MDAA Alerts

November 13, 2018

Space, the Final Domain

Because of its national priority and importance, last Friday, we led a round table community discussion in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the local Congressman Representative Doug Lamborn on the Future of Space and Missile Defense. Colorado Springs is Home to USAF Space Command, the 100th Missile Defense Brigade that commands the GMD system, Schriever Air… read more

November 8, 2018

Shifting of Power

As our country shifts its balance of power after the first two years of President Trump, across the Atlantic a shift is also taking place in NATO Europe to reset its balance of peace and security. Led by its strongest alliance member, the United States, it has reassessed the regional threats and national threats of declaring Russia and China,… read more

October 31, 2018

European Excellence

In Berlin, the capital of Germany, during the aftermath of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty withdrawal, in the midst of the biggest exercise since the end of the Cold War, the Trident Juncture 18, MDAA with the German Navy, hosted the 5th European Missile Defender of the Year. The event was held at the… read more

October 26, 2018

An Intercept Heard Halfway Around the World for the World

Earlier today off the Hawaii coast, the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) successfully conducted an intercept test with the  Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA missile. The SM-3 Block IIA was launched off of the newest Baseline 9 U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) ship, the USS John Finn (DDG 113), and successfully intercepted a medium-range ballistic missile… read more

October 24, 2018

Treaty Buster

Due to Russian non-compliance to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with the operational deployment and testing of the SSC-8 missile over the past 6 years at the Kasputin Yar missile test site and elsewhere in Russia, the President of the United States made the decision to withdraw the United States from this treaty. The… read more

October 18, 2018

Changing the Seas from Jersey

On October 27th, 2004, the United States put forth the first operational Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) capability on its Ships with the Aegis BMD systems. It remains the best missile defense platform in the world today and is globally deployed on 38 Ships and 1 Land Site in Europe. 14 years later, Aegis BMD continues… read more

October 16, 2018

Trust but Verify

North Korea and a potential deal forthcoming received favorable comments from President Trump on 60 Minutes. The critical path forward by both governments is being put in place for the second round of peace denuclearization talks between President Trump and Kim Jong Un. Progress has been made in North Korea’s self destruction of test sites… read more

October 5, 2018

Team Building in the Sandbox

Our greatest capability in Arabia to best provide peace to its 51 million people from multiple tribes, nations, and cultures is our men and women of our Armed Forces deployed in the region. As the United States downsizes its capacity in the region as a result of winning and deescalating the conflicts in Operation Inherent Resolve and… read more

October 2, 2018

Missile Defense of Arabia

Yesterday, Iran launched to its west six ballistic missiles into Syria. The Iranian backed Houthis also claimed their second long distance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) attack yesterday, which was unsuccessful on the Dubai International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). To the north, across the Arabian Gulf, there are thousands of Iranian short- and medium-range ballistic missiles in Iran… read more

September 28, 2018

Thy Kingdom Come

Secretary Mattis made a necessary and long awaited decision to bring a U.S. battalion of Patriot missile defense capability and capacity out of deployment in the Middle East region, specifically from Kuwait, Bahrain, and Jordan. The Patriot batteries in Kuwait have been in place since Desert Storm and Patriot batteries in Bahrain started in 2009. The… read more

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