MDAA Alerts

May 30, 2017

Stand By Me

Dear Members and Friends,   Click here to watch U.S. Soldiers raising the flag at the Ronald Reagan Missile Defense Site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California prior to the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system intercept test on May 30, 2017. We stand with our nation here at our Ronald Reagan Memorial Missile Defense Observation… read more

May 30, 2017

Blame It on Work

Dear Members and Friends,   The intent of Commander in Chief of the United States of America stated clearly and repeatedly is to increase and strengthen the defense of the United States. “…[My budget plan will include a] historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America.” -President… read more

May 26, 2017

Our Sacrifice

Dear Members and Friends,   As Memorial weekend approaches and we take time to reflect and celebrate upon a family member, a friend and or a patriot we have never met to bring a moment of solitude on their ultimate honor of self-sacrifice for the better good of those they loved, and for those that… read more

May 24, 2017

MDA FY18 Budget Estimates

Dear members and friends,   The Missile Defense Agency (MDA) released its annual budget request yesterday on May 24, 2017, requesting a total of $7.9 billion in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018; $379 million more than MDA’s budget request for FY17. MDA’s budget request is proposed each year by the President for consideration by Congress. Following… read more

May 23, 2017

Dutch Treat

Dear Members and Friends,   A small country of 17 million in the watershed of the Rhine River as it enters the English Channel, plays beyond its size and above water in its leadership to NATO on air and missile defense. Netherlands brings forward for NATO a maritime and land capability of air and missile… read more

May 22, 2017

Going Initial Operational

Dear Members and Friends,   Yesterday, North Korea launched the Pukguksong-2/Polaris-2 – refined from its earlier launch of February 12 (link) – using a cold launch and solid fuel from a mobile platform, based off of a Chinese submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) the JL-1, off of North Korea’s own self-made and produced Transporter Erector Launcher (TEL). This particular test was… read more

May 22, 2017

Galvanizing the Middle East Against Iran

Dear Members and Friends, In the relevance of over 100 combat intercepts of ballistic missiles from the Houthis in Yemen – supported by Iran – into Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, President Trump signed a $110 billion deal (link) that will include providing the THAAD missile defense system that will greatly enhance Saudi Arabia’s defense from… read more

May 18, 2017

Dutch Courage

Dear Members and Friends, On the centennial anniversary of Dutch Air Defense, in the central part of Netherlands in Utrecht province at the Netherlands National Military Museum in Soest, we honored and co-hosted with the Netherlands, the first Dutch Missile Defender of the Year event. This Dutch ceremony, on the 100th anniversary of the start… read more

May 15, 2017

Surprise Surprise

Dear Members and Friends,   Caught by surprise, the North Koreans yesterday successfully tested a brand new Hwasong-12 missile, first seen and introduced for the first time last month on the April 15th, 2017 during a North Korean military parade (link). The Hwasong-12 is a liquid-fueled single-stage missile with a liquid divert and altitude capability for accuracy of… read more

May 12, 2017

Between a ROK and a Hard Place

The deployment of the THAAD ballistic missile defense system in Seongju County on the Korean Peninsula, operated and paid for by the United States, is to defend all of the United States military forces on the Peninsula from the North Korean nuclear ballistic missile threat. An over 50,000 American force deployed to bases and ports around… read more

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