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    Posted January 25, 2013 by
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    Women in combat: Your take

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    I served in the IDF as an Intelligence officer, in the Gaza Strip, prior to the withdrawal.

    I see those years as the most defining time for my character that helped shape who I am now and how I view life and its obstacles.

    Being a woman in the IDF is not rare and many women serve in support positions and you can see to see them facing life treating events, standing toe to toe with the male soldier

    During my service I brought a different kind of perspective and solution that’s comes from me being a women.
    Seeing differently a situation and giving a different point of view that’s not common amongst the male officer comes very helpful for the commanders.

    Part of my rule in the army was using counter- intelligence to help the fighting units and my skills as a woman, especially the famous female intuition helped more than once to deceive the other side.

    Moreover, the benefits in allowing women to participate will not stay only in the military but also the leaks to society itself.
    Seeing women in the military as an equal and contributing member that shares the same goal to protect and serve the country, even till death, will help to create more equality in the society itself as the soldiers will remember their experience when they no longer be in service.
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