MDAA Alerts

April 6, 2017

2016 National Guard Defender of the Year Recognized by General Robinson

General Lori Robinson, Commander, United States Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command recognized MDAA’s 2016 National Guard Defender of the Year today. General Robinson cited Staff Sergeant Caroline Domenech in written testimony submitted to the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services. Below are General Robinson’s comments on 2016 National Guard Defender of… read more

April 5, 2017

A Calculated Miscalculation

The previous version of this alert identified North Korea’s missile test launch as a solid-fuel KN-15 medium-range ballistic missile. This version corrects this mistake and identifies the test launch a liquid-fuel Scud missile. This version also changes “SM-3 Block IA” to “SM-3 Block IIA.” UPDATE: On Thursday, President Donald Trump led calls with leaders and… read more

April 4, 2017

Called Out

“Well if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will.” – President Trump, April 2, 2017 President Trump has clearly called out China to fix the North Korean problem (Link to article from the Financial Times-subscription required) of which MDAA stated China was the solution on February 13, 2017 and thereafter (Link to… read more

April 3, 2017

Disproportionate

“As President Trump has made clear, it is no longer sustainable for the U.S. to maintain a disproportionate share of NATO’s defense expenditures,” Secretay of State Rex Tillerson told the foreign ministers last Friday in Brussels. “Allies must increase defense spending.” Secretary of State Rex Tilerson has given all 28 NATO nations until May at… read more

March 27, 2017

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You

On Saturday night in the heart of Texas, in Austin, the state’s capital and at the Daryl Royal Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas, we honored the best missile defenders of the year from the state of Texas. Texas is home, to the world’s largest Air Defense Brigade, the 11th Imperial… read more

March 24, 2017

Spring 2017 MG Rossi Fellowship Announcement

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance is proud to announce the Spring 2017 Major General John G. Rossi Military Fellows. Captain Amanda Del Re Captain Amanda Del Re is a U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Officer. She is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. She has served in combat as… read more

March 23, 2017

34th Anniversary of the Strategic Defense Initiative Speech

Thirty-four years ago, President Ronald Reagan delivered his historic Strategic Defense Initiative speech calling for advanced missile defense capabilities that would render the threat “impotent and obsolete.” In recognition of this milestone, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance has released a video highlighting advancements in the missile defense program since President Reagan’s speech. Additionally, MDAA has… read more

March 20, 2017

Fired Up

Dear Members and Friends, Over the weekend, North Korea in total defiance and “acting very, very badly” along with China telling the United States to be “cool headed” (link to CNN Article), fired up a new type of rocket engine for ICBM lift to make North Korea more capable and more reliable in delivering heavier payloads… read more

March 17, 2017

We Are As One

Dear Members and Friends, As United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, to discuss their cooperation and unity against the North Korean threat, MDAA hosted a Congressional Roundtable at the United States Capitol on the “Cooperating with Japan on Missile Defense.” Rear Admiral (RDML) Johnny Wolfe, Program… read more

March 10, 2017

“The Big Stick”

The United States firm and rapid deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system into the Korean Peninsula this week, encapsulates the new national security policy of President Trump that is not based on rhetoric communiques, orchestrated public international statements to appease, and empty United Nations resolutions and sanctions like the past three… read more

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