Airpower

Episode 32: From the Ostfriesland to the B-21: Billy Mitchell and Modern Aerospace Power

Episode Summary In episode 32 of the Aerospace Advantage, From the Ostfriesland to the B-21: Billy Mitchell and Modern Aerospace Power, we mark the 100th anniversary of Brigadier General Billy Mitchell and the Air Service’s First Provisional Air Brigade sinking the captured German battleship Ostfriesland. While that accomplishment is incredibly significant unto itself, this anniversary also gives us an opportunity to consider Mitchell’s accomplishments with a broader lens and think about what it all means

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Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win

Arlington, VA (July 20, 2021) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win by Lt Gen (Ret.) David A. Deptula, Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, and Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. Success in tomorrow’s conflicts will largely depend on how warfighters are

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Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win | July 20, 2021 |

Success in tomorrow’s conflicts will largely depend on how warfighters are able to harness and adapt software, data, and algorithms at the unit level. The future must be one in which airmen are empowered to evolve software in a highly dynamic, responsive fashion to meet near-term mission demands. The Mitchell Institute hosts a virtual event with Dr. Tim Grayson, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Strategic Technology Office. This event examines Heather Penney’s

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Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen David Nahom on Force Modernization | July 14

The Mitchell Institute hosts Lt Gen David Nahom, the Air Force’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs on Aerospace Nation. Gen Nahom discusses the current budget debates on Capitol Hill and their impact on force readiness and Air Force and Space Force modernization programs. Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, moderates the discussion and facilitates audience Q&A.

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Why America Could Lose Its Next War

Defense News | July 9, 2021 | Mark Gunzinger | The result of 30 years of “building down to build up” is a military that lacks the capacity to fight a single peer aggressor plus defend the U.S. homeland and deter nuclear attacks. Since defense leaders seem reluctant to be forthright and sound the alarm, Congress must step in.

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