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How the US Plans to Expand its Submarine Industrial Base for AUKUS

March 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — Defense officials are optimistic that billions of dollars of investments in the U.S. submarine industrial base will increase capacity to and even above the required two-a-year attack sub…

Joint Patents with China Pose Pitfalls in U.S.-Led Decoupling

March 19, 2023

TOKYO — The increasingly global nature of intellectual property development could provide Beijing some protection from the U.S.-led push to cut China out of supply chains, as companies worry about losing access…

Biden Proposes Pentagon Spending Increase with Industrial Base Focus

March 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — Defense Department spending would surge to $842 billion in fiscal 2024, up 3.2% over FY23, under the budget proposal released by the Biden administration Thursday. The administration issued…

To Deter Conflict, the Pentagon Must Accelerate Innovation Adoption

March 19, 2023

The era of great-power competition is fully underway and has arguably transitioned to a more dangerous level. Russia’s unwarranted invasion of Ukraine and China’s increasing tensions with Washington — coupled…

BENS Member

March 12, 2023

BENS Welcomes New Member:Stephanie Chung, Founding Chief Growth Officer and Current Global Brand Ambassador, Wheels Up

Event Recaps – March 12, 2023

March 12, 2023

Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: Expanding the Abraham Accords This week BENS President & CEO General Joseph L. Votel, USA (Ret.) testified on Capitol Hill before the House Foreign Affairs…

China’s Ambitions, Russia’s Nukes and TikTok: Spy Chiefs Talk Biggest U.S. Security Threats

March 12, 2023

U.S. intelligence leaders on Wednesday outlined a dizzying range of national security threats facing America, while making clear that China ranked atop the list. The ruling Chinese Communist Party “represents…

Space Force Eyes True Anomaly’s Satellite ‘Pursuit’ Capability for Ops

March 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — Barely a year old, Colorado-based startup True Anomaly already has caught the attention of the Space Force for its planned artificial intelligence-powered software and highly maneuverable satellites designed…

Chinese Actions in South America Pose Risks to U.S. Safety, Senior Military Commanders Tell Congress

March 12, 2023

Recent Chinese actions, like financing a $3 billion container port, establishing a space monitoring station near the Straits of Magellan and buying lithium mining operations in three South American nations,…