MDAA in the News

April 12, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Missile defense test success accelerates arms race with Russia, China, program critic says

Alaska Public Media: A prominent critic of U.S. missile defense agrees that a test of the system two weeks ago was a success. And that’s why former Assistant Secretary of Defense Philip Coyle is more concerned than ever that the system is fueling a new arms race with both Russia and China. For decades, Coyle… read more

April 8, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Will Northeast Ohio get a missile defense site?

The Review: WASHINGTON — A military base roughly 30 miles from the now-shuttered GM plant at Lordstown may encapsulate the region’s hope for something — anything — to help replace the thousands of jobs lost when GM left the region. Regional leaders want that site — Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center near… read more

March 11, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Super Bowl champ spreading the word for need of missile defenses

After winning three Super Bowl rings as a linebacker in the National Football League, Riki Ellison’s message remains the same: The best offense is a good defense. “It doesn’t matter what game you are playing,” said Ellison, founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance — a non-profit organization advocating the development and deployment of missile… read more

March 8, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Trump bristles at criticism he’s sacrificing military readiness in quixotic quest for deal with North Korea

Washington Examiner: ‘WAR GAMES’ JUST TOO PRICEY: President Trump’s now standing order for the U.S. military to stand down on the kind of robust annual joint exercises with South Korea the Pentagon always considered indispensable is all about saving taxpayers money, not kowtowing to Kim Jong Un, Trump said in his latest tweet on the… read more

March 8, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Missile defense advocate says Eastcoast missile defense site selected

Tribune Chronicle: NEWTON FALLS – The location for a new, Eastcoast missile defense site has been selected by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, though the choice has not yet been revealed, said Riki Ellison, founder and chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. Ellison said he doesn’t know which site was picked, but he believes… read more

March 7, 2019 | MDAA in the News

If government picks Ravenna for missile defense site, it could bring 2,200 jobs

(WKBN) – If Camp Garfield in Ravenna is picked as the host site to the Missile Defense System, the impacts on our area would be enormous. On Wednesday, the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber will hear from an expert on U.S. Missile Defense. Riki Ellison says at least 1,600 jobs would be created in the construction of the… read more

March 7, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Expert: Decision likely made on anti-missile site (updated)

A location may already have been chosen for the planned East Coast Missile Defense site, and Camp James A. Garfield east of Ravenna may very well be that site, according to Riki Ellison, chairman and founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. “The last time the MDA [Missile Defense Agency] came out to look at… read more

February 21, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Missile Defense Advocacy exec is speaker march 6

The Vindicator – Riki Ellison, executive director of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, will be the guest speaker at the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber’s Lattes and Legislators event at 7:30 a.m. March 6 at Roby Lee’s Restaurant and Banquet Center, 425 Ridge Road in Newton Falls. Ellison will talk about Camp James A. Garfield, formerly the… read more

February 19, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Here’s What We Know: Russia’s New Generation Of Nuclear-Capable Weapons

RFE/RL: In March 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled six nuclear-capable weapons and has said they have no equivalents anywhere in the world. “Understand that everything I have said today is not a bluff,” he said at the time. And with both the United States and Russia announcing this month that they will withdraw from the 1987… read more

February 15, 2019 | MDAA in the News

Superbowl winner visits home in Otago

Otago Daily Times: A Kiwi American football star, turned missile defence advocate, has paid tribute to a rugby legend this week. Three-time Superbowl winner Riki Ellison, the first New Zealander to play in the NFL, visited the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in Dunedin.… read more

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