In Episode 69 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Brink of Nuclear War: Able Archers and Lessons for Today, host John “Slick” Baum is joined by former career Air Force intelligence officer and aerospace industry executive Brian Morra to discuss his new book The Able Archers and how the lessons he learned from his first-hand experience during Able Archer applies to Russia today. In 1983, following the NATO Able Archer military exercise and the Soviet shootdown
The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Forum event with David Trachtenberg, Vice President of the National Institute for Public Policy and Former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. We discuss Russia’s nuclear saber-rattling, how to address growing Chinese nuclear stockpiles, and the future of nuclear deterrence.
The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense Forum event with Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President and Director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Matthew Kroenig, Deputy Director of the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. They join us to discuss implications new technologies are having upon nuclear deterrence and how the U.S. should adapt its operational concepts, strategies, and associated capabilities.
The Mitchell Institute invites you to check out a discussion with the RAND Corporation’s Lt Gen Frank Klotz, USAF (ret) and Dr. Alexandra Evans discuss their recent report, Modernizing the U.S. Nuclear Triad, The Rationale for a New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile. Recognizing that the replacement of the Minuteman III ICBM has rekindled a debate regarding the value nuclear deterrence provides to the nation, Lt Gen Klotz and Evans evaluated the arguments, pro and con, regarding
Arlington, VA | January 13, 2022 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Maneuver Warfare in Space: The Strategic Mandate for Nuclear Propulsion by Christopher Stone, Senior Fellow for Space Studies at the Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence. America’s national security space enterprise is at an inflection point. Current U.S. Space Force (USSF) designs are based on constellation architectures with limited
The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and the Advanced Nuclear Weapons Alliance Deterrence Center present the annual forums on the National Nuclear Security Administration: Deterring Nuclear Aggression and Preventing Nuclear Proliferation A Personal Perspective on NNSA’s Past, Present & Future, featuring Lt Gen Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret.), former Under Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Security and administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
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.