The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq
More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any U.S. conflict since World War II. And though many regard their service with pride, others experienced isolation, persecution, degradation and sexual assault. In her 2009 book, "The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq," Helen Benedict tells their story. In this video interview, Benedict discusses her reporting techniques and the larger issues facing women in the military.
Click here to read an excerpt from "The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq."