News & Insights

Marines, Air Force on track for 2024 recruiting; Navy projected to miss

July 15, 2024

With three full months left in the fiscal year for military recruiting, the services already are developing a sense of whether they’ll make their target recruiting mission or end up short.

BENS Member, Michelle Giuda

July 15, 2024

At the recent “CHIPS for America: Execute for Global Success” Summit, held at the U.S. Senate, BENS Member Michelle Giuda, CEO of the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue,…

Event Recap-July 15, 2024

July 15, 2024

Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward, author of China’s Vision of Victory and The Decisive Decade, recently joined BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser for an engaging fireside chat focused on how to revitalize US and allied economic…

BENS member, Liz Martin

July 15, 2024

BENS member Liz Martin, Director at Amazon Web Services, will feature at The 15th Annual Aspen Security Forum, hosted from July 16-19, 2024. This year’s event will explore innovative new collaborations across government,…

What NATO Means to the World

July 15, 2024

Next week, the leaders of NATO’s 32 countries will meet in Washington, D.C., for the alliance’s 75th-anniversary summit. They will celebrate 75 years of unity between Europe and North America—unity…

Why Can’t America Build Enough Weapons?

July 15, 2024

On the morning of August 1, 1943, a strike force of 178 B-24 four-engine bombers lifted off from airfields in North Africa to attack the German-controlled oil refineries in Ploiesti,…

Nato Rolls Out New Defense Industrial Pledge for 75th Anniversary

July 15, 2024

NATO SUMMIT 2024 — As world leaders and defense ministers descend on the US capital for a summit marking NATO’s 75th anniversary, alliance leaders this afternoon previewed a new defense industrial pledge…

How Ukraine’s Drone Industry Took Flight

July 15, 2024

Vladyslav Ripko’s day job is working for the Ukrainian government as a financial analyst. But in the evenings and on weekends, he and his friends make drones for the army.…

Pentagon keeps commitment to Sentinel nuclear missile as costs balloon

July 15, 2024

The military will continue developing its new LGM-35A Sentinel intercontinental ballistic missile but has told the U.S. Air Force to restructure the program to get its ballooning costs under control.