Gen Ray joins us at a time when the future of the U.S. strategic deterrent is the subject of intense interest and discussion. He shares his insights into the recapitalization and modernization of long-range strike, the sustainment of the bomber fleet, and emerging technologies such as hypersonic weapons, among other topics.
The Air Force is at a major juncture in the development of command and control (C2) capabilities. Under the aegis of the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS) and Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2) programs, the Air Force is pushing ahead with efforts to modernize its C2 architecture by capitalizing on emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Faced with the heightened threat environment created by America’s adversaries, these investments are critical to
Dr. Victoria Coleman, Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, joins us at a critical time for the Air Force’s modernization priorities. She will shares her insights into the Air Force’s science and technology strategy, the evolution of autonomy, and the development of the Advanced Battle Management System.
The Space Force recently unveiled new details of its plans to establish Space Systems Command to oversee the new service’s acquisition and launch service—and redesignate Space and Missile Systems Center as its headquarters. Lt Gen JT Thompson shares his insights and perspective on the standup of the new command, as well as how Space Force is working to both improve acquisition and better leverage services available in the commercial space market.
The Mitchell Institute hosts Maj Gen DeAnna Burt, Commander, Combined Force Space Component Command, U.S. Space Command; and Deputy Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force, as part of its Space Power Forum series. A few years ago, the Department of Defense was not even permitted to use the terms “space” and “warfighting” in the same sentence. Today, with threats in space rapidly accelerating, U.S. Space Command is “preparing for the war not yet fought.” General
Nuclear modernization is key to maintaining the U.S. nuclear deterrence capability. Dr. Kroenig and Mr. Costlow, two established experts in nuclear deterrence strategy and policy, join the Mitchell Insitute to discuss the modernization of the ICBM force; how our nuclear deterrent affects our allies, partners, and adversaries; and what China and Russia’s modernization means for our own nuclear forces.
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