“For the longest time, I have more or less ignored a lot of those kind of behaviors,” said Schulman, who started in the Pentagon a decade ago as special assistant to Defense Secretary Bob Gates and served in several roles at the Pentagon and NSC, including as senior adviser to Obama’s last national security adviser, Susan Rice. Now, she said, “as they come back to me, I think, ‘Wow. Why on Earth did I not say anything at that point in time to somebody who would actually have the authority and power to do something about it? And how many women that were my peers where something worse did happen to them?"