for the Nation
MI-SPACE – 1st Annual Spacepower Security Forum
Policy Paper Release: Five Imperatives for Developing Collaborative Combat Aircraft for Teaming Operations
Schriever Spacepower Forum: Maj Gen Shawn N. Bratton
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
Chris Stone on the Downlink Podcast — Classified Deliberations: Chinese and Russian Weapons Systems Using Space, Options to Counter Them
Do the obvious thing: Establish a Space National Guard
It’s time to double down on drones for future conflicts
Press Release – Shane Thin joins the Mitchell Institute Team as Digital Media Content Assistant
Chris Stone on the Downlink Podcast — What’s Behind Russia’s Departure from the International Space Station
Press Release – Tim Ryan joins the Mitchell Institute Team as a Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies
Decades of Air Force Underfunding Threaten America’s Ability to Win
The Nuances of Air Control in Great Power Competition: What the No-Fly Zone Debate is Missing
Orbital Vigilance: The Need for Enhanced Space-Based Missile Warning and Tracking
Building Alliances and Competing with China: The Imperative for UAV Export Reforms
The Arctic Intersection: Site of the Next Collision with Russia?
Air War Over Korea: Lessons for Today’s Airmen
Beyond Pixie Dust: A Framework for Understanding and Developing Autonomy in Unmanned Aircraft
Drip Feeding Improvements in EMSO Will Not Work
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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.