The political decision to envelop women into SOF roles has been a controversial and tumultuous conversation. However, it’s important to note that women have always played a role. In fact, war and intelligence have never just been about men.
Harriet Tubman began was a spy who freed hundreds of slaves and burned down plantations for the Union Army. Virginia Hall was a member of the OSS and deployed to German-occupied France. She had already been there in a similar capacity for the British. The Germans gave her the nickname Artemis. The Gestapo reportedly considered her “the most dangerous of all Allied spies.”
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