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President Biden After Signing The Infrastructure Investment And Job Act Into Law

BENS Overview of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law on November 15th, funds projects and grants to build more resilient, modern, and secure infrastructure across the United States. This overview…

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BENS Competitiveness Council Event with Leaders from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property

Leaders from the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property recently joined BENS for an important conversation on the threat of corporate espionage and its role in Great Power…

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Modernizing the Nuclear Triad: Decline or Renewal?

The United States is planning to modernize its strategic nuclear deterrent for the first time since the Cold War ended over thirty years ago. The deterrent comprises three main components,…

ForeignPolicy News Senate Dems Break Biden Nominee Deadlock

Senate Dems Break Biden Nominee Deadlock

Former Obama administration Air Force Secretary Deborah James has been named chairperson of the Defense Business Board, one of the top outside advisory boards to the Pentagon. Other high-profile appointees…

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Deborah Lee James Takes Oath as Defense Business Board Chair

Deborah Lee James, former secretary of the U.S. Air Force and a previous Wash100 Award winner, took her oath of office as the new chair of the Defense Business Board…

CNN Amanpour And Co Votel On Afghan Withdrawal

Amanpour and Company: Gen. Joseph Votel (Ret.) on Afghanistan Withdrawal

To understand how the U.S. withdrawal could have been handled differently, and what needs to happen most urgently to improve the situation on the ground, Bianna speaks with retired General…

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From 300,000 to a Few Hundred: What Happened to Afghanistan’s Army

President Joe Biden told the American people on July 8 that the U.S. and its partners in Afghanistan had “trained and equipped nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military”…

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Many Facets Contributed to the Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan

NPR’s A Martínez talks with former U.S. CENTCOM Commander Gen. Joseph Votel about the military failures that led to the Taliban’s return to power in Afghanistan. The Taliban’s blitz offensive…

NYT Taliban Sweep In Afghanistan Follows Years Of US Miscalculations

Taliban Sweep in Afghanistan Follows Years of US Miscalculations

President Biden’s top advisers concede they were stunned by the rapid collapse of the Afghan army in the face of an aggressive, well-planned offensive by the Taliban that now threatens…

TheGuardian US Deserves Big Share Blame In Afghanistan Military Disaster

US Deserves Big Share of Blame for Afghanistan Military Disaster

As one provincial capital after another has fallen to the Taliban, the message from Washington to the Afghans facing the onslaught has been that their survival is in their own…