MDAA in the News

June 8, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Senate NDAA Would Mandate Work on Missile Defenses in Space

Roll Call: The Senate Armed Services Committee voted behind closed doors on May 23 to require the Pentagon to start developing missile-killing interceptors for deployment in space — whether or not the Pentagon agrees. The provision, by Texas Republican Ted Cruz, has become part of the defense authorization bill being debated now and into next… read more

June 4, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Report: US Military Eyes THAAD Missile Defense System Deployment in Germany

Executive Gov: The U.S. military has conducted preliminary talks about the potential deployment of a missile defense system in Germany to strengthen defenses in Europe amid threats posed by Iran’s ballistic missile development efforts, Reuters reported Friday. Riki Ellison, head of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, said the U.S. European Command has been proposing for… read more

June 1, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Exclusive: U.S. military looking at deploying anti-missile system in Germany – sources

Reuters: BERLIN (Reuters) – The U.S. military has held preliminary discussions about moving a powerful missile defense system to Germany to boost European defenses, according to two sources familiar with the issue, a move that experts said could trigger fresh tensions with Moscow. The tentative proposal to send the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD)… read more

May 23, 2018 | MDAA in the News

The case for defense

Frontiersman: WASILLA — Last Friday, the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman teamed up with the pro-Alaska think tank Commonwealth North to present ‘Breakfast with a Champion’ at the Menard Center in Wasilla. The guest speaker was Riki Ellison, who played middle linebacker in the NFL for 10 years, winning three Super Bowl Champions with the San Francisco… read more

May 21, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Chamber Lauds $16M for YARS, Camp Ravenna

The Business Journal: YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber and its Eastern Ohio Military Affairs Commission wants the public to know that members of the Mahoning Valley’s congressional delegation secured more than $16 million for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station and the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center. YARS, which generates approximately $100 million… read more

May 11, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Congress wants return on $1.5 billion investment in Israel missile shield

Al-Monitor: American taxpayers have spent more than $1.5 billion on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system since 2011. Now Congress thinks it’s high time the technology benefits the United States. The House Armed Services Committee voted 60-1 Wednesday to advance an annual defense bill that authorizes $30 million for the US Army to acquire Iron… read more

May 1, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Strategic Significance of Missile Defense Systems

i24 News: STRICTLY SECURITY | Missile defense systems are becoming essential in a world where military technology is developing rapidly. How does it fit into the context of Iran and North Korea? I24’s Barbara Opall-Rome interviews Riki Ellison of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance.… read more

March 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Short Range Air Defense interim solution to be chosen by end of year

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army plans to choose an interim solution to meet a much-needed Short Range Aird Defense (SHORAD) capability in Europe by the end of the year, according to Brig. Gen. Randy McIntire, who is leading the service’s modernization efforts in air-and-missile defense. The directed requirement for a SHORAD solution has been… read more

March 19, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Interview: Senate Strategic Forces Subcommittee Chair Deb Fischer on Russia, space wars, and the state of the nuclear arsenal

Defense News: WASHINGTON — Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer, as chair of the Senate Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, oversees a national security portfolio that has commanded plenty of headlines in recent months: America’s nuclear arsenal, ballistic missile defense, national security space programs, and the Department of Energy’s national security programs… Read full post.… read more

March 15, 2018 | MDAA in the News

Trump’s North Korea Dilemma: Asking For Billions For Missile Defense Without Freaking People Out

Buzzfeed News: Talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could have a benefit no one in the Trump administration really wants to acknowledge — taking some of the pressure off a missile defense system whose effectiveness few are certain of. The Trump administration has been walking a fine line for… read more

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