Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula USAF (Ret.)

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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.

Building An Agile Force

America needs an offset strategy built on speed, adaptability and a robust, dynamic aerospace industry.

Mosaic Warfare

Designing a new way of war to restore America’s military competitiveness.

Maritime Strike

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...

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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