Synopsis: More military roles have recently opened up to women, but with most front-line combat jobs still male only, many male service members remain skeptical of servicewomen’s ability to lead.
Takeaway: “When Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa L. King was named the first female commandant of the Army’s elite drill-sergeant school in 2009, proponents of gender equality in the military hailed the news. But it did not take long for the grumbling to start. Traditionalists asked: How could a woman with no combat experience manage the Army’s school for training the trainers who prepare recruits for war?”
For background on this issue see our report, “Women in the Military,” Nov. 13, 2009.
--Marcia Clemmitt, Staff Writer
Jennifer Kahn, Huffington Post, May 14, 2012
Synopsis: Dan Waschbusch, a researcher at Florida International University, studies “callous-unemotional” children — those who exhibit a distinctive lack of affect, remorse or empathy — and who are considered at risk of becoming psychopaths as adults
For background on the issue, see our reports, “Youth Violence,” March 5, 2010; “Sex Offenders,” Sept. 8, 2006.
--Thomas J. Colin, Contributing Editor