MDAA Alerts

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

November 20, 2018

We Come Together

We come together on the Korean Peninsula as one allied, joint team, with one fight to be the upmost prepared and in the best readiness so we never have to go to war and to continue to provide peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula where we have an armistice with North Korea. Having the… read more

November 19, 2018

There Are No Free Shots

As North Korea ratcheted up its familiar rhetoric for positioning in negotiations and testing new weapons to threaten the United States and its allies, we were on the Korean Peninsula honoring our best missile defense forces from both the Republic of Korea and the United States that can and are negating these bellicose threats from North Korea… read more

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

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