2nd Annual Spacepower Security Forum
for the Nation
April 6 – Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen Richard Moore & Lt Gen Philip A. Garrant
April 5 – 2nd Annual Spacepower Security Forum
March 27 – Operational Imperative Series: Defining the Next Generation Air Dominance System-of-Systems:
In the News & Commentary
Aerospace Nation Interview Series
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In the News and CommentaryAll News
Air Force And Space Force On Right Vector—But Need More Resources To Meet Defense Strategy
Press Release – Mitchell Institute Senior Fellow Lt Gen Joseph Guastella, USAF (Ret.), Testimony on “Confronting Threats Posed by the Chinese Communist Party to the U.S. Homeland”
Press Release – Mitchell Institute Dean Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Delivers Keynote Address at the 28th Annual National Security Law Conference at Duke University
Press Release – Mitchell Institute Team Adds Two New Research Analysts
Press Release – Charles Galbreath joins the Mitchell Institute Team as Senior Fellow for Space Studies
Why Ukraine Needs F-16s
Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (ret.) visits the Air Command and Staff College
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.
Back to the Future: Balloons in the Modern Security Paradigm
Understanding the B-21 Raider: America’s Deterrence Bomber
C2 Series: Clearing the Fog and Friction of Command and Control
The Next Frontier: UAVs for Great Power Conflict | Part 1: Penetrating Strike
Joint All-Domain Command and Control: The Role for Space
Hardened Shelters and UCAVs: Understanding The Chinese Threat Facing Taiwan
The Indispensable Domain: The Critical Role of Space in JADC2
Five Imperatives for Developing Collaborative Combat Aircraft for Teaming Operations
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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.
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