MDAA Alerts

August 29, 2017

Could Of, Should Of, Would Of

Today, North Korea blatantly launched and tested what is believed to be a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile (Link), overflying Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, before landing in the Pacific Ocean with impunity – knowing that the missile could not be intercepted by either United States or Japanese missile defense systems and Japan could not and… read more

August 23, 2017

Overmatch

North Korean State media announced Kim Jong-un’s order to mass produce solid-fuel rocket engines and warhead re-entry vehicles for their Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) (Link). This North Korean strategic messaging is a direct response to the United States, during a heightened time of U.S. and Republic of Korea (ROK) military exercises (Link), to specifically overmatch… read more

August 22, 2017

“We Will Fight to Win”

In a concise, direct, and powerful address to the American public, the Nation’s Commander in Chief, President Donald Trump, put forth last night a shift and change of military strategy towards Afghanistan and South Asia (Link to the transcript) that reflects the overall intent of U.S. strategy from his Administration. The distilled thesis of the new… read more

August 21, 2017

Our Hearts, Our Compassion

Our hearts, our compassion and our prayers of faith go to the ten sailors and the crew of the USS John S. McCain, their families and friends in hope of their recovery. They all are serving a selfless mission of service for our nation, unknowing and courageous towards the unfortunate circumstances that can take place… read more

August 17, 2017

Roll Tide

Last week in Huntsville, Alabama – home and birthplace of our nation’s rocketry and missile defense – we hosted our 15th annual Breakfast of Champions in conjunction with the Space and Missile Defense Symposium, bringing the nation’s missile defense team together to reflect, look forward, and to recognize our missile defense community for its champions. The… read more

August 15, 2017

We Should Be Doing More

In the national security concern and direct response of the nuclear ballistic missile threat from North Korea to Guam and the country of Japan, with its 120 million people and 53,000 (13,250 on Okinawa) United States armed forces inhabitants, the Japanese Minster of Defense Itsunori Onodera stated (Link) that any attack on Guam from North Korea… read more

August 11, 2017

Missile Defense Dominance

The President of the United States, in reaction to North Korea’s growing nuclear ballistic missile capability and other evolving missile threats to the United States, stated yesterday “We’re going to be increasing the anti-missile by a substantial number of billions.” A missile defense report and plan on expanding our nation’s missile defense capability and capacity by… read more

August 9, 2017

“Total Confidence”

At a time of boisterous threats, an acknowledged North Korea nuclear warhead capability (The Washington Post’s article), and a direct threat of intent – “The KPA Strategic Force is now carefully examining the operational plan for making an enveloping fire at the areas around Guam…” – by North Korea to strike Guam, a U.S. territory,… read more

July 31, 2017

It’s Tipped

Directly related to the North Korean mobile ICBM validation this weekend, and tipping the point that our prevention policy has failed (Link), U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley “There is no point in having an emergency session if it produces nothing of consequence. North Korea is already subject to numerous Security Council resolutions… read more

July 29, 2017

North Korea Has Got It

Last night on July 28, North Korea asserted, validated, and demonstrated an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capability to strike the United States of America and most of its major cities to the world at large (Link). This mobile, liquid fueled ICBM – called the Hwasong-14 – showed a re-entry vehicle that had North Korean nuclear weapon… read more

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