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Esper emphasizes need for military to ‘adapt’ to confront new threats, resurgent ‘great power competition’

The blueprint for success, he said, is the National Defense Strategy, a comprehensive document assembled by former Defense Secretary James Mattis that reshapes the military to address new threats from near-peer competitors while also continuing to prosecute the war on terror and ensuring national security.

CMSAF discusses leading with purpose

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright represents the highest enlisted level of leadership and provides direction for the enlisted force, representing their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. Wright’s speech focused on taking care of Airmen and continuing to develop a combative edge for future efforts.

Roper: Air Force of the future is faster, smarter, bolder

“To become a more competitive acquisition system, the Air Force needs to be aware of trends in technology,” Roper said. “The world is changing, we have to change with it. The key is to decide which technology will be successful and being able to act on those trends with a system that is leaner, meaner and faster than our opponents.”

Goldfein details Air Force’s move toward a ‘fully networked,’ multi-domain future

In his remarks, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein unveiled the ambitious move toward “multi-domain operations” or MDO. He described the need for the Air Force to reshape itself in response to a new “character” of warfare that is driven as much by “cognition” as platforms.

AFGSC commander speaks on competitive edge, long-term strategic competition

Starting with the shift in our nation’s defensive posture as a result of the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Gen. Timothy Ray, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, highlighted the reemergence of long-term strategic competition and great power competition. Key to this discussion is the role the Air Force plays and the capabilities that tie into the competitive edge.

Acting SecAF Donovan highlights progress in achieving ‘Air Force We Need’ in speech at Air Space Cyber Conference

The Air Force, Donovan said, is making progress even as it copes with new threats and shifting geopolitics. The Air Force is “digging out of the readiness hole” while also embracing the creation of the Space Force as a new and separate branch of the U.S. military.


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