MDAA in the News

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

MDAA Chairman Riki Ellison Interviewed by Frank Gaffney, April 3

This interview features MDAA Chairman Riki Ellison discussing his recent trip to Israel and Jordan, Iran’s development of ICBM technology, the North Korean threat, hypersonic glide vehicles and cruise missiles, and the Obama Administration’s record on missile defense with Frank Gaffney of Secure Freedom Radio.… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Sen. McCain: missile defense work in Tucson even more important with Iran nuclear deal talks

KGUN9 News: Watch Video Coverage of MDAA Arizona Champions Event Here TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – Senator John McCain made some stops in Tucson on Friday, shortly after announcing his bid for reelection to the Senate in 2016. His first stop was alongside Congresswoman Martha McSally to honor the people responsible for missile defense. The missiles are… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

McCain, Flake vow push for banking fix, immigration legislation

Arizona Daily Star: Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake vowed Friday to keep working to alleviate border banking issues and push for immigration-law change. In a joint appearance hosted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, McCain said he is continuing to work with border community officials and banks to improve banking access. Some… read more

April 13, 2015 | MDAA in the News

McCain, McSally pan Iran deal, praise defense industry

Arizona Republic: TUCSON – U.S. Sen. John McCain, fresh off announcing he will run for re-election in 2016, drew promises of support at a meeting of southern Arizona defense hawks Friday, as he praised the state’s missile-defense industry and criticized the Obama administration’s emerging deal with Iran. McCain was joined by U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, the… read more

April 3, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Iran is Smuggling Precision Missiles to Hezbollah

Arutz Sheva: A senior Israeli security source revealed on Tuesday that Iran is smuggling rockets souped-up with advanced guided warheads to its terror proxy of Hezbollah in Lebanon, posing a direct threat to the Jewish state of Israel from right over its northern border. Col. Aviram Hasson, a leader in the IDF’s top-level missile defenses,… read more

April 3, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Commentary: On Target With Missile Defense

Defense News: As Congress begins its review of the president’s fiscal 2016 budget, I recently witnessed a welcome sign of interest from congressional staffers who attended a standing room-only, roundtable discussion on missile defense. The questions and discussion were insightful, and brought clarity to the Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA’s) sound strategy to defend against a… read more

March 31, 2015 | MDAA in the News

‘Iran is placing guided warheads on Hezbollah rockets’

      Jerusalem Post: Iran is placing guided warheads on its rockets and smuggling them to Hezbollah in Lebanon, a senior Defense Ministry official involved in preparing Israeli air defenses said Tuesday. Speaking at the Israel Air and Missile Defense Conference in Herzliya, organized by the iHLS defense website and the Israel Missile Defense… read more

March 20, 2015 | MDAA in the News

UPDATE 1-U.S. missile defense agency warns of ‘jeopardy’ from budget cuts

Reuters: (Reuters) – Further budget cuts would put the U.S. military’s ability to protect the United States in “serious jeopardy” at a time when Iran and North Korea are advancing their own missile programs, the head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency said on Thursday. Vice Admiral James Syring told U.S. lawmakers that failure to… read more

March 19, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon plans hard look at missile defense programs

Reuters: (Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department has launched a major review of missile defense programs and capabilities, after military commanders called the current strategy “unsustainable” given tough budget pressures and rising threats around the world. Former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel described the review in a Feb. 4 memo to top officers in the U.S.… read more

March 5, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Senior General: US considering possible Middle East missile defense

Reuters: Missile defense advocate says a THAAD system in the Middle East would be a “political chess move” in the current US talks with Iran over ending its nuclear weapons program Washington: The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defense system to the Middle East, a senior US Army general said on Wednesday,… read more

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