Officially, the Pentagon bars female soldiers from direct combat duty. But in Iraq, women have found themselves in the line of fire more than ever before. On Veterans Day, we talk with some female soldiers about their experiences.

Tia Christopher, women's veteran coordinator for Swords to Plowshares
Ranie Ruthig, former staff sergeant in the U.S. Army
Meg McLagan, filmmaker behind "Lioness," a film about the experiences of female soldiers in Iraq airing Thursday on KQED Television
Linsay A. Rousseau Burnett, former sergeant in the U.S. Army

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