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Long-Range Strike: Resetting the Balance of Stand-in and Stand-off Forces

ARLINGTON, VA (June 18, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new study report, Long Range Strike: Resetting the Balance of Stand-in and Stand-off Forces by Col Mark Gunzinger, USAF (Ret.), Director of Future Concepts and Capability Assessments. Over the last 30 years China and Russia set out to negate the advantages of the American way of war. The Department of Defense (DOD) has undergone a strategic awakening now codified in the U.S. national defense strategy acknowledging that an era of peer conflict has reemerged. Consequently, the legacy ways and means wielded by the services require a major, if not complete, redesign to effectively compete. On

Acquiring the Air Force We Need

ARLINGTON, VA (June 8, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Mitchell Forum short paper series, "Acquiring the Air Force We Need” by John “JV” Venable. He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Fighter Weapons Instructor Course, with more than 3,300 hours in the F-16C. At present, JV serves as a Senior Research Fellow for Defense Policy in the Center for National Defense of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at The Heritage Foundation. “Acquiring the Air Force We Need” assesses Air Force acquisition efforts based on strategy, budget analysis, security threats, and historical lessons. Ven

Modernizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Export Policy for Effective Coalition Forces

ARLINGTON, VA (June 3, 2020) — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, “Modernizing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Export Policy for Effective Coalition Forces” by Heather R. Penney, Senior Resident Fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. At the virtual rollout, Mr. Keith Webster, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC) engages Ms. Penney and Maj Gen (Ret.) Larry Stutzriem in a discussion on U.S. UAV export approach. Watch Video Now! Why is it easier for our allies to buy unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from China than from the United States? UAVs are essential, high-

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