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USAF chief sees similarities between challenging KC-46A, C-17 development

Janes - 02 July 2020

Shifting Gears, DoD Moves To LEO For Future OPIR Sats

Breaking Defense - 18 June 2020

REPORT: Give Space Force Funding Flexibility

National Defense - 16 June 2020

America Needs To Command The Unmanned Skies

Forbes - 13 June 2020

Trump administration considering new plan to ease drone export rules

Defense News - 11 June 2020

Air Force Will Pit a Drone Against a Fighter Jet in Aerial Combat Test

Military.com - 10 June 2020

CQ Brown Brings Pacific Focus; Keen Interest In Joint Ops

Breaking Defense - 10 June 2020

Losing Market Share And Damaging National Security Due To Anachronistic Drone Policy

Forbes - 6 June 2020

Experts Predict Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Warfare

Defence.gov - 5 June 2020

US Should Pull Drones From Missile Control Regime: Mitchell Institute

Breaking Defense - 3 June 2020

The F-22 imperative

Defense News - 28 May 2020

Air Force looking to up-gun its airlift planes

Defense News - 27 May 2020

We Can Only Count On 33 F-22s To Fight Tonight

Forbes - 20 May 2020

The GAO Is Wrong about the Air Force’s Next-Gen Battle-Management System

Defense One - 13 May 2020

Space Force vice commander: China can’t be allowed to buy bankrupt U.S. space companies

Space News - 12 May 2020

A bankrupt OneWeb and other troubled space startups could get some help from the Defense Department

Defense News - 12 May 2020

Op-Eds

Stop the Budgetary Bleeding to get the Air Force We Need

Defense News, Doug Birkey - 25 November 2020

Five reasons an arsenal plane isn’t the best choice for rebalancing America’s long-range strike forces

Defense News, Mark Gunzinger - 6 June 2020

Losing Market Share And Damaging National Security Due To Anachronistic Drone Policy

Forbes, Lt Gen (Ret) David A. Deptula - 9 June 2020

The F-22 imperative

Defense News, Lt Gen (Ret) David A. Deptula and Douglas Birkey - 28 May 2020

 

The GAO Is Wrong about the Air Force’s Next-Gen Battle-Management System

Defense One, Heather Penney - 13 May 2020

America's bomber force is facing a crisis

Defense News, Maj. Gen. Lary Stutzriem(Ret.) and Douglas Birkey - 23 April 2020

Sorry, Elon, fighter pilots will fly and fight for a long time

Defense News, Douglas Birkey - 2 March 2020

No, Elon Musk: The Era Of The Manned Fighter Jet Won’t Be Over Anytime Soon

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret) - 2 March 2020

Investing In Bombers: An Imperative, Not An Option

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret) - 20 November 2019

Keep History Flying: Warbirds In The Wake Of The B-17 Crash

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret) - 5 October 2019

Hands Off, Budgeteers! DoD Must Fund Our Small Bomber Fleet

Breaking Defense, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret) and Doug Birkey - 24 September 2019

The Invisible Anniversary

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret) - 17 July 2019

The Case for Fifth-Generation and NGAD Airpower

Air Force Magazine, Lt Gen David Deptula, USAF (Ret), Maj Gen Lawrence Stutzriem, USAF (Ret), and Heather Penney - 12 July 2019

Don't Delay GBSD ICBMs; It's Too Risky

Breaking Defense, Mark Gunzinger - 2 July 2019

What Is The Next U.S. Move With Iran?

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret) - 25 June 2019