In Episode 86 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, So You Want to be a Thunderbird? Insider Perspectives, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum is joined by John “JV” Venable of the Heritage Foundation, former commander in the Thunderbirds, and Caroline “Blaze” Jensen, former right wing in the Thunderbirds, to reflect upon their years as members of the Air Force’s famed aerial demonstration unit. We all know the public façade—the incredible flying, polished personas, and famed liveries.
In Episode 85 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, B-21: Insights About America’s Newest Bomber, John Baum chats with Mark “Gonzo” Gunzinger and Chris “Jekyll” Brunner of the Mitchell Institute team about the future of the long range strike mission. Every bomber currently serving in the USAF inventory was designed in the Cold War. Not only did this see requirements optimized for a legacy threat, but technology was set at a far different baseline. To this point, the
Defense and Aerospace Report | July 10, 2022 | Chris Stone
In Episode 84 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Air Mobility in the Pacific: Time to Adjust Our Sight Picture, John Baum chats with C-17 pilot Lt Col Josh Holaday about what it will take to sustain combat operations in the Pacific. The US Air Force may have the best warfighting aircraft in the world, but these capabilities won’t mean much if we can’t keep them resupplied. The same holds true for mission personnel and the broader
KYMN Radio | July 6, 2022 | Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.)
The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Aerospace Nation on with Evelyn N. Farkas, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia; Bryan Clark, Senior Fellow and Director of Center for Defense Concepts and Technology, Hudson Institute; Seth Jones, Senior Vice President, Harold Brown Chair, and Director of International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); and Heather Penney, Senior Fellow for Airpower Studies, Mitchell Institute. The early
No matter the mission, from air superiority and long range strike to air mobility and command and control, a broad range of missions executed in the air provide vital options at the strategic, operational, and tactical realms.
National security space activities are essential facets of any military operation, while also creating conditions essential for the civilian economy.
Empowering actors at all levels with a smart set of options at the right time and place demands procuring the most effective, efficient, and resilient set of tools.
Meeting nationals security requirements today and tomorrow requires insightful, creative approaches that prioritize America’s strengths, while not projecting undue vulnerability.
Resource investment must prioritize investments that will yield best value for the Air Force, Space Force, and national security establishment as a whole.
Strategic deterrence is the bedrock of the national security enterprise thanks to the virtues and value of the triad.