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The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.22.19

By Avascent Analytics team FY20 Budget Review Following the rollout of the FY20 budget last week, Avascent’s Hamilton Cook sat down with Doug Berenson and Matt Vallone to discuss their reactions to the budget, what surprised them, and which elements of the budget met their expectations. The trio also take a deep dive into the budget breakdown …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.15.19

By Avascent Analytics team An in-depth look at the US Defense Budget By Hamilton Cook, Research Associate On Tuesday, March 12, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Department of Defense released the initial outlines of the 2020 President’s Budget Request, and Avascent Analytics has spent the last few days reviewing the FY20 materials to …

Political Report: 3/13/2019

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research and Analysis Main Story: Trump Administration’s FY2020 Budget Kicks Off a Tumultuous Fiscal Year This week, the Trump administration released its FY2020 budget request. While the full justification material for the Department of Defense’s Future Year’s Defense Program (FYDP) will not be released until next week, the material provided …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 3.8.19

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week US • Poland • Germany • India • UK US In its upcoming 2020 budget request, the Pentagon will be requesting six fewer F-35s than the 84 projected in last year’s budget, and it will likely lead to significant debates in Congress during …

Political Report: 3/5/2019

By Shane Mason, Senior Market Analyst Main Story: Congress Considers National Emergency, Next Week’s Skinny Budget, and Carrier Cuts The Senate is expected to vote this week on a resolution that would terminate the President’s declaration of a national emergency concerning the border with Mexico. The resolution passed the House last Tuesday, February 26th. All …

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