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Fifth Generation Air Combat: Maintaining the Joint Force Advantage

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to release the newest entry in its Forum paper series, Fifth Generation Air Combat: Maintaining the Joint Force Advantage, by Maj Gen Jeff Harrigian and Col Max Marosko, USAF. The growth of “fifth generation” aircraft in the US Air Force's force structure over the next decade demands full understanding of their capabilities to ensure their potential is fully realized. It is this challenge that Harrigian and Marosko explore in their paper, laying out the characteristics of fifth generation aircraft, and describing how these assets can be leveraged in present and future operations. Press Release

Chasing Relevance: Building Actionable Intelligence Analysis

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to release the newest entry in its Forum paper series, Chasing Relevance: Building Actionable Intelligence Analysis, by US Air Force Maj. John M. Minear. The management and exploitation of information and intelligence is increasingly driving success or failure in modern war. Air Combat Command's Gen. "Hawk" Carlisle noted in December 2015 that in today's combat environment, situational awareness – for airmen and commanders alike -- is defined as the ability to "know what I need, when I need it, and nothing more." It is this challenge which Minear explores in his Forum paper– how to better identify and leverage intelligence in future con

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