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Political Report: 8/27/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Death of Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain Overshadows Passage of FY19 Department of Defense Appropriations Last week, the Senate took a major step towards completing FY 2019 defense appropriations prior to the start of FY 2019. By passing Senate Amendment 3695 to H.R. 6157, …

The Weekly Wire: For Your Situational Awareness 8.23.18

By Avascent Analytics team A quick look at the biggest stories of the week Poland • South Korea • Qatar • UK • India Poland Poland’s President Andrzej Duda announced his intentions to try to boost defense spending to reach 2.5% of GDP before 2030. Poland’s 2017 defense strategy review laid out a plan to gradually increase defense spending …

Political Report: 8/22/2018

By Matt Vallone, Director of Research & Analysis Main Story: Senate to Pass FY 2019 Department of Defense Appropriations This week, the Senate is likely to pass a major appropriations minibus. The Senate amendment to H.R. 6157 covers both the Department of Defense and the Labor-Health & Human Services (Labor-HHS) appropriation bills and is likely …

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 …

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