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August Cole

Atlantic Council
Writer & Analyst & Consultant
August Cole is a writer, analyst and consultant specializing in national security issues. He is a writer-in-residence at Avascent, an independent strategy and management consulting firm focused on the defense and aerospace sectors. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, a non-partisan think tank, where he focuses on defense industry issues and American competitiveness. His fiction writing tackles themes at the core of American foreign policy and national security in the 21st Century, including the privatization of military and intelligence operations and the future of American power in the Pacific. From 2007 to 2010, August reported on the defense industry for the Wall Street Journal. From 1998 to 2006, he worked as an editor and a reporter for MarketWatch.com, a financial news Web site, where he covered everything from the Internet economy to private military contractors.