Podcasts

Episode 103 – Hardened Shelters and UCAVs: Understanding the Chinese Threat Facing Taiwan

In episode 103 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Hardened Shelters and UCAVs: Understanding the Chinese Threat Facing Taiwan, John Baum chats with China expert Daniel Rice about a set of capabilities the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) may bring to bear in a possible future cross-strait conflict. Based on an independent analysis of unclassified aerial imagery, it looks like the Chinese military may be seeking to harness airfields adjacent to the Taiwan Strait for permanent,

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Episode 101 – B-21 Update, China Assessment, Election Implications for Defense, & F-15s Sunsetting at Kadena: The Rendezvous

In Episode 101 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast,  B-21 Update, China Assessment, Election Implications for Defense, & F-15s Sunsetting at Kadena: The Rendezvous, John “Slick” Baum chats with Lt Gen Dave Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Anthony Lazarski, Todd Harmer, and Daniel Rice to discuss the air and space topics that you’ve seen in the national security headlines. This week, we assess the newly-released National Defense Strategy, status of the B-21 program as we anticipate the rollout,

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Episode 90 — Crisis in the Pacific: What Just Happened between China and Taiwan?

In episode 90 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Crisis in the Pacific: What Just Happened between China and Taiwan?, Mitchell Institute’s Executive Director Douglas Birkey is joined by Brian Hart, a fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ China Power Project; Thomas Corbett, a Research Analyst at Bluepath Labs; and Dan Rice, Mitchell Institute’s Research Analyst, to discuss what we can learn from China’s recent military activity around Taiwan and the broader international

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Episode 82 – China v Taiwan: What’s Really Happening in the Air?

In Episode 82 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, China v Taiwan: What’s Really Happening in the Air?, John Baum chats with Mitchell Institute’s Dan Rice; Ken Allen, previously with the China Aerospace Studies Institute; Gerald Brown of Valiant Integrated Services; and Thomas Shattuck of Perry World House to better understand the dynamics between China and Taiwan when it comes to contested air sovereignty. Clearly, relations between the two nations are complex and heated. From an

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Episode 80 – Congress, Ukraine, and China: The Rendezvous

In Episode 80 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Congress, Ukraine, and China: The Rendezvous, The Mitchell Institute team gathers to discuss air and space topics that you’ve seen in the national security headlines. This week’s episode focuses on the defense bills moving through the House and Senate, with predictions regarding what Air Force priorities will win and lose. We also discuss the latest events that are occurring in Ukraine and risks involved with providing too

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Episode 72 – Understanding How Adversaries Think: China and Russia in Space

In Episode 72, Understanding How Adversaries Think: China and Russia in Space, Daniel Rice of the Mitchell Institute is joined by MI-SPACE Senior Fellow Christopher Stone, CASI Director Dr. Brendan Mulvaney and Air University’s Dr. Daniel Connelly to explore how the Chinese and Russian worldviews influence their approaches to operating and fighting in space. This comes down to a simple precept: deterrence happens in the mind of your adversaries. Crafting a better strategy comes down

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