Podcasts

Episode 65: When It Matters the Most: Combat Search and Rescue

In episode 65 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, When It Matters the Most: Combat Search and Rescue, host John “Slick” Baum, engages with 23rd Wing Commander Col Russ Cook to explore the team behind this critical mission set. Bottom line, when aircrews strap into their jets and fly into harm’s way, they face the very real chance of getting shot down, having to eject, and finding themselves deep behind enemy lines with nothing but some

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Episode 64: Russia, China, and the US Air Force Stretched Too Thin: We’ve Been Here Before…Lessons from Korea

In episode 64 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Russia, China, and the US Air Force Stretched Too Thin: We’ve Been Here Before…Lessons from Korea, host John “Slick” Baum, engages with Mitchell’s executive director Doug Birkey to discuss his latest report regarding the Air War over Korea and why the lessons from that conflict matter more than ever today. Often lost between WWII and Vietnam, the air war over Korea holds particular relevance for members of

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Episode 63 – Affordable Mass: Precision Guided Munition Requirements for Great Power Conflict

In episode 63 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Affordable Mass: Precision Guided Munition Requirements for Great Power Conflict, host John “Slick” Baum, Maj Gen Jason “Armo” Armagost of Air Force Global Strike Command and Mark “Gonzo” Gunzinger of the Mitchell Institute discuss the types of precision-guided munitions (PGMs) we’ll need for future conflicts. As much as we love to talk about aircraft, it’s important to recognize netting desired combat effects comes down to getting bombs

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Episode 62 – The Backbone of JADC2: Satellite Communications

In episode 62 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, The Backbone of JADC2: Satellite Communications, host John “Slick” Baum speaks with Director of the Space Development Agency, Dr. Derek Tournear; Vice President for Space Systems at General Atomics EMS, Gregg Burgess; and MI-SPACE Senior Analyst, Lukas Autenried to discuss steps we need to take to ensure resilient space-based communications. The ability to exchange information in a global, real-time fashion is vital to any military operation. The

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Episode 61 – Ukraine, Washington Update, and the Space Force: The Rendezvous

Episode Summary: In episode 61 of the Aerospace Advantage Podcast Ukraine, Washington Update, and the Space Force: The Rendezvous, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, Heather Penney, Douglas Birkey, and Lukas Autenried of the Mitchell Institute team discuss some of the latest developments that are impacting U.S. national security. 2022 is off to a fast start, whether considering Russia’s potential invasion of Ukraine, a Department of Defense highly compromised

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Episode 60 – Gaining the Edge in Space Maneuver Warfare

Episode Summary: In episode 60 if the Aerospace Advantage Podcast, Gaining the Edge in Space Maneuver Warfare, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by Mitchell Institute Senior Fellow Chris Stone, Dr. Ron Faibish of General Atomics EMS, Maj Nathan Greiner of DARPA, and Space Force Weapons Officer Lt Col Brandon Davenport to discuss what it will mean to successfully engage in space given current and future threats. A key technology required to facilitate this future

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