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By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

The never-before-told tale of the U.S. women’s army corps: the ladies who fought for the correct to guard their nation by means of serving in our defense force with complete army rank and benefits—a struggle that keeps at the present time for American army girls who are looking to serve in strive against aid positions and in frontline strive against units.

Using interviews, correspondence, and diaries, in addition to archival fabric, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee inform the amazing tale of America’s “few solid women” who at the present time make up greater than 15 percentage of the U.S. military and who serve along males in virtually each capability. listed below are the tales of the battles those girls fought to march beside their brothers; their stories of braveness and fortitude; of the indignities they’ve persisted; the injustices they’ve triumph over; of the blood they’ve shed; the comrades they’ve misplaced; and the demanding situations they nonetheless face within the twenty-first century.

U.S. army girls have lived, and proceed to dwell, the historical past that has helped to make and hold the United States what it really is. Now their tales were introduced jointly in a riveting firsthand narrative, as inspiring because it is illuminating.

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Falls ich damit recht habe, dass Staatsgebilde uns sicherer gemacht haben und der Krieg bislang so ziemlich unsere einzige Methode zur Bildung solcher Gebilde ist, bleibt uns kein anderer Schluss als der, dass der Krieg denn doch zu etwas gut gewesen ist. Meine dritte Schlussfolgerung jedoch geht noch weiter. So wie sie den Menschen ein sichereres Leben beschert haben, so haben die vom Krieg geschaffenen größeren Gesellschaften uns auch – und auch das wieder auf lange Sicht – reicher gemacht. Frieden schuf die Voraussetzungen für wirtschaftliches Wachstum und steigende Lebensstandards, so chaotisch und holprig der Prozess auch gewesen sein mag.

Dem ersten zufolge haben Kriege zu zahlenmäßig größeren Gesellschaften höherer Ordnung geführt und diese zu einem verminderten Risiko, dass eines ihrer Mitglieder eines gewaltsamen Todes stirbt. Diese Beobachtung stützt sich auf eine der großen Erkenntnisse von Archäologie und Anthropologie der letzten hundert Jahre, laut der die typische Gemeinschaft der Steinzeit winzig war. Hauptsächlich der Herausforderungen bei der Nahrungssuche wegen lebten die Menschen in Horden von einigen wenigen Dutzend, in Dörfern von einigen wenigen Hundert oder (wirklich sehr selten) in Städten von einigen Tausend.

Tatsache ist jedoch, dass professionelle Historiker und Archäologen – aus Gründen, auf die ich in Kapitel 1 eingehen werde – in den vergangenen fünfzig Jahren dem Krieg konsequent den Rücken zugewandt haben. Während meiner ersten zwanzig Jahre als Archäologe (ich habe 1986 promoviert) folgte ich größtenteils der Tradition meiner Branche. Erst während der Arbeit an meinem Buch Wer regiert die Welt? Warum Zivilisationen herrschen oder beherrscht werden bekam ich endlich ein Gespür dafür, wozu der Krieg tatsächlich gut gewesen war.

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