MDAA Alerts

January 6, 2017

To Shoot or Not to Shoot, That Is the Question

In response to North Korea’s New Year’s threat of testing a nuclear-capable ICBM, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post published articles advocating for the United States to shoot down the North Korean IBCM (intercontinental-range ballistic missile) as a legitimate option to be considered. We question their positions of the capability and justification of… read more

January 4, 2017

North Korea’s 2017 New Years Resolution

The North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un began the New Year with a threat directed towards the President of the United States and the President Elect of the United States stating that his nuclear-capable country was close to test-launching an intercontinental ballistic missile reaching parts of the United States. Kim Jong-Un declared North Korea a “nuclear… read more

December 15, 2016

‘Fireball’ – “We’re Taking It, We’re Taking It, We’re Taking It Down”

Off our best air and missile defense Aegis BMD destroyer in the Pacific, the USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) – which is equipped with the newest fire control baseline-9 processor and SM-6 interceptors – the United States Navy tracked and intercepted the most capable and maneuverable ballistic missile deployed in the Pacific today, a target missile, representing the… read more

December 15, 2016

Developing a Space-Based Layer for Missile Defense

Today, at the U.S. Capitol Building, MDAA was honored to host a Congressional Roundtable Series discussing our nation’s space-based sensor layer and its central role in the ballistic missile defense system. Speaking at the event were representatives and leaders from the U.S. Air Force and Missile Defense Agency (MDA), two U.S. organizations responsible for operating… read more

December 13, 2016

Checking the President for 2017

President Obama’s last National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a joint agreement between the president and Congress which authorizes funds and policies for the Department of Defense for 2017, was passed by the Senate and House on December 8. Within this agreement there are numerous policies relating to air and missile defense for the United States… read more

December 9, 2016

Admiral Harris’ Speech Marking 75th Anniversary of Attacks on Pearl Harbor

Wednesday December 7, 2016, a compelling speech in delivery and content was delivered by the U.S. Pacific Commander, Admiral Harry Harris marking the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. Below is a link to a video of the speech and its transcript. a Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give it up one more… read more

December 7, 2016

Never Again

In remembrance of the tremendous sacrifice of American lives and the onset of engaging in a World War that sacrificed millions of American lives, we pay tremendous respect and honor for their sacrifices so we can enjoy our freedom today. May we seek to do all we can to ensure another Pearl Harbor does not… read more

December 6, 2016

Our First Site

Tucked up 30 miles from the Canadian border upon the Great Plains of North Dakota is our nation’s safeguard missile defense system, the first anti-ballistic missile system ever deployed by the United States. Thought of in 1968 to defend against a limited ICBM capability from China with a total 12 sites to include Hawaii and… read more

December 5, 2016

The Pacific in Transition

President-elect Trump made a strong statement to the world in American leadership with his nomination of General James Mattis (Link) for the Secretary of Defense, a nearly complete opposite personality, experience and leader from the current Secretary of Defense, Dr. Ash Carter as well as changing the oversight and influence given by the President for… read more

December 1, 2016

Island Power

On the strategic island called Okinawa, in the middle of the entrance to the East China Sea and all of Asia, is one of the most powerful offensive air forces in the world, the United States Air Force 18th Wing and the United States Marines Amphibious force projection into this region. The island is home to… read more

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