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National Security Scholars Conference - May 16, 2013

The Air Force's National Security Scholars Conference is an off-the-record exchange among a select group of scholars and Air Force senior leaders about trends currently shaping the national security environment.

This year's event will feature discussions on how defense budget cuts have changed the future security environment and explore ways of creating a smaller but superbly capable and unrivaled Air Force.

Conference attendees and invited guests should use this page as a reference to gain more information about the conference.
tabTopics and Discussion Points 
  • Operating in contested environments while keeping America's Air Force the most capable in th world
  • Airmen's first-hand perspectives
  • Air Superiority & the Future Threat
  • How can we build the most effective affordable Air Force against a high-end threat by 2023?
tabConference Agenda 
 8:15 Arrival/Breakfast/Networking
 9:00 Introductions/Opening Remarks
10:30 Panel: "Airpower Perspectives"
11:45 Lunchtime Airmen's Panel
1:00 Breakout Sessions
  Session 1: "Air Superiority & the Future Threat"
  Session 2: "Maintaining America's Asymmetric Advantage through Airpower Innovation, Modernization & Recapitalization"
 2:45 Breakout Session Outbriefs
 3:45 Wrap-up Discussion
 4:15 Conference Concludes 
tabConference Location 
The General Jacob E. Smart Center
1359 Arkansas Road
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
(240) 612-6500
DSN 612-6500

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