Too often, the narrative about female soldiers dwells on rape and PTSD. It’s time to recognize them for their incredible valor.
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Dressmaker of Khair Khana and a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She has spent the last five years reporting on entrepreneurship and economic development in mid- and post-conflict zones, including Afghanistan, Rwanda, and Bosnia, and is the author of the March 2011 Newsweek cover story "The Hillary Doctrine."
Allowing women in combat elates female veterans, who say all want are the same opportunities as men. By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
The veterans who filed an ACLU lawsuit to allow women in combat say exclusion is unfair and outdated. By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
The Taliban cut off Aisha’s nose and ears. Now she’s building a new face, and life, in the U.S. By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Activists say the videotaped killing of an Afghan woman is a harbinger of what’s to come if the Taliban return to power. By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.
Pat Tillman’s sweetheart talks to Gayle Lemmon about moving forward and her new book, ‘The Letter.’
While Afghan women deplore U.S. troops’ Quran burning, they’re even angrier at the ensuing violence.
Sahar Gul’s torture is just one case of Afghanistan’s widespread violence against women, which goes unreported and unpunished.
As Gayle Tzemach Lemmon reports, Afghans are livid at Joe Biden for his Newsweek interview.
The rate of child marriage is dropping in north India—and an innovative program pays girls to stay unwed.