January 15 2023

BENS Executive Brief
January 15, 2023 

   
     
Leveraging U.S. Capital Markets to Support the Future Industrial Network

Leveraging U.S. Capital Markets to Support the Future Industrial Network
Joseph L. Votel, Francis A. Finelli, and Samuel Cole

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BENS EVENT RECAP
   

BENS delegation to Jordan

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jordan Trip | January 9 – 13, 2023

On this trip the BENS delegation had meetings with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein, the Joint Chiefs of Staff Maj. Gen. Yousef Huneiti and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Ayman Hussein Abdullah Al-Safadi to name a few. The overall theme of the visit was the prospect of cooperation and seeking opportunities for enhancing ties.

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Additional Articles:

The Jordan Times  | Arab News | Menafn | Roya News

   
PODCASTS
   

Shyam Sankar

Shyam Sankar COO, Palantir Technologies, Inc.

This week’s podcast expands beyond “Building the Base.” Learn more about Shyam’s fascinating personal story as an immigrant and refugee. A truly “only in America” story. Hear how he and his family came to the US from Nigeria to escape the violence and corruption the country faced at the time, and how that journey, from upheaval and through several entrepreneurial failures, led to his joining Palantir in 2006 as the first business hire, to become its COO today.

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MEMBER SUBMITTED

Opinions expressed in the Executive Brief are those of the authors and do not represent policy positions of BENS.

   

Congress Must Not Abandon Female Afghan Soldiers Who Fought Alongside Us

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Submitted by Mary Boies

Congress must not abandon female Afghan

   

Navy Successfully Demonstrates Unmanned Cargo Delivery Systems for Ships at Sea

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Submitted by Edward Hochman

Unmanned Cargo Delivery Systems

   

“Global Risk Forecast 2023: A Look Beyond the Horizon” – informing organizations of impact events and potential risks that may affect safety, security, and business continuity.

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Submitted by Pete Dordal

Global Risk Forecast 2023

   

Divesting Assault Breaching and Bridging Capabilities Will Hurt America’s Marines

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Submitted by Ramon Marks

Divesting Assault Breaching and Bridging Capabilities

   
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TANG

BENS further strengthens its partnership with the Navy’s innovative design and methodology team with a visit to the Tactical Advancements for the Next Generation (TANG) office. BENS staff received a demonstration of TANG’s virtual reality “holodeck” – a technology used to simulate and optimize the experience of both current and future sailors and discussed areas of potential collaboration.

   

 

   
THE WEEK’S BEST READS
   

Lagging Arms Production Makes Pentagon Wary of Further Industry Consolidation (Wall Street Journal)

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GOP Pick to Lead House China Committee Vows to Win ‘New Cold War’ (Defense News)

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OK Boomer: What Today’s Young Shipyard Workers Want (Defense One)

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Keep ISIS Off Twitter (Wall Street Journal)

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The U.S. Navy Submarine Force Could Sink the Chinese Fleet and Save Taiwan, But at the Cost of Half of its Boats (Forbes)

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Congress Boosts Funding to Stockpile Key Metals, Battery Ingredients (Wall Street Journal)

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U.S., Japan set to announce shake-up of Marine Corps units to deter China (The Washington Post)

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Opinion | Biden Needs Allies to Keep China and Russia in Check. Here’s How to Do It (The Washington Post)

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Retention of Surface Warfare Officers is Improving, SWO Boss Says (Navy Times)

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BENS EVENTS
   
Patty-Jane Geller

Multiple Dates, Locations
BENS Texas luncheon discussion on America’s Nuclear Triad with Patty-Jane Geller, Senior Policy Analyst for Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for National Defense.

REGISTER / January 18, Dallas

REGISTER / January 19, Austin

REGISTER / March 8, Houston

REGISTER / March 9, San Antonio

   
Brig Gen Tom Cosentino

January 19 | Southeast
A BENS 2023 Look Ahead with BENS Chief Operating Officer, Brig. Gen. Tom Cosentino, US Army (ret.).

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Multiple Dates, Locations
BENS Texas luncheon discussions on China and the 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party with Col Heino Klinck, USA (Ret.), Senior Associate, CSIS, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia.

REGISTER / January 24, San Antonio

REGISTER / January 25, Houston

   
Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond

March 7 | Washington, DC
Discussion with General John “Jay” Raymond, USAF (Ret.)

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