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Back to the Future: Balloons in the Modern Security Paradigm

Arlington, VA | March 17, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies announces a new entry in its Forum Paper series, Back to the Future: Balloons in the Modern Security Paradigm by Dr. Greg Canavan and Dr. John Browne. It is clear from the coverage and commentary on the recently downed Chinese high-altitude surveillance balloon that it caught America’s defense establishment on the back foot. These and other of China’s recent activities appear to

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Understanding the B-21 Raider: America’s Deterrence Bomber

Arlington, VA | March 23, 2023 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Research Studies series, Understanding the B-21 Raider: America’s Deterrence Bomber by Mark Gunzinger, Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments at the Mitchell Institute. Today’s U.S. bomber force falls short of having the penetrating strike capacity needed to meet the objectives of the 2022 National Defense Strategy. Thirty years of successive inventory cuts

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Mitchell Institute’s 2022 Year in Review

Arlington, VA | January 17, 2023 | The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies Looking back at 2022,​​​​​ Mitchell Institute stands proud of the work the team accomplished in 2022. The numbers speak for themselves: 13 research studies and policy papers; 39 Aerospace Nation video panels with the top aerospace leadership; and 49 podcasts delving into key air and space issues. We did this at a time when national security threats continue to grow. This means the

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Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen James Dawkins & Maj Gen Michael Lutton

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies invites you to watch and listen to our Aerospace Nation event with Lt Gen James Dawkins, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration and Maj Gen Michael Lutton, Commander, Twentieth Air Force, Air Force Global Strike Command. The generals discuss the importance of the Air Force’s nuclear enterprise to the nation’s security, how the global nuclear landscape has changed, and how the Air Force is progressing

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