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What Marines may be learning from Houthi tactics in the Red Sea

May 6, 2024

The Houthis have imposed costs on a powerful navy by tracking down ships, threatening them with drones and missiles, and disrupting travel through vital waterways, while lurking near shore.

Member News, John Hurley

April 29, 2024

This week BENS Board member John Hurley was appointed to the Board of Directors of the The Stimson Center.

Lidar: Another emerging technology brought to you by China

April 29, 2024

The exponential growth in connected and automated systems has increased the demand for the sensor technology necessary to make them operate safely. Light detection and ranging, or lidar, is just…

Mining Giants Weigh $39 Billion Megadeal That Could Reshape Global Industry

April 29, 2024

Mines producing some of the world’s most coveted diamonds, copper and more are in play as Anglo AmericanAAL 2.86%increase; green up pointing triangle weighs a $39 billion takeover bid and other deal options…

The Army is trying to identify all the obstacles to adopting AI in 100 days

April 29, 2024

Poisoned data sets, trojan horses, and ever-changing cyber threats could derail the Army’s plan to broadly adopt AI. But a new 100-day plan aims to root out obstacles and prepare…

‘Europe could die’: Macron urges stronger defences, economic reforms

April 29, 2024

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Thursday for stronger, more integrated European defences as he outlined his vision for a more assertive European Union on the global stage.

China’s Economy Is ‘Failing,’ U.S. Indo-Pacific Commander Says

April 29, 2024

The U.S. military commander in the Indo-Pacific said he didn’t believe the economic growth figures reported by China and described the country’s economy as failing.

When will AUKUS allies receive US export control exemptions?

April 29, 2024

The U.S. may grant Australia and Britain a long-sought export control carveout for AUKUS in the coming months, but not as fast as some lawmakers wish while they wait on…

Resolving the disconnect between industry and the DOD’s space strategy

April 29, 2024

In September 2023, the U.S. Department of Defense released a congressionally mandated report on its strategy to protect space-based assets. This unclassified version of DoD’s top-secret space strategy incorporates multiple defense approaches,…