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Reimagining the MQ-9 Reaper

Watch the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies’ release of its new policy paper. Reimagining the MQ-9 Reaper, by Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.), Director of Research. Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Defense Concepts and Technology at Hudson Institute; Todd Harrison, Director, Defense Budget Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); and Caitlin Lee, Associate Director, Acquisition and Technology Policy Center, RAND Corporation join Gen Stutzriem for a

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From EMD to Milestone C and Beyond: Common Issues that Affect Developmental Programs Transitioning into Production | November 15

Watch the Mitchell Institute’s rollout for our newest forum paper: From EMD to Milestone C and Beyond: Common Issues that Affect Developmental Programs Transitioning into Production with report author Lt Gen Mark Shackelford, USAF (Ret) as well as Randall Walden, Director and Program Executive Officer for the Department of the Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office and Maj Gen Dwyer Dennis, USAF (Ret), Former Program Executive Officer for C3I and Networks. DOD and Air Force leaders

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Aerospace Nation: The Future Fighter Force Our Nation Requires: Building a Bridge

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch the virtual release of its new Research Study, The Future Fighter Force Our Nation Requires: Building a Bridge, by Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow. The U.S. Air Force’s fighter force is in crisis. After three decades of canceled, curtailed, and delayed investment in fighter aircraft modernization, the nation now finds itself with a small, fragile air superiority force. This is not just an Air Force

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Aerospace Nation: Gen Mark D. Kelly

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our VIRTUAL Aerospace Nation event with Gen Mark D. Kelly, Commander of Air Combat Command. Gen Kelly discusses how Air Combat Command is training airmen and building the future force in the era of great power competition. Lt Gen David A. Deptula (Ret), Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, will moderates the discussion and facilitates audience Q&A.

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Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen (Ret.) Tsai-Mai “Mike” Tien | October 14, 2021

The Mitchell Institute hosts Lt Gen (ret.) Tsai-Mai (Mike) Tien, Former ROC Air Attache to the United States. Gen Tien discusses the history and legacy of the Flying Tigers in commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the founding of the group. Daniel Rice, Senior Analyst at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, moderates the discussion and facilitates audience Q&A.

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Aerospace Nation: Understanding American Voters’ Sentiment on Strategic Nuclear Deterrence | September 16, 2021

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch an Aerospace Nation discussing our latest research: Understanding American Voters’ Sentiment on Strategic Nuclear Deterrence. For as long as any of us can remember, the debate surrounding strategic nuclear deterrence has been incredibly predictable. The arms control community, on the one hand, and advocates for the nuclear triad, on the other, continue to wield their tried-and-true talking points. You could read a newspaper article from

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