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Front page of a New York World-Telegram newspaper the day after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

Seventy-six years ago today, the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States took place here in Honolulu, Hawaii that began a war that cost over 110,000 American lives and over two million Japanese lives, that lasted four years across the Pacific. Over 2,400 Americans died 76 years ago today because Hawaii was not prepared and defended with the best readiness it should have been to prevent the massive loss of American lives and destruction upon Hawaii that began a war. American diplomacy failed and American deterrence failed. The lives lost and the lessons learned should never be forgotten and forever etched in the leadership of America.

We are in Hawaii today with our mission and our advocacy to have the best missile defense possible for Hawaii to deter and be prepared to defend against America’s greatest threat today, a surprise nuclear ballistic missile attack from North Korea.

Hawaii to be best defended from North Korea needs a permanent land-based medium- to long-range discrimination radar, an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) tested and proven intercept by the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) Block IIA interceptor and engage/launch on remote Aegis Baseline-9 and future Baseline-10 Aegis BMD destroyers based in Hawaii or the Aegis Ashore site in Kauai – all with SM-3 Block IIA interceptors. Until then, Hawaii would need an emergency contingency plan to bring forward a AN/TPY-2 Radar, SM-3 Block 1B interceptors, Aegis Baseline-9 destroyer or Aegis Ashore Site operational.

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Mission Statement

MDAA’s mission is to make the world safer by advocating for the development and deployment of missile defense systems to defend the United States, its armed forces and its allies against missile threats.

MDAA is the only organization in existence whose primary mission is to educate the American public about missile defense issues and to recruit, organize, and mobilize proponents to advocate for the critical need of missile defense. We are a non-partisan membership-based and membership-funded organization that does not advocate on behalf of any specific system, technology, architecture or entity.