The Chicago Tribune published Professor Kyndra Rotunda’s op-ed, entitled “Stop Encouraging Deployed Female Soldiers to Wear Headscarves,” in which she discussed the U.S. military’s policy of “encouraging” female soldiers deployed to Afghanistan to wear Muslim headscarves. In her op-ed, Professor Rotunda addressed the military’s defense of the policy as merely optional. “Anyone who has been in the military (I am a former Army major and a woman) understands how the U.S. armed forces work. Nothing is optional, especially over a commander’s preference.” Read Professor Rotunda’s opinion piece.