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What Business Leaders Are Saying About the Red Sea Attacks

February 12, 2024

Recent attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia have forced companies to pay higher insurance rates or reroute goods around Africa, adding costs and delays that could put…

Israel scorns America’s unprecedented peace plan

February 12, 2024

Israel’s triumph in the Six Day War of 1967 was met by the “three nos” at an Arab summit in Khartoum: no peace with Israel, no recognition, no negotiations. 

China had “persistent” access to U.S. critical infrastructure

February 12, 2024

China-backed hackers have had access to some major U.S. critical infrastructure for “at least five years,” according to an intelligence advisory released Wednesday.

Member News, Lou Bremer

February 5, 2024

FirstWave has proudly welcomed Lou Bremer, a BENS Texas member, as one of its newest members. FirstWave, a private alumni organization comprising United States service Academy graduates, is dedicated to fostering…

New DOD program aims to pollinate U.S.-made biotech

February 5, 2024

The Pentagon wants to give rapid prototyping contracts worth about $60 million to U.S. biotechnology firms as part of a new program designed to improve supply chains.

Middle East Crisis: U.S. Strikes Over 85 Targets at 7 Sites in Iraq and Syria Against Iran’s Forces and Proxies

February 5, 2024

President Biden had promised to respond to the drone attack that killed three American soldiers this week. “Our response began today,” he said, in an escalation of hostilities in the…

Those Soldiers in Jordan Were Casualties of Bureaucracy

February 5, 2024

Sunday’s attack by Iranian proxies on U.S. forces serving in Jordan—the first time American soldiers have been killed by a conventional enemy air attack since the Korean War—serves as a…

Intelligence Reveals Details of U.N. Agency Staff’s Links to Oct. 7 Attack

February 5, 2024

At least 12 employees of the U.N.’s Palestinian refugee agency had connections to Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel and around 10% of all of its Gaza staff have ties to Islamist…

Pentagon calls out Chinese companies it says are helping Beijing’s military

February 5, 2024

The United States on Wednesday added more than a dozen Chinese companies to a list created by the Defense Department to highlight firms it says are allegedly working with Beijing’s…