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The Future of American Airpower
A Conversation with General Mark A. Welsh III

General Mark A. Welsh III
Chief of Staff
US Air Force

Moderated by:
Barry Pavel
Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

General Welsh will discuss the current and future state of American airpower. Given a rapidly changing global security environment, challenging political dynamics, budgetary uncertainty, and an increasingly contested air and space domain, how will the US Air Force keep its lead and deter other challengers? And how will new systems, like the Long-Range Strike Bomber, help the United States keep its strategic, long-term advantage?
As Chief of Staff of the US Air Force, General Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force Officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 664,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he is a military adviser to the President, the National Security Council, and the Secretary of Defense. Past assignments include being Commander of US Air Forces, Europe, and Associate Director of Military Support and Military Affairs at the Central Intelligence Agency. An A-10 pilot by trade, Gen Welsh is a command pilot with over 3,000 flight hours.

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December 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Atlantic Council
1030 15th St., NW, 12th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

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