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Getting Ahead of the Curve: Operational Insights at the Dawn of the Fifth-Gen Fighter Era

AVASCENT WHITE PAPER March 2018 By Steve Ganyard (Colonel, USMC, Ret.), David “Chip” Berke (LtCol, USMC, Ret.) Infographic Contributors: Hamilton Cook, Matt Vallone Download PDF: Amid all the fanfare around the arrival of fifth-generation fighters in US and allied air forces, it is a mistake to overlook the technological, cultural, operational, and defense industrial disruption these jets will …

Avascent on the Record: Over the Horizon: How China and North Korea are Reshaping Allied Defense Investment in the Asia-Pacific

Over the Horizon: How China and North Korea are Reshaping Allied Defense Investment in the Asia-Pacific By August Cole, Steve Ganyard, and Alex Chang Growing threats from North Korea and China are reshaping allied defense investment in the region and are calling into question U.S. military dominance for the first time in decades. August Cole …

Avascent on the Record: Rhetoric and Reality: Why the FY18 NDAA Won’t Lead To Higher Defense Spending

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 …