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The Challenge

The United States faces significant national security headwinds, the likes of which it has not seen since the Cold War. Whether considering technological challenges, industrial base considerations, or basic fiscal realities, adversaries are rapidly eroding security advantages enjoyed by the US over the last several decades. Aerospace power empowered by the attributes of the information age will allow the US to pursue strategies that will yield effective, prudent policy options amidst these new realities. Nations

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A Growing Threat

Surviving and Succeeding in Today’s Threat Environment The United States faces an inflection point with respect to power projection in an increasingly dangerous, contested, and complex security environment. Ever since the end of the Cold War, Americans have assumed their nation possessed military superiority, no matter the situation. However, the actions of multiple competing nations are steadily eroding this advantage. China and Russia are concurrently developing strategies and fielding advanced capabilities specially designed to counter

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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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Understanding the Promise of Skyborg and Low-Cost Attritable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

ARLINGTON, VA (October 1, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Understanding the Promise of Skyborg and Low-Cost Attritable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Mark Gunzinger, Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments at the Mitchell Institute, and Lukas Autenried, Senior Analyst at the Mitchell Institute. In the face of rising great power threats and a potential defense budget downturn, the U.S. Air

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Acquiring the Air Force We Need

ARLINGTON, VA (June 8, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, “Acquiring the Air Force We Need” by John “JV” Venable. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, with more than 3,300 hours in the F-16C. At present, JV serves as a Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy in the Center for National Defense

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