Iraq documentary focused on female soldiers

I should have posted this on Veteran's Day, this past week. It's a review I recently wrote of a documentary about US service women in Iraq. The special team was called "Team Lioness" (they don't seem to have had any inkling of the implications of "lioness" in Arabic) and used to interact with Iraqi civilians in situations in which women were needed. It's a pretty good film, and one more reminder of how much Iraq (remember Iraq? Now that the election is over..) has cost. Although I think we need to always remember that it's cost Iraqis way more than it's cost our country.

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.