Commentary - Media | Sep 24, 2019

Hands Off, Budgeteers! DoD Must Fund Our Small Bomber Fleet

Years of hard use, long-overdue modernization programs, and budget pressures mean the entire U.S. bomber inventory faces significant risk over the next several years. Successfully navigating this risky period demands that the White House and Congress shore up the B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers with smart upgrades, while doubling down investment on the newest bomber, […]
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Commentary - Media | Jul 26, 2019

Boeing’s Exit From ICBM Bid Shouldn’t Become Another Excuse To Delay Modernizing U.S. Nuclear Deterrent

On July 16, the U.S. Air Force asked Boeing and Northrop Grumman to submit their best proposals for building the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) weapon system that will replace the long-effective but now obsolescing Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). On Wednesday, Inside Defense reported that Boeing unexpectedly told the Air Force that it […]
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Commentary - Media | Jul 24, 2019

The US Air Force’s Next Generation Air Dominance program is key to mission success

Air superiority — the ability to deny enemy forces access to key portions of the sky — is a bedrock mission within the U.S. Department of Defense. The viability of soldiers on the ground, ships at sea, space and cyber installations, other military aircraft, logistics lines, and command-and-control facilities are fundamentally dependent on this mission. […]
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Commentary - Media | Jul 17, 2019

The Invisible Anniversary Of The B-2 Bomber

This week we’ll mark the 50th anniversary of the first men landing on the moon, a magnificent achievement that we still marvel at half a century later. Wednesday marked another anniversary in the annals of aerospace history that is less well known, but of significant consequence for the security of our nation—the 30th anniversary of […]
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Commentary - Media | May 05, 2019

A Space Force That Would Make A Difference

Within the upcoming weeks, Congress will decide whether to support a proposed new armed service for military operations in space. To fully deliberate that choice, they must first define the problem. Our national security space architecture faces many challenges: a poor track record of space system acquisition; inadequate funding; a lack of focus on developing […]
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