MDAA Alerts

August 18, 2015

Windfall: Patriot mission in Turkey provides wealth of experience, intel for future NATO missile defense operations

Due to the diminishing missile threat from Syria, the United States announced earlier this week that it will withdraw its two Army Patriot missile defense batteries and close to 300 soldiers that operate them from the hills above Gaziantep in southern Turkey, close to the Syrian border by this October. The batteries have been on… read more

August 14, 2015

Evolution to Revolution: Future of Missile Defense Established in Huntsville

The birthplace of U.S. missile defense, which also gave birth to the intercontinental ballistic missile and the Atlas rockets that put men on the moon is located in the heart of Alabama, in a humble town called Huntsville. It was here that the nation’s missile defense community came together this week to bring forward the… read more

August 11, 2015

Don’t Give Up the Ship

USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53) Participates in the Multi-Mission Warfare Flight Test Between July 28 and August 1 off the coast of Hawaii, the Aegis BMD Baseline 9 ship USS John Paul Jones (DDG-53), through a series of integrated air and missile defense  intercept tests, validated a new capability to defeat the most sophisticated cruise and… read more

August 3, 2015

Balancing the Pacific: U.S. must improve defense of Carriers from missile threats

It is serendipitous that the two most powerful and influential countries in the word today, the United States and China, both have long coasts that touch the Pacific Ocean. This massive body of water that separates them also connects them through trade, economic growth, assistance and support. It also provides a medium to project power… read more

July 31, 2015

Future Missile Defense: MDAA Expert Panel Highlights Role of Space, Directed Energy and UAVs

On Tuesday, MDAA held a Congressional Roundtable Discussion on Future Ballistic Missile Defense Systems at the United States Capitol. The fifth in MDAA’s roundtable series, the event featured remarks by Lt Gen Samuel A. Greaves, Commander, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; Dr. Kelly Hammett, Chief Engineer, Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate;… read more

July 22, 2015

Blind Man’s Bluff: Calling out Russia’s renewed push to dismantle missile defense in Europe

Dear Members and Friends, Over the past six years, the pillar of our Administration’s foreign policy has been the “reset of relations” with the most notorious international actors. This approach has been founded on the belief that concessions along with forgiveness of past actions towards the United States and the international community would start a… read more

July 14, 2015

We Are Dealt In

The accord announced today between the United States, its European allies, Russia, China and Iran is one of historic proportions and will have lasting consequences for the region and the world. Whether these consequences will be for good or ill is unclear at this point, and hinge primarily on the reemergence of Iran into the… read more

July 2, 2015

Poke the Bear

With two years remaining in the Obama Administration’s failed “blunder and no thunder” foreign policy towards Russian aggression,  the risk of fracture in the NATO alliance is at its highest. President Putin, with his highest approval ratings, is coveting this two year window of opportunity to bully President Obama and break the will of the… read more

June 18, 2015

Chairman Forbes Presses Navy on Pull Back of BMD Cruisers

Yesterday, the House Sea Power and Projection Forces Subcommittee, which provides Congressional oversight for the  U.S. Navy’s fleet requirements, held a hearing on the capacity of U.S. Navy to project power with large surface combatants. During the hearing, the Chairman of the Committee, Congressman Randy Forbes, pressed the Navy on its proposal to indefinitely lay up… read more

June 17, 2015

Out of Balance

In today’s intensifying and complex world that increasingly challenges the status quo of U.S. power and influence, it is vital that United States’ strategic deterrence is strengthened in both capability and intent. These challenges to U.S. strategic power are coming clear and apparent from the major powers of China and Russia, but also from smaller… read more

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