MDAA in the News

May 19, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea Missile Update

Washington Examiner: Experts and analysts have been poring over the available information about the weekend test of North Korea’s new medium range missile that was fired nearly straight up into space and down again, presumably to test its reentry vehicle designed to carry a nuclear warhead. If the missile has been fired on a traditional… read more

May 17, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Our Missile-Defense Policy Should be ‘America First’

National Review: The U.S. provides anti-missile shields to Europe. Let’s redirect some of those resources to protect the homeland. Ideal year-round temperatures, lush tropical foliage, and scenic beaches belie the strategic significance of Hawaii’s Pacific Missile Range Facility, which cuts across 2,385 acres of coastline in Kauai County. The U.S. Naval base is said to… read more

May 4, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Activate Kauai missile shield, expert urges

Honolulu Star Advertiser: Hawaii shouldn’t be held for “nuclear ransom” by North Korea and needs to activate its Aegis Ashore missile testing facility on Kauai in times of emergency to provide a layered missile shield for the isles, a defense expert told Hawaii state lawmakers Wednesday. Riki Ellison, chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance,… read more

May 4, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Analyzing the Threat from North Korea

NBC10 @Issue: US Intelligence sources say they see signs North Korea is preparing for a nuclear test despite warnings from Washington. NBC10’s Vai Sikahema speaks to Riki Ellison, the founder of the Missle Defense Advocacy Alliance, about how serious the threat from North Korea is. Click here to watch the interview with Riki Ellison.… read more

May 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Strictly Security With Barbara Opll-Rome

Strictly Security: Click here to watch Riki Ellison’s interview on Strictly Security. Skip to the five minute mark of the video to see the segment with Riki’s interview.… read more

May 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Kauai’s PMRF could be Hawaii’s one-shot defense during a missile attack

Hawaii News Now: Following rising threats of a nuclear attack from North Korea, some are calling on lawmakers to beef up Hawaii’s defenses. Assuming it has the capability, a North Korea missile aimed at Hawaii would have to be stopped by interceptors fired from military bases in Alaska or California. Missile defense advocate Riki Ellison… read more

April 26, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Army National Guard official outlines SHORAD plans 

Inside Defense: A short-range air defense unit will be sent to Europe next spring to augment the maneuver force, the chief of the 263rd Army Air and Missile Defense Command said this week. Speaking at an April 24 Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance roundtable discussion in Washington, Maj. Gen. Glenn Bramhall emphasized the importance of adding… read more

March 9, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Is US cyber defense a key weapon against N. Korea’s missile program?

DW: Amid rising tensions on the Korean peninsula, a recent report indicates that the US has successfully used cyber attacks to disrupt North Korean missile tests, opening a new “invisible front” against the bellicose state. There is currently a big show of force happening in Northeast Asia.  On March 7, for the second time in… read more

March 7, 2017 | MDAA in the News

China condemns US as controversial THAAD anti-missile system deploys to S. Korea

Stars and Stripes: SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. began deploying a controversial missile-defense system in South Korea, shortly after the North launched four missiles in a test that heightened concerns it is making progress with its nuclear-weapons program. China, which strongly opposes the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as… read more

February 23, 2017 | MDAA in the News

USS Shiloh sailor named Japan Missile Defender of the Year

Japan Stripes A USS Shiloh (CG 67) Sailor was recognized as the Japan Missile Defender of the Year at a ceremony held Feb. 9. Fire Controlman 1st Class Carl R. Morinville, from Bronx, New York, was named as the missile defender of the year for his superior work calibrating one of the radar systems while… read more

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