News & Insights

The Sorry State of America’s Submarine Fleet

October 8, 2023

The U.S. submarine fleet is in a dire state. The U.S. doesn’t have the domestic infrastructure to repair and sustain its existing subs, much less expand the fleet. America needs…

Putin Claims Russia Successfully Tested a Nuclear-Powered Missile

October 8, 2023

President Vladimir V. Putin claimed on Thursday that Russia had successfully tested the Burevestnik, an experimental nuclear-powered cruise missile, and had almost completed work on a new type of nuclear-capable…

Building the Base Episode 37: Lauren Knausenberger

October 4, 2023

In this episode of Building the Base Laruen Bedula and Hondo Geurts chat with, former Chief Information Officer of the Air Force, Lauren Knausenberger. Lauren shares her journey from the…

Event Recaps – October 01, 2023

October 1, 2023

Thursday, BENS Chairman Mark Gerencser moderated a distinguished panel of BENS board members: Sam Cole, Frank Finelli, and Ed Kania to discuss “Re-Imagining the Military Industrial Complex – Leveraging the Power of Networks.” The important conversation…

Ukraine to Launch Joint WeaponsProduction with US, Zelensky Says

October 1, 2023

Ukraine and the United States have agreed to launch joint weapons production in a step that will enable Kyiv to start producing air defence systems, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on…

America Needs a National Maritime Strategy

October 1, 2023

America doesn’t have enough ships and building more takes far too long. A war with any level of attrition in the Pacific could quickly turn catastrophic without sufficient warships, combat…

Breakaway Somaliland Says Will Not Discuss Unification with Somalia

October 1, 2023

MOGADISHU, Sept 25 (Reuters) – The breakaway region of Somaliland said it has no plans to discuss unity with Somalia, appearing to contradict Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni who said he…

Space Force Partners To Craft Global Supply Chain Strategy

October 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Space Force officials will meet next month with industry leaders and key international partners to discuss a strategy for supply chain resiliency. The discussions will be led…

A Stunningly Sudden End to a Long, Bloody Conflict in the Caucasus

October 1, 2023

Tens of thousands died fighting for and against it, destroying the careers of two presidents — one Armenian, one Azerbaijani — and tormenting a generation of American, Russian and European…