For Immediate Release
December 29, 2011
Mitchell Institute to Release New Study on ISR Forces
Arlington, VA – Dr. Rebecca Grant, Director of the Mitchell Institute for Airpower Studies, recently announced the forthcoming publication of a Mitchell Paper, “Layering ISR Forces.” It will be released at 9:30 a.m., January 17, 2012, at the Air Force Association’s national headquarters in Arlington, Va.
Dr. Grant will present the report with author Michael W. Isherwood, a defense analyst and former A-10 fighter pilot. In this new Mitchell Institute paper, Isherwood has 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. He explains that layering airborne ISR forces is especially intricate because of their different operational qualities and sensors.
Rebecca Grant is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost air, space and cyber power analysts, with 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C. Among her Mitchell Institute titles are: Return of the Bomber (2007); Losing Air Dominance (2008); and The Vanishing Airpower Arsenal (2010).
For media registration, please contact Merri Shaffer at (703) 247-5847 or MShaffer@AFA.org. AFA is located at 1501 Lee Highway, Arlington, VA 22209, next to the Key Bridge Marriott. Parking is available onsite. AFA is readily accessible by Metro’s Orange and Blue lines at Rosslyn. The presentation will be in AFA’s fourth floor boardroom.
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