Rhetoric and Reality: Why the FY18 NDAA Won’t Lead To Higher Defense Spending
By August Cole and Matt Vallone
Matt Vallone recently sat down with August Cole to discuss fiscal-year 2018 defense spending and why, despite announcements of a $700 billion defense authorization bill, a major increase in defense appropriations looks unlikely. Although Republicans dominate both houses of Congress, current budget politics also look to be at odds with the Trump administration’s defense priorities.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
August Cole is the writer-in-residence at Avascent. He is the co-author of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War and the editor of the Atlantic Council’s War Stories from the Future anthology. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis at Avascent Analytics, is responsible for the team of analysts that maintain and update Avascent’s Global Platforms and Systems database. In addition, Matt serves as Avascent’s primary expert on Congressional activity and the appropriations process, writing a weekly report on Congressional action. Prior to working for Avascent, Matt served as legislative director for Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter in the U.S. House of Representatives. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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