How should US military forces plan for a future that’s nothing but variables?

Being prepared for the next conflict is a guessing game for the military. They make preparations but those are rarely ever enough. What really counts is…

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

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How Army’s archaic evaluation system is hurting the service

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

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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…

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Nora Bensahel: DoD could save billions by hiring civilians

The Congressional Budget Office has found, the Defense Department could save billions by replacing uniformed people with civilian or contractors in certain…

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Nora Bensahel: A summer reading list for new members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

The Senate has confirmed Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford to be the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva will be the new vice chairman. It’s the first time in 32 years all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are turning over within a year. Nora Bensahel is a distinguished scholar in residence at American University’s School of International Service, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. She tells In Depth with Francis Rose about her recommended…

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