The Mitchell Institute’s Aerospace Nation Podcast
Spacepower Forum: Gen David “DT” Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force

Spacepower Forum: Gen David “DT” Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force

July 29, 2021

The Mitchell Institute hosts a Spacepower Forum event with General David "DT" Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations for the U.S. Space Force. General Thompson discusses the continued buildout of the U.S. Space Force, including how the Space Force is preparing to defend against adversary advancements in counterspace technologies, ongoing efforts to consolidate space acquisition, and the service’s role in supporting DOD’s JADC2 strategy. Maj Gen (Ret.) Larry Stutzriem, Director of Research for the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, moderates the discussion and facilitates audience Q&A.

Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win

Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win

July 22, 2021

Success in tomorrow’s conflicts will largely depend on how warfighters are able to harness and adapt software, data, and algorithms at the unit level. The future must be one in which airmen are empowered to evolve software in a highly dynamic, responsive fashion to meet near-term mission demands.

The Mitchell Institute invites you to listen to the virtual event with Dr. Tim Grayson, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Strategic Technology Office. This event examined Heather Penney’s new policy paper, Speed is Life: Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win, which explores this vision and charts a pathway the Air Force and other services must adopt to succeed in an increasingly complex set of threats.

​​​​​​​The old adage, “Speed is life” is no longer just about flying—it’s about rapidly evolving mission tools to fight and win.

Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen David Nahom

Aerospace Nation: Lt Gen David Nahom

July 14, 2021

The Mitchell Institute hosts Lt Gen David Nahom, the Air Force’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs on Aerospace Nation. Gen Nahom discusses the current budget debates on Capitol Hill and their impact on force readiness and Air Force and Space Force modernization programs. Lt Gen (Ret.) David Deptula, Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, moderates the discussion and facilitates audience Q&A.

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: Uzi Rubin

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: Uzi Rubin

July 14, 2021

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our virtual Nuclear Deterrence Forum event with Uzi Rubin, the preeminent scholar on Israeli missile defense and founder of the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s Arrow long-range missile defense program. Mr. Rubin discussed the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict and the most recent flare up on conflict in Gaza amongst other topics.

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: Maj Gen (ret.) Michael E. Fortney

Nuclear Deterrence Forum: Maj Gen (ret.) Michael E. Fortney

July 1, 2021

The Mitchell Institute invites you to join our virtual Nuclear Deterrence Forum event with Maj Gen (ret.) Michael E. Fortney, former Vice Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, and former Director of Operations and Nuclear Support at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Maj Gen (ret.) Fortney shares his insights into how the GBSD and B-21 programs will enhance our nuclear deterrence capabilities, as well as how the principles of deterrence have not fundamentally changed, despite a rapidly changing global nuclear landscape. Peter Huessy, Director for Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, moderates the discussion and facilitates audience Q&A.

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