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The Mitchell Institute and co-sponsors the RAND Corporation, the Aerospace Corporation, CSIS, and the MITRE corporation held its 6th Annual West Coast Aerospace Forum on December 1, 2, & 3. This year we virtually engaged with some of the Air Force's most senior and experienced leaders as well as top civilian national security experts on today’s biggest topics in Aerospace Power and discussed how the United States can move into 2021 and beyond toward greater air, space, and cyber capabilities for future competitions in advanced threat landscapes. 
Photo: Lt Gen (Ret.) Dave Deptula hosts CSAF Gen C.Q. Brown on Aerospace Nation in October
Latest Publications

Forum Paper: Airpower against the Islamic State: A Diagnostic Assessment of Operation Inherent Resolve

Benjamin S. Lambeth

Policy Paper: Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Defense Team

Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) and Doug Birkey

OpEd: Air Force: Don’t Buy Old Combat Aircraft

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)

Forum Paper: Air Force Persistent Logistics: Sustaining Combat Power during 21st Century Competition and Conflict

Lt Gen Warren Berry, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection

 

Forum Paper: Aerospace Nation with General Jeffrey Harrigian

Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)

Five Persistent Misconceptions About Modernizing The U.S. ICBM Force

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) 

Forum Paper: The Coming 5G Evolution in Network Centric Warfare: The Sensor Saturation Theory

Lt Col Anthony Tingle, USA retired

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

Col Mark A. Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.) and Lukas Autenried, Senior Analyst

5th Generation Air Battle Management

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies in partnership with the Air Power Development Centre of the Australian Department of Defence

Resolving America’s Defense Strategy-Resource Mismatch: The Case for Cost-Per-Effect Analysis

Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.) and Douglas Birkey

Long-Range Strike: Resetting the Balance of Stand-in and Stand-off Forces

Col Mark A. Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.)

Modernizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Export Policy for Effective Coalition Forces

Heather R. Penney, Senior Resident Fellow

The Mitchell Forum

 

The Forum flagship short paper series is where we publish authors with new, innovative, and thought-provoking writing on current and emerging policy issues pertaining to national defense and aerospace power. 

No. 38: Airpower against the Islamic State: A Diagnostic Assessment of Operation Inherent Resolve

Benjamin S. Lambeth

No 37: Air Force Persistent Logistics: Sustaining Combat Power during 21st Century Competition and Conflict

Lt Gen Warren Berry, USAF, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering, and Force Protection

No. 36: Aerospace Nation with General Jeffrey Harrigian

Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret.)

No. 35: The Coming 5G Evolution in Network Centric Warfare: The Sensor Saturation Theory

Lt Col Anthony Tingle, USA retired

5th Generation Air Battle Management

By Chris Westwood, Foreword by Lt Gen (Ret.) Dave Deptula

No. 34: Failure is not an Option: Changing the Paradigm on Air Force Logistics

By Lt Col Lucas Choate

No. 33: USAF Fighter Force Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of the F-35 and F-15EX Programs

By Kade J. Leonard

No. 32: The RAF Eighty Years on from the Battle of Britain

By Kevin Billings

Highlighted  Video

 

President Biden’s defense team faces a number of challenges around the globe, but they also have significant opportunities to bolster America’s national security for decades to come. The Mitchell Institute hosts a live virtual Aerospace Nation event on Thursday, March 4 with Lt Gen (Ret) Dave Deptula, Dean, and Mr. Doug Birkey, Executive Director, as they discuss their new policy paper, Aerospace Vectors for the Incoming Biden Defense Team. Maj Gen (Ret) Larry Stutzriem, Director of Research at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies moderates.