On October 28, the Center for a New American Security held an event marking the release of a major CNAS report, Building Better Generals. This event featured: Brigadier General Paula Thornhill, USAF (Ret.), Director, Strategy and Doctrine Program (PAF), RAND; Dr. Tim Kane, Chief Economist, Hudson Institute; Lieutenant General David W. Barno, USA (Ret.), CNAS Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow; and Dr. Nora Bensahel, CNAS Deputy Director of Studies. The panel discussed the findings and recommendations in the report regarding the strengthening the U.S. flag officer corps through reforms in officer assignment, education, selection and evaluation.