MDAA Alerts

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

December 21, 2018

Secretary of Defense James Mattis

A very special leader, patriot, statesman and gentlemen that our nation’s Secretary of Defense James Mattis reflects to the core of his character and sacrifice of service to our nation throughout his lifetime. The Secretary of Defense has led stability and peace through the past two years with vision, credibility and respect that is earned… read more

December 12, 2018

Standing Tall to All

The United States territory of Guam stands tall, unafraid, and alone as an island in the second island chain of the Pacific. A seven hour flight to Hawaii and a four hour flight to Japan, Guam has been built with strategic infrastructure to project air, sea, marine, and army power to support the national security of the… read more

December 11, 2018

A Power Statement

In the midst of a big week of power statements from the Department of Defense and the White House, and with strategic analysis on the direction the Department of Defense (DOD) is heading, perhaps the biggest statement took place last night off the coast of Hawaii, with the second successful intercept test in the last month and a half of the… read more

December 10, 2018

We Make History

This past weekend, the President announced in a tweet his personal pick, Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley, to be the United States 20th Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS). General Milley will replace General Joseph Dunford, who became Chairman in October 2015. Both of these great leaders are cut from the… read more

December 7, 2018

Fate

It’s a rare overcast, misty, rainy day that sets the tone for the remembrance of this day. Deeply honored to have been at the Headquarters of the Pacific Air Forces, with having fate intervene to meet one of the 26 survivors of the Pearl Harbor attacks in 1941 that made it back to the islands… read more

December 4, 2018

Smack Dab in the Middle

The island, smack dab in the middle of the sea gateway to the East China Sea, the Yellow Sea, and in the middle of the first island chain between Taiwan and Japan, is Okinawa. A very strategic island that supports U.S. air superiority and supremacy, U.S. Navy operations along with U.S. amphibious capability, for this… read more

November 29, 2018

By Valor and Power

The pacific island chain of Japan extends a vast range of 1,900 miles from north to south on the western front of the Pacific Ocean separating itself from the Asian continental countries of China, North Korea and Russia by 660 miles of sea to its west. With the 3rd largest economy in the world, and… read more

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