An Operational Perspective on the Ethics of the Use of Autonomous Weapons

Arlington, VA | June 11, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies announces a new entry in its Forum Paper series, An Operational Perspective on the Ethics of the Use of Autonomous Weapons, by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. This essay, originally published by the Cambridge University Press in their Journal of Ethics & International Affairs, takes an operational perspective to examine the role that

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Are Guardians Warfighters?

Arlington, VA | May 16, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies announces a new entry in its Forum Paper series, Are Guardians Warfighters?, by Col Charles Galbreath, USSF (Ret.), Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies at the Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence (MI-SPACE). This position paper was submitted as part of a debate paper series from The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS). The debate paper series features essays

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Press Release – The Swedish Air Force visits the Mitchell Institute

Arlington, Virginia | April 10, 2024 On April 9, the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies team hosted the Air Chief of the Swedish Air Force Maj Gen Jonas Wikman and a delegation of his senior Swedish Air Force leadership. The discussion covered Sweden’s accession to NATO, its Nordic Air Power Concept, interoperability, and other areas of cooperation that will be the focus of an upcoming Aerospace Advantage podcast episode. The Mitchell Institute is proud to

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Episode 135 — Hill Update, Budget Caps, Space Trends, and Ukraine Perspectives: The Rendezvous

In Episode 135 of the Aerospace Advantage,  Hill Update, Budget Caps, Space Trends, and Ukraine Perspectives: The Rendezvous, Doug Birkey chats with Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Washington expert Todd Harmer, and Mitchell Senior Fellow for Space Studies Henry Heren about some of the latest national security developments. Our conversation begins by exploring recent news from Ukraine, especially the Wagner Group’s rebellion in Russia. We also discuss how the defense bills are progressing through

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Accelerating 5th Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge

Arlington, VA | June 29, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Accelerating 5th Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge by Lt Gen Joseph Guastella, USAF (Ret.), Senior Fellow at The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; Douglas Birkey, Executive Director of the Mitchell Institute; and Lt Col Eric Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.). The Air Force faces a severe fighter aircraft

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