Understanding the B-21 Raider: America’s Deterrence Bomber

Arlington, VA | March 23, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Research Studies series, Understanding the B-21 Raider: America’s Deterrence Bomber by Mark Gunzinger, Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments at the Mitchell Institute. Today’s U.S. bomber force falls short of having the penetrating strike capacity needed to meet the objectives of the 2022 National Defense Strategy. Thirty years of successive inventory cuts

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C2 Series: Clearing the Fog and Friction of Command and Control

Arlington, VA | January 9, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to announce three new Forum Papers in a series on command and control (C2) by Col Frederick “Trey” Coleman, the commander of the 505th Command and Control Wing. With an Air Force still pondering how it can accelerate change (or lose), as well as grappling with the requirements to realize a Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) concept, these short

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Press Release – The Royal Canadian Air Force Visits the Mitchell Institute

ARLINGTON, VA | November 4, 2022On November 3, the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies team met with the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Brig Gen Chris McKenna, Director General Air and Space Force Development, and Brig Gen G. Michael Adamson, 3 Canadian Space Division Commander. The increase of global threats demands robust partnerships between allies, and the Mitchell Institute is proud to participate in these dialogues. The Mitchell Institute’s Dean, Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (Ret.),

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Reviving A “Weak” Department Of The Air Force

Forbes | October 25, 2021 | Lt Gen (Ret.) Dave Deptula | The Air Force has repeatedly tried to get Congress to allow it to retire its old aircraft and reduce its excess infrastructure to free up funds inside its own budget allocation to invest in modern capabilities, all to no avail. Now it is time for plan B. Without Congressional approval to retire its old aircraft, or to close excess infrastructure, and without any

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The Eagle and the Dragon: An Opening Salvo in the Ideological Clash of the Ages

Arlington, VA | September 28, 2021 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies announces a new entry in its Forum Paper series, The Eagle and the Dragon: An Opening Salvo in the Ideological Clash of the Ages by Dr. David Stuckenberg. During the Alaska Summit in March 2021, the United States and China attempted to engage in formal dialog in an effort to ease rising temperatures between the powers. Instead, they spiked to historic highs.

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