MDAA in the News

November 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Congressman says F-35s could take down North Korea’s missiles in boost phase

Inside Defense: A congressman on the House Armed Services Committee claimed today F-35 Joint Strike Fighters could shoot down North Korea’s ballistic missiles in their boost phase and faulted the Missile Defense Agency and the Pentagon for failing to come up with a timely solution to Kim Jong Un’s nuclear warhead program. Rep. Duncan Hunter… read more

November 3, 2017 | MDAA in the News

North Korea working on missile that could reach U.S. mainland: report

USA Today: North Korea is developing an advanced version of an intercontinental ballistic missile that could reach the mainland United States, according to a report. The upgraded version of Pyongyang’s KN-20 missile was reported by CNN. It comes less than six months after North Korea launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile, and two months after its sixth nuclear test.… read more

October 24, 2017 | MDAA in the News

‘Golf ball’ radar’s limitations seen

Honolulu Star Advertiser: The Sea-Based X-Band Radar, a key link in the nation’s defense against North Korea, spent eight months at sea before returning to its home in Pearl Harbor last month. But the powerful $2.2 billion discriminating radar can’t be used operationally anywhere near Hawaii, and its return here for “routine maintenance” highlights a… read more

October 18, 2017 | MDAA in the News

Hawaii’s missile defense urged as North Korean threat persists

Honolulu Star Advertiser: Although the United States has been stymied in reining in North Korea’s nuclear program, a former U.S. Pacific Command deputy commander said President Donald Trump’s tough words can be matched with real action by enhancing the defense of Hawaii. “The president cannot allow North Korea to get comfortable with the notion that… read more

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

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