MDAA Alerts

March 23, 2017

34th Anniversary of the Strategic Defense Initiative Speech

Thirty-four years ago, President Ronald Reagan delivered his historic Strategic Defense Initiative speech calling for advanced missile defense capabilities that would render the threat “impotent and obsolete.” In recognition of this milestone, the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance has released a video highlighting advancements in the missile defense program since President Reagan’s speech. Additionally, MDAA has… read more

March 20, 2017

Fired Up

Dear Members and Friends, Over the weekend, North Korea in total defiance and “acting very, very badly” along with China telling the United States to be “cool headed” (link to CNN Article), fired up a new type of rocket engine for ICBM lift to make North Korea more capable and more reliable in delivering heavier payloads… read more

March 17, 2017

We Are As One

Dear Members and Friends, As United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo, to discuss their cooperation and unity against the North Korean threat, MDAA hosted a Congressional Roundtable at the United States Capitol on the “Cooperating with Japan on Missile Defense.” Rear Admiral (RDML) Johnny Wolfe, Program… read more

March 10, 2017

“The Big Stick”

The United States firm and rapid deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system into the Korean Peninsula this week, encapsulates the new national security policy of President Trump that is not based on rhetoric communiques, orchestrated public international statements to appease, and empty United Nations resolutions and sanctions like the past three… read more

March 6, 2017

Not Afraid to Fail

In relentless pursuit of a nuclear intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), North Korea continues to blatantly advance its ballistic missile development as indicated to the world with its increasing solid fuel rocketry, successful staging and reentry vehicle testing as demonstrated on Feb 12, 2017 (link). Yesterday, North Korea further increased its confidence and the reliability of… read more

March 2, 2017

In Defense of Korea

With the North Korean ballistic missile threat and the assumption of it being nuclear-capable upon the Korean Peninsula, the United States and the ROK are deploying the most current missile defense systems available and modernizing current capabilities on the Peninsula to defeat this threat and its evolution of complexity, maneuverability, as well as early release… read more

February 24, 2017

Beyond the Threshold

North Korea went too far. They bumped right up to the threshold of significant retaliation by the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan with their lofted ballistic missile test on February 12, 2017. In this test, North Korea successfully demonstrated a survivable, mobile, solid fuel missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons and conducting… read more

February 21, 2017

Strategically Invaluable

Okinawa, is smack dab in the middle of the entrance to the East China Sea and sits in the “first island chain” that stretches from the islands north of Japan to Taiwan, alongside the Philippines, then hooking through the South China Sea up to the coast of Vietnam. The first island chain strategically surrounds China… read more

February 16, 2017

North Korea

In the anxiety of the Asian region, watching an empowered and unchecked North Korea while awaiting a strong leadership response by the President of the United States, it is of miraculous amazement that a deprived and poverty stricken nation could rapidly develop a sea- and land-mobile solid fuel rocket capability with generational leaps of technical… read more

February 15, 2017

Missile Defense in the Next Four Years

America faces near-peer challenges from Russia and China, which possess modernized complex offensive capability in ballistic missiles, anti-satellite technology, hypersonic glide vehicles, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Within the next four years, North Korea and Iran will have solid-fueled mobile missiles, multiple re-entry vehicles and intercontinental-range ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that will challenge in… read more

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