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.
The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and the Advanced Nuclear Weapons Alliance Deterrence Center present the Annual Forums on the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Cornerstone of U.S. Strategic Nuclear Deterrence: Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Stewardship and Inertial Confinement Fusion: How the U.S. Uses Big Science to Ensure Our Aging Nuclear Warheads Work with opening remarks by Dr. Mark Anderson, Assistant Deputy Administrator Research, Development, Test and Evaluation National Nuclear Security Administration and featuring Dr. E.
Government Matters | October 10, 2021 | Col (Ret.) Mark Gunzinger | Col (Ret.) Mark Gunzinger, director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments at The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and former deputy assistant secretary of defense, shared the results of a survey on voters sampled to mimic the 2020 election. The survey found 91 percent of respondents thought modernizing the United States’ nuclear deterrent system should be a priority for the Defense Department. The
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.