Episode 178 — Airpower in Central Command: Leadership Update

In episode 178 of the Aerospace Advantage, Airpower in Central Command: Leadership Update, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) and Doug Birkey chat with 9th AF/ US Air Forces Central Command Commander Lt Gen Alexus “Grynch” Grynkewich. When the U.S. sunset large-scale military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, many assumed military forces in the region would largely be tasked elsewhere—especially the Indo-Pacific. However, adversaries like Iran and numerous proxy groups have continued to pursue acts of

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Episode 177 — Hypersonic Ascendancy: Regaining America’s Edge

In episode 177 of the Aerospace Advantage, Hypersonic Ascendancy: Regaining America’s Edge, John “Slick” Baum chats with Dr. Michael Brown, the Principal Scientist of the High-Speed Systems Division at Air Force Research Laboratory, and Mark Rettig, Vice President and General Manager for Business and Technology Development at GE Aerospace’s Edison Works about what the Air Force and industry are doing to help realize this crucial capability at an operational level. The U.S. spent the 1960s as

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Press Release – Jennifer Reeves joins the Mitchell Institute Team as Senior Fellow for Space Studies

Arlington, Virginia | March 25, 2024 The Mitchell Institute’s Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence (MI-SPACE) is pleased to announce that Jennifer Reeves has joined our team as a Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies. The expansion of the MI-SPACE team demonstrates Mitchell Institute’s commitment to furthering the understanding of spacepower within the national security enterprise. Jen Reeves is a retired United States Air Force Colonel, who previously served as the Chief of Program Integration, Headquarters

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Episode 174 — Understanding the Air Force and Space Force Budget: Leadership Perspective

In episode 174 of the Aerospace Advantage, Understanding the Air Force and Space Force Budget: Leadership Perspective, Doug Birkey and members of the Mitchell team speak to Lt Gen Rick Moore, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters, USAF, and Lt Gen Shawn Bratton, Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters, USSF. It’s no secret that the Air Force and Space Force are in the middle of a massively transformative era. With threats on the rise

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Press Release – Mitchell Institute’s J. Michael Dahm testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC)

On Thursday, March 21, 2024, J. Michael Dahm, Mitchell Institute’s Senior Resident Fellow for Aerospace and China Studies, testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) on “China’s Capabilities and Concepts for ‘Counter-Intervention’.” Dahm’s testimony focused on China’s expansive system of command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, or “C4ISR” capabilities, as well as China’s advances in electronic warfare.

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