MDAA Alerts

March 4, 2015

Nuclear Fallout

It is extremely rare that a foreign Head of State addresses our United States Congress without the consent of the President. In dramatic fashion to standing ovations, the Prime Minster of Israel – Benjamin Netanyahu- made a speech seeking to influence the U.S. Congress yesterday. In his opening remarks the Prime Minster graciously gave thanks… read more

March 2, 2015

Between a ROK and a Hard Place

Earlier today, North Korea launched two short-ranged ballistic missiles in an apparent response to the annual joint U.S. and South Korean military exercises about to commence. The missiles were fired from the town of Nampo, on North Korea’s western coast on the Yellow Sea, and flew around 500 kilometers across North Korean territory and landed… read more

February 25, 2015

Aegis Test Shows U.S. Ability to Defeat North Korea, Iran Missile Raids

Washington D.C. – February 25, 2015 –Three Aegis BMD ships tracked and discriminated three short-ranged target ballistic missiles on Tuesday morning near Wallops Island, VA. One of the three ships, the USS Barry (DDG-52) used the newest Aegis BMD Baseline 9 system, with much greater capability than the majority of U.S. Aegis BMD ships currently operating.… read more

February 25, 2015

The More the Merrier

On Tuesday morning, off the coast of Virginia near Wallops Island, three United States Aegis BMD Destroyers – the USS Barry(DDG-52), USS Carney(DDG-64) and USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) collaborated together to track, discriminate a raid of three target ballistic missiles and efficiently choose amongst the three floating platforms the best interceptor solutions and interceptors amongst the… read more

February 24, 2015

Not Lost in Translation

Yesterday evening in Yokosuka, Japan, MDAA hosted a recognition of the U.S. 7th Fleet and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces’ Aegis BMD mission highlighting the ships and crews of the USS Shiloh (CG-67) and the JS Kirishima (DDG-174) that are deployed there. Our first speaker, Vice Admiral Masao Kawamura, the Commander of Fleet Escort Force… read more

February 24, 2015

Event Recognizing USS Shiloh and JS Kirishima Shows Depth of US-Japan Unity

Yokosuko, Japan – February 24, 2015 — Yesterday, at an event sponsored by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, the commanders and over 100 crewmembers of the USS Shiloh (CG-67) and JS Kirishima (DDG-174) Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) ships joined together to be recognized for their contributions to the defense of Japan and maintaining peace… read more

February 13, 2015

Our North Korean Problem

Last Saturday, North Korea launched five short-ranged ballistic missiles into the sea, and test launched an anti-ship cruise missile. The day before these missile launches, North Korea threatened to bring “final doom to the U.S. mainland,” after claiming to have a miniaturized nuclear warhead capability. UN sancations and U.S. officials, to no success, have repeatedly… read more

February 10, 2015

Unanimously Approved

Dear Members and Friends, Today, the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously approved the nomination of Dr. Ashton Carter as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense. This approval sets the stage for his formal confirmation by the United States Senate at large in a vote to take place in the next few days. Dr. Ash… read more

February 6, 2015

MDAA Hosts Panel of GMD Experts on Capitol Hill

Yesterday, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance hosted a roundtable discussion on U.S. Homeland Missile Defense with a bipartisan group of Congressional Staffers from both the Senate and the House of Representatives at the United States Capitol. We were honored to have the two most premier experts in the nation on the Ground Based Midcourse Missile… read more

February 4, 2015

Change of Direction

Yesterday, the Missile Defense Agency presented its FY 2016 Budget Request. The $8.127 billion request is a notable increase from the $7.46 billion request of FY15, and includes a significant portion to enhance, modernize and make more effective our Nation’s Homeland Missile Defense capability. Over $3.141 Billion will be going towards that priority. It is… read more

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