Suddenly it seems like most of the smart thinking about the future of the U.S. military is being done by women. Today's example isNora Bensahel, who has issued a sharp critique of where the U.S. military is at, with some recommendations about how it can do better.
One of her major points is that the relations between the active-duty military and the reserves need to be overhauled, especially since "tensions between the two components continue to escalate." She argues for revisiting the idea of blended active-reserve units. This is of course a touchy area bristling with political hot buttons, but that makes it something that OSD and Congress especially can address. Perhaps Defense Secretary Hagel could make this a project over the next two years.
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