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Helen Benedict

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Helen Benedict

Helen Benedict, a professor of journalism at Columbia University, is the author of The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. (Beacon Press). Her articles on female soldiers won the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in 2008.


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More women have fought and died in Iraq than in all the wars since World War II put together. Yet the US military continues to treat them like second class citizens.