for the Nation
Aerospace Nation: Exploring the Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy’s Implementation Plan (EMSSS I-Plan)
Spacepower Forum: Mike Roberts and the Space Rapid Capabilities Office
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
Press Release: Royal Australian Air Chief Visits AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies
Report: Pentagon Considering Space Weapon Reveal and Demonstration
Mission Creep Cost the Afghanistan War; Early Airpower Victory Squandered
Press Release: General Kevin Chilton Named New Explorer Chair for Space Warfighting Studies
Congress Should Support Rapid Procurement of Advanced Missile Warning Satellites
Space-based optical communications: updating SATCOM for the information age
From Gen Billy Mitchell and the Ostfriesland to 21st Century Aerospace Power
Defense Budget Smoke and Mirrors Keep America’s Air and Space Power Grossly Underfunded
From EMD to Milestone C and Beyond: Common Issues that Affect Developmental Programs Transitioning into Production
Understanding American Voters’ Sentiment on Strategic Nuclear Deterrence
Keynote Remarks at the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell’s Sinking of the Battleship Ostfriesland
Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win
A “Check Engine” Light to Accelerate Change: 21st Century Approaches for Assessing Cost-Effectiveness
Building a Force That Wins: Recommendations for the 2022 National Defense Strategy
Command and Control Imperatives for the 21st Century: The Next Areas of Growth for ABMS and JADC2
Building an Agile Force
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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.