News & Insights

Why the US rejected Poland’s plan to send fighter jets to Ukraine

March 25, 2022

Washington (CNN)The Pentagon said Wednesday that it is bluntly opposed to a Polish plan to provide fighter jets to Ukraine. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told the Polish minister…

Ukraine Relief

Support for Ukraine Relief Efforts

March 22, 2022

BENS Members, Like me, I recognize many of you are paying very close attention to the evolving situation in Ukraine. What we are seeing is unprecedented in many ways –…

The Post-Post Cold War World

March 20, 2022

In this quarterly analysis of events driving trends in politics and strategy, government relations firm Mehlman Castagnetti shares its take on the surprises, uncertainty and disruption of the Russia-Ukraine war…

Russia-Ukraine War Reading List

March 20, 2022

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML) has developed a list of books for recommended reading by those seeking a better understanding of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, their histories and cultures,…

Episode 13: Ross Perot, Jr., Chairman of the Perot Companies and Chairman of Hillwood Development

March 18, 2022

General Joseph Votel spoke with BENS Texas member, Ross Perot, Jr. Perot is Chairman of the Perot Companies and Chairman of Hillwood, a leading global real estate development company he…

FBI’s Made in Beijing: The Plan for Global Market Domination

March 13, 2022

The FBI has created a new tool to assist in its mission to identify, expose, prevent, and investigate intelligence activities on U.S. soil. It is a short documentary titled Made in Beijing:…

Video Profile from Ambassador Pyatt on Ukraine’s Military

March 6, 2022

On January 20, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt joined Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Lengyel, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR), on his trip to Khmelnytskyi, where U.S.…

Episode 12: Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS)

March 3, 2022

General Joseph Votel spoke with BENS DC member Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, President of NEC National Security Systems (NSS). Dr. Kiernan is a former Assistant Director of the ATF, where she…

Munich Security Conference: Closing the Defense Innovation Readiness Gap

February 27, 2022

For the past ten years, much like corporations, ministries of defense (MoDs) have reported innovation as one of their top priorities, citing it as a key driver of geopolitical standing…