Global “Air Commons” at Risk
Date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time: 9:30 AM ‑‑ 10:30 AM
Place: Conference Room, Fourth Floor, Air Force Association headquarters, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va., 22209
ABOUT THIS EVENT
The Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies will present a panel discussion of the recently published paper, “Sustaining the Air Commons.” Panelists include Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute; Lt. Col. Kelly M. Martin, USAF, Senior Military Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) in Washington, D.C.; and Oliver Fritz, Assistant Director of Strategic Planning at HQ USAF in Washington, D.C.
Colonel Martin and Mr. Fritz are the co-authors of the study, which they researched and wrote for CNAS as part of a larger publication, “The Contested Commons.”
Since World War I, say the authors, access to the air has been a foundation of military power. That foundation is at risk. Just how serious is threat to the “contested commons” of the air? Martin and Fritz contend that US access to the air commons, while widely available today, could quickly evaporate.Their report warns: “The United States takes undisputed control of the air for granted. It should not.”
No charge, but registration is requested.
Dress: Military Uniform of the Day
Civilian Business Dress
Nearest Metro Station: Rosslyn
Free parking is available in the AFA garage.
For additional information, please contact:
703-247-5800 ext. 4877
The General Billy Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, founded by the Air Force Association, seeks to honor the leadership of Brig. Gen. William Mitchell through timely and high-quality research and writing on airpower and its role in the security of this nation.