The Mitchell Institute understands that policy and budget decisions are not mechanical bureaucratic functions. Instead, they reflect the experiences and perspectives for a range of participants. Through our events and outreach we seek to engage policy leadership to produce collaborative, and creative solutions to US national security challenges. 
Mitchell in the News

America's approach to command and control goes peer to peer

The Economist | 8 January 2021

Are UFOs a threat to national security? We may find out in 6 months

Task and Purpose | 5 January 2021

Iran official: President Trump 'will not be safe on earth' (video)

Fox News | 2 January 2021

THOR: Air Force Tests Counter-Drone Microwave In Africa

Breaking Defense | 17 December 2020

USAF Chief Scientist: DOD Needs More Hypersonics Experts, Testing Facilities

Air Force Magazine | 17 December 2020

THOR anti-drone weapon has successful demonstration in Africa

Inside Defense | 17 December 2020

Does the U.S. Air Force Really Need to Get Bigger?

The National Interest | 16 December 2020

What to Watch List: Risky Russian Tactics in the Arctic Region

The National Interest | 16 December 2020

What happens to the Space Force after the Trump administration?

LA Times | 15 December 2020

DOD evolving acquisition, operational processes for EMS warfare

Inside Defense | 10 December 2020

EMS Wing Will Exploit New Architecture, But Don’t Expect a Silver Bullet

Air Force Magazine | 10 December 2020

Guastella: Base Defense is the ‘Tax’ Other Services Should Pay for Airpower

Air Force Magazine | 8 December 2020

Joint Warfighting Concept Needs Bolster of Airpower, Official Says

Defense Daily |  8 December 2020


DoD officials: Small changes in thinking about electronic warfare tools could give U.S. upper hand | 9 December 2020


JADC2 Spurring Changes to Fighter Jets, Ops Centers

Air Force Magazine | 2 December 2020

Space Force planning a ‘disruptive’ acquisitions command 

Space News | 2 December 2020

China's first stealth jet looks an awful lot like the US's first stealth fighter — here's how the J-20 and the F-22 stack up

Business Insider | 19 November 2020


Air Force: Don’t Buy Old Combat Aircraft

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret) - January 28, 2021

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

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret) - December 22, 2020

Joint Service Leadership In Jeopardy?

Forbes, Lt Gen David Deptula, Lt Gen, USAF (Ret) - December 14, 2020

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