The Democrats had Carol Moseley-Braun running in this year's primary but she wasn't even the top black candidate in the field.
Any woman is going to have a difficult time running for President during a time of war. It's just the perception that a woman isn't going to be forceful enough to put lives on the line if necessary.
Unfair? Maybe. But it's a very hard sell to the American public.
BTW, what about when Jeane Kirkpatrick (a Republican) was U.N. Ambassador? That was under Reagan (IIRC). She toyed with the idea of running for president but never made an official go of it.