It Takes a Woman to Lead a Mission

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I’m no hawk when it comes to armed combat anywhere outside the borders of the U.S.–and then only in defense of the homeland–but when I heard that a woman was at the head of one of the strike forces taking aim at ISIS in the Mideast—I felt proud. According to news reports, when the 35-year-old fighter pilot began to relay messages to ground control about the operation, the female voice so surprised radio operators, they didn’t respond for 20 seconds. Yet another example of how members of the female sex have the power to leave men speechless.

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