In the below video, meet UNITED STATES ARMY Chief Warrant Officer RAQUEL PATRICK and the women of the U.S. ARMY who are on the front lines of SPECIAL OPERATIONS, serving with CULTURAL SUPPORT TEAMS (CST) in the war zones of AFGHANISTAN!!!
The CSTs are ALL-FEMALE UNITS that are designed for the unique purpose of communicating with women and children on the ground, but; to also gather valuable intelligence in conjunction with SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES.
These women operate in the thick of ACTIVE COMBAT ZONES.
The ATLANTIC Journalists PAUL ROSENFELD and KASIA CIEPLAK-MAYR Von BALDEGG interviewed some of the soldiers to get their perspective what it means to be aFEMALE SOLDIER In COMBAT, GENDER PARITY In The U.S. MILITARY, and what they would say to those who doubt the relevance of WOMEN In The MILITARY - WOMEN In COMBAT: THEIR OWN WORDS.
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