For Immediate Release
October 20, 2009
Mitchell Institute to Release “The Vanishing Airpower Arsenal”
Rebecca Grant to Present Mitchell Paper on October 29, 2009
Arlington, VA – Arlington, VA – Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, today announced the forthcoming publication of a Mitchell Paper, “The Vanishing Airpower Arsenal.” It will be released at 9:30 a.m. October 29, 2009 at the Air Force Association national headquarters in Arlington, Va. Dr. Grant, the author of the study, will present her report and take questions on its assertions and conclusions.
Rebecca Grant is Director of the Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies and Senior Fellow of the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Va. She is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost air, space, and cyber power analysts, with 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C. In the early 1990s, she worked in the operations group of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, for the Secretary of the Air Force, and for RAND Corp. In 1995, she founded IRIS Independent Research and served as its president. She has since 1996 has written extensively for AIR FORCE Magazine. Among her Mitchell Institute titles are: The War of 9/11 (2005); Victory in Cyberspace (2006); Return of the Bomber (2007); Losing Air Dominance (2008); and The Tanker Imperative (2009). Dr. Grant received a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1985 and a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics in 1989.
For media registration, please contact Joel Hannahs at (703) 247-5847 or e-mail JHannahs@AFA.org. Let us know if you will need parking. AFA, 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209 next to the Key Bridge Marriott, has available parking and is readily accessible by Metro’s Orange and Blue lines at Rosslyn. The presentation will be in AFA’s fourth floor conference room.
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