The 2020 Electromagnetic Spectrum Superiority Strategy’s Implementation Plan (EMSSS I-Plan) was signed into action on July 15 by Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The classified I-Plan is said to provide DOD the path and authority necessary to achieve the strategy’s vision of “freedom of action in the electromagnetic spectrum, at the time, place, and parameters of our choosing.” Join the Mitchell Institute on Aerospace Nation with the I-Plan’s architects to learn more about what it
Arlington, VA | August 18, 2021 | The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce that on Sept 1, 2021, General Kevin Chilton, USAF (Ret) will hold the Explorer Chair for Space Warfighting Studies at the Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Research Center (MI-SPARC). General Chilton is a three-time astronaut, having commanded STS-76; is the first and only astronaut to Command Air Force Space Command; and concluded his military career as Commander of Strategic
Space News | August 9, 2021 | Chris Stone | Success in future military conflicts will depend on which side can collect, process and share information to make better decisions faster than their adversary. This is the fundamental imperative behind efforts such as DoD’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy and the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System. A major step in turning these concepts into reality took place in late June when the Space
Defense News | August 8, 2021 | Lukas Autenried | Success in future military conflicts will depend on which side can collect, process and share information to make better decisions faster than their adversary. This is the fundamental imperative behind efforts such as DoD’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control strategy and the Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management System. A major step in turning these concepts into reality took place in late June when the Space
NOTICE: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen challenges with Gen Hokanson’s near-term schedule, this event will be postponed to a future date. The Mitchell Institute and Gen Hokanson thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to hosting you on the forum soon to discuss the National Guard’s current and future role supporting the U.S. Space Force The Mitchell Institute invites you to join our live Spacepower Forum event with General Daniel R. Hokanson, Chief, National
On July 21st, 1921, Brig Gen Billy Mitchell and the First Provisional Air Brigade accomplished what everyone at the time said was impossible: sink the legendary battleship Ostfriesland. The feat fundamentally transformed what it meant to effectively project military power. World War II, the Cold War, Desert Storm, and modern warfare are all inextricably tied to Mitchell’s vision. Today, Airmen and Guardians embody Mitchell’s vision by proving the nation’s leaders ways to project smart combat
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.