Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula USAF (Ret.)
Recent stories by Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula USAF (Ret.)
Rebuilding America’s Air Power
The U.S. must reverse decades of underfunding its Air Force.
Beyond Pixie Dust
A framework for understanding and developing autonomy in unmanned aircraft. The Air Force is rapidly evolving new concepts for teaming manned fighters and bombers with autonomous unmanned aircraft to perform strikes, counter-air, electronic warfare, and other missions.
Crisis in the Fighter Force
USAF is ill-prepared to absorb combat losses in a peer fight.
Accelerating the Air Force’s Ability to Adapt and Win
Introducing unknowns to how adversaries understand U.S. operations can throw a wrench into adversarial decision-making.
Building An Agile Force
America needs an offset strategy built on speed, adaptability and a robust, dynamic aerospace industry.
Q&A: Interview with Air Force Global Strike Command boss Gen. Timothy M. Ray
Air Force Global Strike Command boss Gen. Timothy M. Ray talks about the high demand for USAF bombers and the value bomber task force missions bring to the nation.
Air, Space, and the Biden Administration
Priorities for the Pentagon’s new leadership must begin with aerospace power.
A Better Way to Measure Combat Value
Conventional measures mask the true cost of operations—cost-per-effect does not.
Japan Needs More Fifth-Generation Jets
The case for a new version of the F-22, reborn with the brains of the F-35.
Designing a new way of war to restore America’s military competitiveness.
Airpower can counter naval threats in the Asia-Pacific.
The Case for Fifth-Generation and NGAD Airpower
The case for 5th generation fighters is built on all-aspect stealth; superior aerodynamic performance; advanced automated sensors; and the power of automated information fusion.
Reenacting the Sinking of the Ostfriesland
A gaggle of F-22s, F-15Es, F-16s, A-10s, T-38s, KC-135s, a B-1, a B-52, and AWACS from nine different bases were assembled at JB Langley-Eustis, Va., last week to commemorate the 95th anniversary of Gen. Billy Mitchell’s airmen sinking the decommissioned...
Building the Air Force We Need
Keys to shaping tomorrow’s Air Force.
Time to Update NC3
The Mitchell Institute makes the case for replacing the aging command and control pillar of the nuclea
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