Publications

The Need for Collaborative Combat Aircraft for Disruptive Air Warfare

Arlington, VA | February 6, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Research Studies series, The Need for Collaborative Combat Aircraft for Disruptive Air Warfare by Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.), Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments, with Maj Gen Lawrence A. Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.), Director of Research, and Bill Sweetman. Projecting decisive military power to distant theaters has long relied on the Air Force’s ability

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The Quantum Advantage: Why it Matters and Essential Next Steps

Arlington, VA | January 30, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is proud to announce three new Policy Papers in a series on quantum capabilities for national security applications by Heather R. Penney, Senior Resident Fellow. Quantum information science and technology (QIST) is a major focus of defense innovation, yet few in the defense community really understand what is needed to mature these technologies into valuable warfighter capabilities. U.S. policymakers often jump to

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Human Machine Teaming: The Intelligence Cycle Reimagined

Arlington, VA | January 22, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies announces a new entry in its Forum Paper series, Human Machine Teaming: The Intelligence Cycle Reimagined, by Lt Gen Dash Jamieson, USAF (Ret.). As the U.S. intelligence community (IC) plays its role in assessing both opportunities and challenges related to the problem of “too much information,” it must question some of its most foundational elements. Specifically, the relevance of today’s IC and the

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Winds of Change: Environmental Monitoring for an Era of Peer Competition

Arlington, VA | November 20, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Winds of Change: Environmental Monitoring for an Era of Peer Competition by Lt Col (Ret.) Tim Ryan, Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies at the Mitchell Institute’s Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence (MI-SPACE). Weather has always played an important role in military operations and will prove even more vital in

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Accelerating 5th Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge

Arlington, VA | June 29, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Accelerating 5th Generation Airpower: Bringing Capability and Capacity to the Merge by Lt Gen Joseph Guastella, USAF (Ret.), Senior Fellow at The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies; Douglas Birkey, Executive Director of the Mitchell Institute; and Lt Col Eric Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.). The Air Force faces a severe fighter aircraft

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