Podcasts

Episode 71 – Space as a Warfighting Domain: Discussion with Gen (ret) Kevin Chilton

In Episode 71 of the Aerospace Advantage, Space as a Warfighting Domain: Discussion with Gen (ret) Kevin Chilton, host John “Slick” Baum speaks with Mitchell Institute’s Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (ret) about the realities of modern military operations in space. While the U.S. did not instigate or favor turning space into a warfighting domain, our adversaries pressed in that direction. We must now respond. This means developing a range of terrestrial and space-based defensive and

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Episode 70 – Ukraine Update and the FY23 DOD Budget Release: The Rendezvous

In Episode 70 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Ukraine Update and the FY23 DOD Budget Release: The Rendezvous, The Mitchell Institute team gathers to discuss air and space topics that you’ve seen in the national security headlines. The conversation begins by discussing current trends we are observing with the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The group then discusses initial take-aways from the FY23 budget submission that went to Congress this week. With the Air Force set

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Episode 69 – Brink of Nuclear War: Able Archers and Lessons for Today

In Episode 69 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Brink of Nuclear War: Able Archers and Lessons for Today, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by former career Air Force intelligence officer and aerospace industry executive Brian Morra to discuss his new book The Able Archers and how the lessons he learned from his first-hand experience during Able Archer applies to Russia today. In 1983, following the NATO Able Archer military exercise and the Soviet shootdown

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Episode 68 – Airpower Deaf and Blind: Connectivity Under Assault

In episode 68 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Airpower Deaf and Blind: Connectivity Under Assault, host John “Slick” Baum, engages with Steve Trimble of Aviation Week and Space Technology and Heather Penney of the Mitchell Institute to discuss a fight over how we manage spectrum—the ecosystem where we communicate electronically. Exchanging information allows us to better understand the battle space, team with various actors, seek zones to best net mission results, and avoid threats. If

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Episode 67 – Ukraine and the Broader Implications: The Rendezvous

In episode 67 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Ukraine and the Broader Implications: The Rendezvous, host John “Slick” Baum, engages with Mark Gunzinger, Heather Penney, Douglas Birkey, Lukas Autenried, and Dan Rice of the Mitchell Institute team to better understand recent events surrounding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The conversation covers a number of key topics, including why deterrence failed to dissuade Putin, balancing force requirements between Europe and the Pacific, implications for space, China’s take

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Episode 66 – Hypersonic Strike: Have China and Russia Won the Race?

Episode Summary: In episode 66 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Hypersonic Strike: Have China and Russia Won the Race?, host John “Slick” Baum, engages with two leading experts, Dr. Mark Lewis and Dr. Dick Hallion, to learn more about this critical technology and next steps we need to take to operationalize it. The ability to fly at five at times the speed of sound is an absolute game-changer. However, flying this fast on an everyday

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