National Press Club

Sister In The Band Of Brothers: Embedded In Iraq

March 30, 2005

About This Video

Run time: 64 minutes

Ms. Skiba talked about her book Sister In the Band Of Brothers: Embedded With the 101st Airborne In Iraq, published by University Press of Kansas. She traveled to Iraq as an embedded reporter with the 159th Aviation Brigade. As one of only 60 female reporters in Iraq, she detailed her experiences as the only female civilian among 2,300 soldiers. The author describes her interaction with the soldiers, from "media boot camp" to the end of her assignment. Ms. Skiba answered questions from members of the audience after her presentation.