West Point's Woman Problem
December 8, 2019: Why aren’t there more women at West Point? All military occupations and units are now open to women, yet women made up less than 20 percent of the 2018 West Point graduating class. And that was the highest percentage ever.
Members of Congress and West Point's admissions department each play a role in determining the number of women admitted. This article discusses how they could increase recruitment.
Read more: West Point's Woman Problem (politico.com)
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