Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mitchell Hour Focuses on ISR Forces

The Gen. Billy Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies held a Mitchell Hour this morning, presenting the latest Mitchell Paper, entitled "Layering ISR Forces," where author Michael W. Isherwood, a defense analyst and former A-10 fighter pilot, joined us here at AFA Headquarters. In this new Mitchell Institute report, Isherwood had a clear message: US forces have to be extremely proficient at all aspects of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance because success in future operations hinges on timely, astute combinations of ISR resources. To access the audio and slides from this presentation, click here.

In addition, as today's Mitchell Hour concluded, Dr. Rebecca Grant announced her resignation as the director of the Mitchell Institute. The Mitchell Institute is AFA’s research and policy arm, where Dr. Grant, who was its founding director, led the organization’s research and publication work for more than three years.

"Rebecca Grant has contributed much to the field of airpower and has demonstrated great passion for the subject in her many reports for the Mitchell Institute,” said Mike Dunn, AFA President and CEO. “We owe her a big debt of gratitude for all she has done for this Association, and we wish her well in her future endeavors.”  

Dr. Grant said she will continue to manage her consulting firm, IRIS Independent Research, specializing in airpower research.

"One of AFA’s missions is to provide honest information about airpower,” Grant said. “The Mitchell Institute made a real contribution to that work and I am proud of the reports we published and the public events that kept the focus on airpower – air, space and cyber – and its value to national security.” 

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