RAND Project AIR FORCE joined the Aerospace Corporation, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies, and the MITRE Corporation in sponsoring the fifth annual West Coast Aerospace Forum on December 6th, 2019. The forum provided a rare chance to engage with some of the Air Force's most senior and experienced leaders as well as top civilian national security experts in a setting that encouraged debate, discussion, and audience interaction. The theme of the 2019 event was "An Air and Space Force Designed for the Future."

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