships -- woman to woman -- in ways that male soldiers in a conservative, traditional country could not. Though officially banned from combat, female soldiers could be "attached" to different teams, and for the first time, women throughout the Army heard the call to try out for this special ops program. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses firsthand reporting and experience with the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women hand-picked from across the Army, and the remarkable hero at its heart: 1st Lt. Ashley White, who would become the first Cultural Support Team member killed in action and the first CST remembered on the Army Special Operations Memorial Wall of Honor alongside the Army Rangers with whom she served.
Subject: White, Ashley 1987-2011
United States Army Special Operations Command.
Afghan War, 2001- Women United States
United States. Army Women Biography
Women soldiers United States Biography
Special operations (Military science) Afghanistan
Civil-military relations
Genre: Biographies.

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