Women at War

United States Marine Cpl. Christina Oliver, 25, right, laughs with a local girl during a patrol with a female engagement team or FET. Though the overall mission of the FET teams is to engage Afghan women, the female Marines are increasingly exposed to small arms fire and improvised explosive attacks. Photo by Lynsey Addario

United States Marine Cpl. Christina Oliver, 25, right, laughs with a local girl during a patrol with a female engagement team or FET. Though the overall mission of the FET teams is to engage Afghan women, the female Marines are increasingly exposed to small arms fire and improvised explosive attacks. Photo by Lynsey Addario

Photographer Lynsey Addario profiles several women through Afghanistan and at home in the United States. These women hold positions as pilots, anesthesiologist, nurses, and soldiers with the U.S. Armed forces. Women make up 20 percent of today’s military and are quickly taking up roles traditionally held by males.

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