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May 30th, 2011
07:26 AM ET

Should women be fighting on the front lines in combat? A female Marine shares her experience

There are more than 200,000 women serving in the U.S. military around the world. While the U.S. still officially bans women from combat, many are still fighting and dying on the front lines.

In her book Hesitation Kills: A Female Marine Officer's Combat Experiences in Iraq Jane Blair reveals what it's like to be a female soldier experiencing combat first-hand. How did she deal with male superior officers? What type of prejudices did she encounter from male soldiers? How did she connect with the Iraqi civilians who saw her as "the enemy?"

Jane joins Alina Cho and Christine Romans on American Morning this morning to talk about her new book and share her experience fighting on the front lines.

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