MDAA Alerts

May 15, 2015

First Steps: GCC Missile Defense Integration

At Camp David yesterday, President Obama met with key leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council to craft an outline for U.S. – GCC partnership moving forward, addressing the GCC’s concerns over the forthcoming nuclear deal with Iran. The GCC is an international political and economic union between the countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi… read more

May 14, 2015

Winning in a Complex World

We as a nation are confronted by an extremely complex and escalating threat to our way of life.  We are facing a probable nuclear deal with Iran that will provide it with both the incentive and funding  to multiply their ballistic missile forces. We see a deliberate increase in Russian short-range missiles and area-denial threat… read more

May 12, 2015

Chinese Threat to Homeland Detailed in Report to Congress

Nearly all U.S. Territory and Allies in Range of Chinese Nuclear Missiles The Department of Defense recently provided Congress with its annual report on Chinese military capabilities. The report highlights several Chinese ballistic missile developments that are solidifying China’s capability to hold the whole of Asia and nearly all U.S. territory at risk. These developments… read more

May 9, 2015

Breaking News: North Korea Demonstrates Submerged Ballistic Missile Launch

Dear Members and Friends, This morning North Korea claims to have successfully launched a ballistic missile from a submarine beneath waters off the coast of its mainland. That missile has the exact characteristics of the Russian SS-N-6 first generation submarine ballistic missile that has a range of 1,500 miles, carrying a reentry payload of 1,400… read more

May 5, 2015

Baseline

Dear Members and Friends, In Norfolk, Virginia floats our nation’s most modern Ballistic Missile Defense ship, the USS Barry (DDG-52), manned by around 300 sailors. The ship has been upgraded with the new Baseline 9 capability that enables the Aegis BMD ship to single-handedly perform multiple missions simultaneously, protect the U.S. Aircraft Carriers from the… read more

May 1, 2015

Delta Force

Last month, the U.S. Army demonstrated the deployment of a rapid response missile defense force to a NATO ally bordering Russia, Ukraine and Belarus . This exercise was highly visible to both our NATO allies and Russia, and involved the rapid movement of a mobile U.S. Army Patriot Air and Missile Defense battery based in Germany, fully… read more

April 30, 2015

House Armed Services Committee Missile Defense Budget Markup

The House Armed Service Committee (HASC) has released its full committee markup of the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA is a yearly bill that authorizes the budget for the Department of Defense, including the four services and the Missile Defense Agency. The following is a summary of the segments of the… read more

April 29, 2015

The Few and the Proud

The United States Marine Corps plays a special role in the stability and status quo of the Pacific region as a rapid response force in the islands and edges of the Pacific. The Marines are an offensive force that can be mobilized on sea, air and land quickly and have their own Air Force to… read more

April 23, 2015

Access Denied

The deterrence and defense posture of Europe and the 28 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization against ballistic and cruise missiles today and tomorrow must be determined by the threats it faces, and enabled by the partnership capacity of the forces it has to defend against those threats. Today in Europe, the direct ballistic… read more

April 20, 2015

2015 European Missile Defender of the Year

The Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance hosted the second annual European Missile Defender of the Year awards ceremony last Friday evening, April 17, in Kaiserslautern, Germany.  The best missile defense operators from the Air Force, Army and Navy for the defense of NATO in 2015 came from Germany, Netherlands, Italy and the United States. We were privileged to… read more

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