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Dr. Philip Coyle (left) former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, in the Department of Defense and Riki Ellison (right) Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance

Dear Members and Friends,


As the impact of the historic ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) intercept on Tuesday begins to ripple in its ramifications around the world and to our nation, we have provided the press conference of Vice Admiral James Syring’s statements and responses to the Press at the Department of Defense yesterday. We have also included the Chairman of the House Arms Service Committee’s statement, Representative Mac Thornberry. In intrigue and openness, we have provided the world’s most notable critic of the U.S. missile defense system, Dr. Philip Coyle, former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Director, Operational Test and Evaluation, in the Department of Defense, and his discussion with me on the impacts of the historic intercept on National Public Radio from Los Angeles yesterday.

“I was confident before the test that we have the capability to defeat any threat that they would throw at us. And I’m more confident today — even more confident today after seeing the intercept test yesterday that we continue to be on that course.” – VADM James Syring, Director of MDA, May 31, 2017

Click here for a full transcript of VADM Syring’s press briefing.

Statement on the ICBM intercept on by Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Representative Mac Thornberry (R – TX).

“This test is a warning to the dictator in North Korea that he won’t be allowed to threaten the US and its allies.  In the NDAA this year, we will double-down on that message by making significant new investments to make good on the President’s promise to develop and deploy a ‘state of the art’ missile defense system” (link).

Click here to listen to the debate on Radio between Dr Philip Coyle and Riki Ellison.

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.