The Resource Ashley's War

Ashley's War

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Ashley's War
Title
Ashley's War
Statement of responsibility
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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Ashleys war
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the untold story of a team of women soldiers on the special ops battlefield
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Language
eng
Summary
In 2010 the U.S. Army Special Operations Command created Cultural Support Teams, a pilot program to put women on the battlefield alongside Army Rangers, Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and other special operations teams 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, the National Guard, and the Reserves heard the call to join male soldiers on special ops missions. Each had her own reason for wanting to serve alongside America's finest fighters—for wanting, as the recruiting poster advertised, "to be part of history."In Ashley's War, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon uses exhaustive firsthand reporting and a finely tuned understanding of the complexities of war to tell the story of CST-2, a unit of women handpicked from across the Army, and of the remarkable hero at its heart: First Lieutenant Ashley White. Lemmon reveals how First Lieutenant White and the pioneers of CST-2 worked to earn the respect of combat-tested special operations warriors and illuminates the very human stakes of their battlefield successes
Summary
From the author of the New York Times best-seller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana comes the story of First Lieutenant Ashley White and a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers on the battlefield in Afghanistan
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10409817
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BT
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Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach
Dewey number
355
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography
  • History
Target audience
adult
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the untold story of a team of women soldiers on the special ops battlefield
Label
Ashley's War
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BORROWBOX:HUS_131505
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062333834
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optical disk
Label
Ashley's War
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_131505
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062333834
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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