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Journal of Women in Educational Leadership, Vol. 1, No. 2-April 2003 ISSN: 1541-6224


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As we prepare this issue for publication, the news of war with Iraq is dominant. A story aired by National Public Radio (NPR) focused on women in the war and noted that one in every seven members of the military personnel serving in Iraq is a woman (Morning Edition, April 2, 2003). Women in the War is a special segment of NBC's Today Show. Their report noted that 15,000 women are serving in Iraq (April 9, 2003). As television and radio reports bombard us with a steady stream of information and analysis, the stories of women's experiences in Iraq as hostages, missing or dead, have received special notice. These reports belong in the "ONE OF A KIND" genre that permeates the stories of women and their accomplishments.