9:30 am EST - 10:30 am EST

Past Event

Optimizing air power: A conversation with US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

9:30 am - 10:30 am EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC

The 2022 National Defense Strategy directs the Department of Defense and the armed services to ensure the United States has enduring military advantage. The Department of the Air Force is responding by undertaking a broad range of initiatives to reoptimize the U.S. Air Force and Space Force. Key changes announced on February 12 focus on what the Air Force needs to do to maintain its superiority, deter potential threats, and prevail in an armed conflict.

On February 28,the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology at Brookings held a conversation with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin on the Air Force’s pivotal role in safeguarding America’s security and adapting to the challenges of this era of great power competition. The discussion delved into the current state of the Air Force, its envisioned future trajectory, and how it is working to get there.

Online viewers submitted questions via e-mail to [email protected] or via X (formerly Twitter) @BrookingsFP using #AirPower.

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