Nora Bensahel

  • Nora Bensahel: What assumptions about warfare, strategy are US military making today?

    American University Distinguished Scholar Nora Bensahel discussed the risk of following dangerous assumptions in warfare and what the US military may be overlooking.

  • Nora Bensahel: U.S. should adjust expectations, assumptions of warfare

    Military doctrine and strategy starts with assumptions, such as that leaders knows how to conduct a large-scale war.

  • ‘Me Too’ movement unmasks need for culture change at DoD

    The Me Too movement has women in different careers talking about sexual harassment and assault. The national discussion did not leave out the military, unmasking more actions needed to be taken by DoD to cope.

  • Nora Bensahel: Signing on to the “Me Too” movement

    The “Me Too” movement has sparked women and men throughout the economy to think and talk more openly about sexual harassment and discrimination.

  • Intelligence community women join the #MeToo movement

    Some women who hold or have held senior positions at the State Department and Defense Department are speaking out against sexual harassment.

  • Nora Bensahel & David Barno: Analysis of the Pentagon under Trump administration

    Many federal employees still wonder what direction their agency will head with Donald Trump in the White House – including DoD. Dr. Nora Bensahel and Retired Lt. General David Barno, from the School of International Service at American University, spoke to Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide an analysis of what’s ahead for the Pentagon.

  • How Army’s archaic evaluation system is hurting the service

    As some of the best officers leave the Army, the service’s personnel evaluation system is stuck in the 1950s and it’s still years before anything can change. Federal News Radio’s special report, The Army is Shortchanging its Future Force, shows the Army is starting to take steps to address the problem to meet its Force of the Future goals.

  • Are some of the Army’s best soldiers being forced out?

    Officers with advanced civilian degrees are getting pushed out of the Army. But they are the very people Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants in the military. The Army’s aging personnel evaluation system may be to blame.

  • Army’s budget needs to fit its mission requirements

    For the better part of 15 years, the Army has canceled and otherwise dis-invested in new technologies and capabilities. That means its soldiers work with old equipment and capabilities increasingly matched by potential adversaries.

  • Nora Bensahel & Lt. Gen. David Barno: The Army’s unbalanced budget woes

    Nora Bensahel, distinguished scholar in residence at American University, and retired Lt. Gen. David Barno, a distinguished practitioner there, are co-authors of The Future of the Army, published by the Atlantic Council. They walked Federal Drive with Tom Temin through some of the budget challenges the Army currently faces.