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TV News Neglects Women NatSec Experts, But They Exist (Obviously)

Today, Media Matters released a study showing that women foreign policy experts are underrepresented in television news, from weeknight cable to the Sunday shows. Truman National Security Project members know our national security is strongest when shaped and defended by diverse teams. That’s why we’ve fought for merit, not gender, to determine who can serve […]

SASC Women in Combat Hearing: Truman Statement

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) will hold a hearing on the implementation of the Secretary of Defense’s decision to open all ground combat roles to qualified women. Michael Breen, President and CEO of the Truman National Security Project, and an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said: “Those of us […]

The Daily Beast: Women Don’t Shy From Combat

Truman Project Fellow Kayla Williams disproves reports that women in the military are unwilling to switch into combat jobs. “Few women want combat jobs” a recent headline announced. I was startled—this was a totally different impression than I got at a December 2013 Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) meeting when a U.S. Army […]

Wall Street Journal TV: Marines Delay Fitness Plan Rollout for Female Soldiers

Truman National Security Project Fellow Kayla Williams explains her views on women’s roles in combat and fitness tests in the military. Click here to watch the full segment

What Senior Leaders Get Wrong on Military Sexual Assault

I’ve been out of the military for years now, but remain closely involved with the military community as an advocate for women in the military, veterans, wounded warriors, and military families. Since sexual harassment and assault have been prominently featured in the media lately, these issues frequently come up in discussions. A series of conversations […]

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