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October 17, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea Nuclear Threat: Viral Headlines Aren’t Scaring Hawaii Visitors Away

Honolulu Civil Beat: When Keith Vieira, a long-time Hawaii tourism executive appeared on a panel at the East-West Center last week, he was glad to hear from a fellow panelist that the likelihood of Hawaii getting nuked by North Korea was zero. In a market where 98 percent of visitors are leisure travelers, he said,… read more

October 10, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Senate Diluted Tough Oversight of Israeli Antimissile Program

The Jerusalem Post: WASHINGTON (TNS) – Senators quietly deleted from a defense bill last month a strict provision tying continued US funding of a costly Israeli antimissile system to completion of two flight tests. The retreat from tough oversight came at the request of the Israeli government, sources said. At issue is the Arrow 3… read more

September 27, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Army takes step to strengthen missile defense in South Korea

Inside Defense: The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade recently completed an eight-month Patriot modernization effort in South Korea, according to the unit’s former commander. Speaking on a panel at a Sept. 20 Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance event, Col. Mark Holler highlighted the effort as one of the steps the Army has taken to deter North… read more

September 21, 2017 | MDAA in the News

S Korea’s Plan to Assassinate Kim Jong-Un: The Hit Squad That Could End It All

CBN News: North Korea has made sudden progress in its nuclear and missile technology in recent months, and that has experts wondering, how are they doing this? Meanwhile, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vows he’s going to comple his nuclear weapons program despite sanctions and objections by world leaders. CBN News has been working… read more

September 20, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Sea-Based X-Band Radar returns to Oahu

Honolulu Star Advertiser: The golf ball is back. The Sea-Based X-Band Radar returned to Pearl Harbor on Friday after spending months at sea likely watching for any North Korean missiles that would have come across the Pacific in the direction of Hawaii and the mainland… Read full post.… read more

September 15, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Growing threat from North Korea fuels debate over billions in missile shield spending

Washington Examiner: With President Trump pledging to spend billions more on missile defense in the wake of North Korea’s continued defiance, familiar battle lines are being drawn between advocates of strengthening U.S. missile defenses and critics who claim the current system is pie in the sky. After meeting with his national security team in Bedminster,… read more

September 6, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Missile tests likely to go unchallenged

Honolulu Star: North Korea is expected to launch more ballistic missiles over Japan as the rogue nation seeks to add greater distance to its tests. But don’t look for Japan or the United States to attempt to shoot down North Korean test missiles flying over open ocean, according to defense experts. Downing an intermediaterange ballistic missile headed… read more

August 31, 2017 | MDAA in the News

As North Korea threat grows, experts warn of weaknesses in U.S. missile defense

WJLA: WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — As tensions with North Korea simmer, the U.S. military announced Wednesday that it has completed another successful test of its missile defense systems, but experts say the threats the nation now faces require a renewed commitment to more advanced anti-ballistic missile strategies. According to the Missile Defense Agency, Tuesday’s… read more

August 31, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Navy’s ballistic missile shootdown comes hours after Kim Jong Un’s threat to contain Guam

Washington Examiner: A DEMANDING STANDOFF: The tension with North Korea over its missile tests and nuclear program has degenerated into a cycle of provocation, demands and defiance. Wash, rinse, repeat. President Trump’s response to the Monday launch of an intermediate-range ballistic missile over the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, was to issue a statement that… read more

August 16, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Can US Shoot Down North Korean Missiles? Guam Under Threat

CBN News: As the war of words between President Trump and North Korea’s dictator intensifies, Pentagon officials tell CBN News the U.S. military stands ready to “fight tonight”. But if North Korea takes aim at the island of Guam, could we defend a missile strike? Pyongyang doubled down on its threats to launch missiles at… read more

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