MDAA Alerts

June 21, 2017

Power Projection

“I believe that there are two sources of strength in our country. At the strategic level, it’s the network of allies that we built up since 2002. At the operational level it’s been the ability to project power from the United States to advance our interests and to meet our alliance commitments. Our peer competitors… read more

June 19, 2017

Tragedy

Dear Members and Friends, Over the weekend, the Missile Defense community suffered a tragedy with loss of seven U.S. Sailors aboard the USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62), a ballistic missile defense (BMD) ship deployed out of Yokosuka, Japan for the BMD defense mission against North Korea (link). The ultimate sacrifice of human life, they served a selfless… read more

June 16, 2017

A New Era

Dear Members and Friends,   This morning, at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the change of the command of the United States Missile Defense Agency (MDA) took place for the Director of MDA. The new Director of MDA as of today is U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Sam Greaves, who becomes the 10thcommander of the U.S. missile… read more

June 13, 2017

North Korean Inferno

Dear Members and Friends,   As North Korea continues to blatantly fire missile after missile, test after test, 57 total since the beginning of last year, the optics look like a desperate North Korea strategic messaging to their own people, the region and for a hopeful deal with the United States. It is, however, clearly… read more

June 8, 2017

The Holy Grail of Missile Defense

Dear Members and Friends,   On July 31st, 1979, Governor Ronald Reagan after visiting NORAD and its base in Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado for the first time, he noted: “We have spent all that money and have all that equipment, and there is nothing we can do to prevent a nuclear missile from hitting us…We should… read more

June 7, 2017

HASC Hearing on Missile Defense Funding

Today the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Strategic Forces heard testimony on the “Fiscal Year 2018 Priorities and Posture of Missile Defeat Programs and Activities.” Witnesses for the hearing included Vice Admiral James Syring, Director of the Missile Defense Agency, Lieutenant General James Dickinson, Commander of the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile… read more

June 5, 2017

Exceptional Leadership at Exceptional Times

Dear Members and Friends,   In a historic week for missile defense that has validated and proven the nation’s capability and the only nation in the world to defeat and destroy an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) with its operationally deployed systems, we honor and recognize the excellence of leadership of NORTHCOM and NORAD in Colorado… read more

June 1, 2017

Taking on the Critics

Dear Members and Friends,   As the impact of the historic ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) intercept on Tuesday begins to ripple in its ramifications around the world and to our nation, we have provided the press conference of Vice Admiral James Syring’s statements and responses to the Press at the Department of Defense yesterday. We… read more

May 31, 2017

Historic

Dear Members and Friends, The first ever and a historic first in the world of an intercept of an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) missile took place yesterday over the middle of the Pacific Ocean demonstrating clear capability by the United States to defeat and destroy mankind’s most powerful weapon, the ICBM. This remarkable and world notable… read more

May 30, 2017

It’s Official

Dear Members and Friends,   Below is the Missile Defense Agency’s press release regarding the successful Ground-based Midcourse Defense intercept test on May 30, 2017: HOMELAND MISSILE DEFENSE SYSTEM SUCCESSFULLY INTERCEPTS ICBM TARGET The U.S. Missile Defense Agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force 30th Space Wing, the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated… read more

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