Publications

Airpower Against the Islamic State: A Diagnostic Assessment of Operation Inherent Resolve

ARLINGTON, VA (April 6, 2021) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “Airpower against the Islamic State: A Diagnostic Assessment of Operation Inherent Resolve” by Benjamin S. Lambeth. Viewed in hindsight, the more than four-year-long effort against ISIS that CENTCOM launched in August 2014 turned out to have been another success story enabled largely by U.S.-led airpower, which was the deciding

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Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Defense Team

Arlington, VA (February 28, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Defense Team by Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, and Douglas A. Birkey Executive Director of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. The Biden administration faces an array of security challenges that are as great as

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Desert Storm: 30 Years Later

ARLINGTON, VA (January 17, 2021) — The AFA’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to release a special report on the 30th anniversary of the start of Desert Storm, Desert Storm: 30 Years Later. According to the U.S. Government Accounting Office, the Persian Gulf War of 1991 “was perhaps the most successful war fought in the 20th Century,” and its success was based on the most successful air campaign the world has ever known.

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Air Force Persistent Logistics: Sustaining Combat Power during 21st Century Competition and Conflict

ARLINGTON, VA (December 23, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “Air Force Persistent Logistics Sustaining Combat Power during 21st Century Competition and Conflict” by Lt Gen Warren Berry, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection. He is responsible to the Chief of Staff for leadership, management and integration of Air Force logistics readiness, aircraft, munitions

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Aerospace Nation with General Jeffrey Harrigian

ARLINGTON, VA (December 22, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “Aerospace Nation with General Jeffrey Harrigian,” an edited transcription of the Mitchell Institute’s Aerospace Nation virtual forum on June 29, 2020 with General Jeffrey Harrigian, Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa. This discussion addresses the priorities of the U.S. Air Force in an

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The Coming 5G Evolution in Network Centric Warfare: The Sensor Saturation Theory

ARLINGTON, VA (November 17, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “The Coming 5G Evolution in Network Centric Warfare: The Sensor Saturation Theory” by Lt Col Anthony Tingle, United States Army retired. Lt Col Tingle was formerly the Concepts Evaluation Branch Chief at U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command. He holds a PhD in public policy from George Mason

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