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McCain: Medic’s bravery should end debate on women’s combat capability

Sen. John McCain tells co-anchor Gwen Ifill how a female military medic epitomized the most courageous service in this online exclusive.

“Thirteen Soldiers,” a new book by Sen. John McCain and his longtime collaborator Mark Salter, tells the personal stories of courageous Americans who have served in each of the nation’s conflicts.

McCain sat down with co-anchor Gwen Ifill to talk about the book. In this online exclusive, McCain tells the story of Monica Lin Brown, a combat medic who served in Afghanistan.

Tune in to tonight’s broadcast of the PBS NewsHour to see Gwen Ifill’s conversation with McCain. You can watch on our UStream channel at 6 p.m. EST or check your local listings.

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