May 18, 2015

Ashley’s War: A Special Ops Heroine

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon grew up in Greenbelt, a working-class kid, public schools, her mother a single mom who worked at the phone company by day and sold Tupperware in the evenings.

She grew up to be a journalist for ABC, then got a Harvard MBA (she is now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations), and focused her work on the economic affairs of women in developing countries. “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” her 2011 book on a young woman and her family under the Taliban in Afghanistan, was a New York Times bestseller.

So when she heard about the U.S. military’s first program to put women in special operations programs — in Afghanistan — she knew it was her next book.

Read the full article in The Washington Post.