Unless I have missed something: right before Operation Iraqi Freedom began, it seemed the press was going out of their way, as usual, to find women to inspire girls. There were media interviews with a grandmother pilot, a mother leaving her kids to go to the front, etc. Now that we have press people (men) in combat with our guys, a few fewer fluff pieces on the girls. Of course, we wish the women who are over there the best and thank them as much as anyone else, but, as NRO readers are well aware, realism when it comes to women in the military has long been absent from policy and media discussions. I wonder what this war will do longterm to media coverage of the military.