Present Day State Militaries

More than a dozen states—mostly industrialized countries that are U.S. allies—currently allow women into certain combat positions (Goldstein, 2001, pp. 83-86). The exact number depends on how exactly one defines combat. Eritrea and South Africa have women in the infantry, owing to the recent integration of former guerrilla forces into state armies there. Eritrean women fought in the lethal ground war with Ethiopia in the late 1990s (constituting perhaps a third of all soldiers). Some reports put women at one-third of Eritrean combat forces. Women's status in NATO militaries is evolving year by year, with the policies and numbers shifting continually toward greater women's participation. Countries are generally moving along a common path—though at different speeds—from combat aviation, to combat ships, to submarines, to ground combat. Women aviators bombed Serbia (1999) and Afghanistan (2001).

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