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BENS President and CEO General Joseph Votel

August 20, 2023

This week General Joseph Votel, USA (Ret.), BENS President and CEO, was quoted in the POLITICO article titled ‘It’s Like a Bad Monster Movie’: U.S. Officials Who Helped Train Nigerien Troops…

You Go to War With the Industrial Base You Have, Not the Industrial Base You Want

August 20, 2023

In 1924, the Army Industrial College opened its doors for the first time. In the wake of the difficulties in mobilizing the American economy and supporting the expeditionary force in World War…

American National Security Has an Economic Blindspot

August 20, 2023

The world has entered an era in which economic conflict can increasingly determine the fate of nations. While the use of economic tactics to gain geopolitical advantage extends back to…

A Deadly, New B-1 Bomber Could Turn Chinese Aircraft Carriers Into Flaming Wrecks

August 20, 2023

The Air Force is on the verge of turning the B-1 bomber into a flying arsenal, bustingenemy ships and land targets with dozens of anti-ship and land-attack missiles. Theaircraft could…

Biden-Harris Administration Launches Artificial Intelligence Cyber Challenge to Protect America’s Critical Software

August 20, 2023

The Biden-Harris Administration today launched a major two-year competition that will use artificial intelligence (AI) to protect the United States’ most important software, such as code that helps run the…

Japanese F-35s to Make Inaugural Deployment to Australia

August 20, 2023

MELBOURNE, Australia — Japan will send its fifth-generation F-35 stealth fighters overseas for the first time later this month to take part in exercises in northern Australia. The Japan Air…

Ukraine War Driving US Army Electronic Warfare Development, Bush Says

August 20, 2023

WASHINGTON — The observable success of electronic warfare in the Russia-Ukraine war is motivating the U.S. Army to get its own in-development jammers deployed as soon as possible, according to…

The Economic Losers in the New World Order

August 20, 2023

The world’s biggest economies are offering huge subsidies in a cutthroat race to win the industries of the future. The losers: all the countries that can’t pay up. 

The AI Power Paradox – Can States Learn to Govern Artificial Intelligence—Before It’s Too Late? 

August 20, 2023

In April 2023, a group of academics at Carnegie Mellon University set out to test the chemistry powers of artificial intelligence. To do so, they connected an AI system to a…