Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

From the writer of the hot York instances bestseller The fashion designer of Khair Khana comes the poignant and gripping tale of a groundbreaking crew of woman American warriors who served along specific Operations squaddies at the battlefield in Afghanistan­—including Ashley White, a cherished soldier who died serving her country’s cause.

In 2010, the U.S. military specified Operations Command created Cultural aid groups, a pilot software to place ladies at the battlefield along eco-friendly Berets and military Rangers on delicate missions in Afghanistan. the belief was once that girls may well entry locations and other people that had remained out of achieve, and will construct relationships—woman to woman—in ways in which male squaddies in a conservative, conventional state couldn't. although formally banned from strive against, lady infantrymen may be “attached” to diversified groups, and for the 1st time, ladies during the military heard the decision to attempt out for this targeted ops program.

In Ashley’s battle, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon makes use of exhaustive firsthand reporting and a finely tuned figuring out of the complexities of warfare to inform the tale of CST-2, a unit of ladies hand-picked from around the military, and the extraordinary hero at its middle: 1st Lt. Ashley White, who could develop into the 1st Cultural aid group member killed in motion and the 1st CST remembered at the military certain Operations Memorial Wall of Honor along the military Rangers with whom she served.

Transporting readers into this little-known global of fierce girls sure jointly by means of valor, threat, and the need to serve, Ashley’s struggle is a riveting strive against narrative and a testomony to the unbreakable bonds born of war.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a Senior Fellow on the Council on overseas relatives and a contributor to The Atlantic’s safety One. She is the bestselling writer of The clothier of Khair Khana and writes frequently for prime media retailers. A Fulbright pupil and Robert Bosch Fellow, she begun reporting from clash areas in the course of MBA learn on the Harvard company tuition following approximately a decade masking politics at ABC information.

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