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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.15.18

By Avascent Analytics team Avascent Analytics Presents – FY19 Federal and DoD Budget: Initial Perspectives on the FY18 and FY19 Budgets President Trump’s budget request released on February 12 includes $686.1 billion in military funding, with a $617 billion base budget and $69 billion in OCO funding.  Avascent has put together an introductory set of slides showing the likely …

Political Report: 2/13/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Budget Deal and Budget Drop Days after a bipartisan budget deal was reached to fund Washington for another two years, the White House released the FY 2019 budget request on Monday. The far-reaching budget deal signed last Friday lifts limits on defense spending by $165 …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.8.18

By Avascent Analytics team 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. …

Political Report: 2/6/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Another Funding Deadline Looms with No Deal in Place Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on their big Super Bowl win. Apparently New England doesn’t get to win every year, but no hard feelings as it was a fantastic game. This week, Congress must deal with …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 2.1.18

By Avascent Analytics team Data Stories: Who Are The Big Air-and-Missile Defense Spenders in Europe? It’s no surprise that air-and-missile defense (AMD) spending has been on the rise in Europe since 2014. Fears over Russia’s aggressive posturing in the region and the ongoing conflict in Syria have put pressure on European countries to modernize their militaries and …

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