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Building the Base episode 5: Kirsten Bartok Touw, Co-Founder, New Vista Capital

June 20, 2022

Kirsten Bartok Touw is Co-Founder of New Vista Capital and Managing Partner of AirFinance. She is an active early-stage investor in new and emerging advanced air mobility (AAM) technologies. Bartok…

International Relations Experts Discuss the NATO Alliance at Event Co-Hosted by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Business Executives for National Security

June 17, 2022

General Philip Breedlove, USAF (ret.) and Ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison discussed the future and relevance of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Wednesday night during a special event hosted at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML), in Chicago.

Who Is Deterring Whom? The Place of Nuclear Weapons in Modern War

June 16, 2022

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, old questions about nuclear deterrence have been revisited by a broad swath of academics, scholars, and pundits who have spent the past…

The Defense Production Act is helping rebuild the US industrial base. Let’s keep it that way.

June 15, 2022

Recently, the Biden administration has come under criticism for its use of a law which, until its application during the COVID-19 pandemic, was relatively unknown. The Defense Production Act has…

US Probing how American Electronics Wound up in Russian Military Gear

June 15, 2022

Federal agents have begun questioning U.S. technology companies on how their computer chips ended up in Russian military equipment recovered in Ukraine. Commerce Department agents who enforce export controls are…

The War in Ukraine Has Exposed a Critical American Vulnerability

June 14, 2022

In 1939, when America was emerging from the throes of the Great Depression, our Army ranked 19th-largest in the world, standing behind Portugal and only slightly ahead of Bulgaria. It…

Lawmakers Make Bipartisan Push for New Government Powers to Block US Investments in China

June 14, 2022

Congress is pressing ahead with legislation that could rewrite the rules for American companies investing abroad, proposing the screening of investments in countries like China seen as adversaries to protect…

Climate Change has FEMA Working Year-Round, Straining its Workforce

June 14, 2022

While the head of Federal Emergency Management Agency believes her team is ready for what is expected to be a particularly trying hurricane season, she is calling on Congress to…

Air Force Using AI to Improve Weather Models for Military Planning

June 14, 2022

The Department of the Air Force is using artificial intelligence to augment weather predictions and better understand environmental conditions in places where the U.S. military may be headed. Deputy Chief…