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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.16.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Turkey • Indonesia • Philippines • Canada • Mexico Turkey A potential $1.5 billion helicopter deal between Turkey and Pakistan may be suspended due to increased diplomatic tensions between Turkey and the United States. Pakistan’s purchase of 30 T129 attack helicopters is facing pressure as …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.9.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Kuwait • Sweden • Latvia • US • Bulgaria Kuwait On August 2, the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced that the State Department approved a possible foreign military sale to Kuwait for 1,020 Mk-82 bombs, 1,002 Mk-83 bombs, and 600 Mk-84 bombs. These munitions …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.2.18

By Avascent Analytics team Pakistan’s Shifting Defense Procurement Practices Shane Mason sat down with Aaron Lin to discuss his recent white paper, Pakistan Looks East: Why Pakistan is Turning from Washington to Beijing for Defense Equipment. As Pakistan looks to non-Western alternatives for procurement, the podcast examines what this means for the American defense industry in the …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 7.26.18

By Avascent Analytics team Pakistan Looks East: Why Pakistan is Turning from Washington to Beijing for Defense Equipment Since 2001, the US has provided military assistance to Pakistan in exchange for a supply route to American troops in Afghanistan, while benefiting from Pakistan using this assistance to procure US defense equipment. However, President Trump recently ended this …

Political Report: 7/24/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: House Headed for Exits as End of Fiscal Year Draws Closer On Thursday, July 26th, the House of Representatives will recess for the remainder of the summer and return on September 4th. While the Senate will remain in session and negotiations will continue around appropriations …

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