MDAA Alerts

February 14, 2019

Open Skies

In times of stability and instability, from the United States decision to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, validations of Russian violations of the INF, and Russian demonstrations of new weapons technology for long distance over-the-horizon cruise missiles, modernized ballistic missiles, and hypersonic guide vehicles; Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) is absolutely critical for transparency. ISR is the coordinated effort to acquire… read more

February 5, 2019

“Always Ready, Always There”

The United States National Guard is made up of soldiers and airmen from the 50 states and territories of the United States of America and are currently deployed and in operations to defend the United States of America from missile threats. It is a historic and critical mission that goes back to the citizen soldiers… read more

February 1, 2019

No Illusions

“We currently assess that North Korea will seek to retain its WMD capabilities. It is unlikely to completely give up its nuclear weapons and production capabilities because its leaders ultimately view nuclear weapons as critical to regime survival. Our assessment is bolstered by our observations of some activity that is inconsistent with full denuclearization.” -Director… read more

January 30, 2019

Maximizing Our Missile Defense: What it Means

The Missile Defense Review (MDR) is the new policy for a new era, enabling maximum missile defense capabilities for the defense of the United States, its forward deployed forces, and its allies. A review of the MDR and these missile defense capabilities was presented by John Rood, the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy for the Department… read more

January 24, 2019

The Review of the Missile Defense Review

Yesterday, MDAA hosted its 21st Congressional Roundtable on Capitol Hill, “The Missile Defense Review: Expanding the Mission of Missile Defense” with the Honorable John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Department of Defense and Lieutenant General Sam Greaves, Director at the Missile Defense Agency. The event was covered by C-SPAN and is… read more

January 21, 2019

North Korea, the Game has Changed

One day after the President Trump and the Department of Defense released the Missile Defense Review, which introduced new and existing technologies to defeat missiles with enabling policies, the White House announced a second summit with the North Korean Leader, Kim Jong un. The United States is considerably more ready and more capable to negate North Korea’s existing known… read more

January 17, 2019

We are Taking Action

No time in the history of our nation has the United States President, the United States Vice President, and the Secretary of Defense presented together the need for expansion of Missile Defense. It happened today in the Pentagon with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan. Today marks a historic collaboration… read more

January 16, 2019

Near Peer Competitor

Yesterday, the United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) released the 2019 China Military Power report to the public, highlighting developments in new technologies. These technologies include hypersonic and other indigenous capabilities such as stealth fighters, intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), and cruise missiles. Released just days after acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, used his first… read more

January 15, 2019

They Are the Reflection

“This is about those four winners. They are the reflection of many and this event, which now marks 600 is our most powerful event, our most favorite event over all the things we do because it is the bloodline; it is the heartbeat; it is the grit of this culture, that is unlike any that… read more

January 10, 2019

2019 Here We Come

As we open the new year of 2019 in the purview of missile defense, we acknowledge competitors and threats to our way of life, await our national response to those threats in the form of policy guidelines in the upcoming Missile Defense Review (MDR) and increase reliance on our allies and partners to contribute to… read more

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