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Episode 60 – Gaining the Edge in Space Maneuver Warfare
Schriever Spacepower Forum: Gen John Raymond
Episode 59 – China in 2022: Top 5 Security Factors
Maneuver Warfare in Space: The Strategic Mandate for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion
No matter the mission, from air superiority and long range strike to air mobility and command and control, a broad range of missions executed in the air provide vital options at the strategic, operational, and tactical realms.
National security space activities are essential facets of any military operation, while also creating conditions essential for the civilian economy.
Empowering actors at all levels with a smart set of options at the right time and place demands procuring the most effective, efficient, and resilient set of tools.
Meeting nationals security requirements today and tomorrow requires insightful, creative approaches that prioritize America’s strengths, while not projecting undue vulnerability.
Resource investment must prioritize investments that will yield best value for the Air Force, Space Force, and national security establishment as a whole.
Strategic deterrence is the bedrock of the national security enterprise thanks to the virtues and value of the triad.
In the News and CommentaryAll News
“I would disagree with the commander”: Mitchell Institute dean says small drones not a major threat
United States must make satellite constellations more defensible, says former Strategic Command leader
Pentagon should focus on action to deter anti-satellite capabilities, says spacepower strategy expert
Responses to Russian anti-satellite tests should be more about capability than condemnation
Reviving A “Weak” Department Of The Air Force
America’s Drone Programs Matter Today More Than Ever
Survey Finds Nuclear Triad Modernization Has Bipartisan Support, Former Defense Official Reports
Maneuver Warfare in Space: The Strategic Mandate for Nuclear Propulsion
The Backbone of JADC2: Satellite Communications for Information Age Warfare
Affordable Mass: The Need for a Cost-Effective PGM Mix for Great Power Conflict
Reimagining the MQ-9 Reaper
The Future Fighter Force Our Nation Requires: Building a Bridge
The Eagle and the Dragon: An Opening Salvo in the Ideological Clash of the Ages
From EMD to Milestone C and Beyond: Common Issues that Affect Developmental Programs Transitioning into Production
Understanding American Voters’ Sentiment on Strategic Nuclear Deterrence
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Flying & Fighting
in the Modern Age
Employing successful modern combat aerospace power today and in the future demands questioning long-standing assumptions and seeking smarter ways of achieving desired mission goals.
Individuals engaging in tomorrow’s aerospace domain, whether at the tactical, operational, or strategic levels, will face a future far different than what they experienced in the past. The last century saw aerospace power ascend in the industrial age, when the state of the art was governed by mechanical prowess.
Dollars & Sense
The US Air Force is embarking upon a crucial modernization cycle. Presently, airmen are flying combat missions in aircraft that average over a quarter of a century in age. Said another way, many pilots are younger than the aircraft in which they are taking into the sky.