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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

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.) 

OpEd: Stop the Budgetary Bleeding to get the Air Force We Need

Defense News, Doug Birkey

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

Forum Paper
Failure is not an Option: Changing the Paradigm on Air Force Logistics

Lt Col Lucas Choate, United States Air Force

Forum Paper
USAF Fighter Force Procurement: A Comparative Analysis of the F-35 and F-15EX Programs

Cadet Kade J. Leonard

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

Latest Video


Aerospace Nation: Actualizing Joint All Domain Command and Control--The Way Ahead:

At the Mitchell Institute's 2020 West Coast Aerospace Forum panel on actualizing JADC2, we hear from top national security officials Lt Gen Clinton Hinote, Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategy, Integration and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Brig Gen David Abba, Director of the F-35 Integration Office, Headquarters U.S. Air Force; Dr. Tim Grayson, Director of the Strategic Technology Office, DARPA; and Ms. Heather Penney, Senior Resident Fellow at the Mitchell Institute. These four bring unique perspectives regarding the operational concepts and technologies necessary to achieve the JADC2 vision. The West Coast Aerospace Forum is jointly sponsored by Mitchell Institute, RAND, MITRE, and Aerospace Corporation.