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May 26, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Pentagon plans long-range missile defense radar in Alaska

Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department on Friday announced plans to deploy a new long-range radar in central Alaska that would help the U.S. missile defense system better discern potential enemy missiles launched by Iran or North Korea and increase the capacity of interceptors in the ground in Alaska and California. Raytheon… read more

May 6, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Obama expected to push for Gulf missile defense at U.S. summit

(Reuters) – President Barack Obama is expected to make a renewed U.S. push next week to help Gulf allies create a region-wide defense system to guard against Iranian missiles as he seeks to allay their anxieties over any nuclear deal with Tehran, according to U.S. sources. The offer could be accompanied by enhanced security commitments,… read more

April 24, 2015 | MDAA in the News

Euro Missile Defense Must Adapt to Meet Russia Threat

MDAA Press Release: London – April 24, 2015 — NATO’s European missile defense policy, long aimed only at countering missile threats from the Middle East, should be adapted to address the threat of short-range missiles from Russia, said Riki Ellison, chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance in a statement yesterday. “Today in Europe, the direct ballistic… read more

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

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