Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein takes part in a remote conversation with retired USAF Lt. Gen. David Deptula, dean of AFA's Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, on April 1, 2020. Photo via Gen. David Goldfein on Twitter.
Latest Publications

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

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

The RAF Eighty Years on from the Battle of Britain

 Kevin Billings

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 Air Base: The Air Force’s Achilles Heel? Understanding the Key Role Air Bases Play in the Employment of Airpower.

Lt Col Price T. Bingham, USAF (Ret) 


The Future of RAF-USAF Co-operation and Integration

Air Chief Marshal Mike Wigston, Royal Air Force Chief of the Air Staff


Securing the Pacific Skies: The Imperative for Expanding Japan’s Fifth-Generation Capacity (English Version)

Japanese Version Available Here

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

December 2019

Moving Toward the Air Force We Need? Assessing Air Force Budget Trends

Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret), and Col Carl Rehberg, USAF (Ret)

December 2019