Thursday, March 11, 2010

Reaching the Women of Afghanistan

The Small Wars Journal has a post (February 18, 2010) about reaching the women of Afghanistan in an effort to win over the Afghan populace.  There is a link to an article (Acrobat Reader pdf file) entitled "Trying to Win Afghanistan without Afghan Women" by Captain Matt Pottinger, Hali Jilani, and Claire Russo.  Essentially they submit that half the population of Afghanistan is made up of women yet the coalition forces ignore this possible base of support.  Discussed are the founding and training of the Female Engagement Teams by the Marines and also of interest are numerous comments debating the utility of approaching women for support.

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