Encore Presentation: Women In Military: Ashley's War

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In 2010, the U.S. 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. Ashley White, from Alliance, Ohio, was the first CST member killed in action. Join us on this Veterans Day edition of The Sound of Ideas as we talk with her family and comrades as well as author Gayle Lemmon about her recent book, “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield.”

Guests: 

Gayle Lemmon, Senior Fellow,Council on Foreign Relations and author of the book, "Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield"

Caption Meghan Curran, Former Cultural Support Team Member for the United States Military

Brittany White, Ashley White's Twin Sister

Deborah White, Ashley White's Mother

General Wilma L. Vaught, President of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation

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