US military practice neither considers the gendered effects of kinetic actions in planning and executing operations nor tracks and measures them. The Department of Defense’s implementation of the Women, Peace, and Security Act of 2017 instead focuses on the role of women in preventing armed conflict and resolving it. The implementation of the Department of Defense’s new Civilian Harm Mitigation and Response Action Plan provides an opportunity to close this gap in an operationally relevant way.
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Jody M. Prescott, "Factoring Gender into Kinetic Operations," Parameters 53, no. 1 (2023), doi:10.55540/0031-1723.3203.