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Women's Work: Incorporating Females into the United States Military Strategy to Contain and Degrade Boko Haram   [open pdf - 349KB]

"Boko Haram is currently one of the world's deadliest terrorist organizations. Despite a multinational effort to contain and degrade Boko Haram, the terrorist organization continues to demonstrate growing operational capabilities and resiliency. One recent significant shift in Boko Haram's tactics is the incorporation and use of women in their organization to help perpetuate terrorist acts. What is the U.S.'s current military strategy to counter Boko Haram? What role do women have in the Boko Haram organization? How have females previously been used to combat terrorist organizations like Boko Haram? What was the impact of previously using females to combat terrorism? If the U.S. does incorporate females into its military strategy against Boko Haram, what impact would that have on the DoD? These questions will be explored and answered to support or rebut the incorporation of females into the U.S.'s military strategy to contain and degrade Boko Haram."

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2017-05-09
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