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2010-11-08 13:53:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, has analyzed the recent mid term elections last week in terms of what it will mean for the missile defense program going forward. Ellison is one of the top lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. His comments are outlined below: "This past Tuesday, the American public changed the makeup of the House of...

2010-10-29 12:33:00

BARKING SANDS, Kauai, Hawaii Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Founder and Chairman of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org has commented on the results of the successful Japanese missile intercept from the JS Kirishima off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii and its significance. Ellison is one of the top foremost lay experts in the field of missile defense in the world. His comments include the following: "Against the back drop of the Kauai...

2009-09-23 17:22:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and President of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacyalliance.org has developed a White Paper that analyzes the recent missile defense decision by President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. The White Paper states that the protection of our homeland population is a risk we are facing with the new missile defense plan. Ellison has shared the White Paper with members of...

2009-07-28 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, President and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA) www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org points out to the membership of MDAA that Senator John McCain is now going along with President Obama's position on the nation's missile defense program. This position is in contrast to Senator McCain's remarks on missile defense during the Presidential campaign. Ellison's remarks are as follows: "The former Republican nominee...

2009-03-27 09:17:00

POINT MUGU, Calif., March 27, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-2 Block IV missile intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile target at the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division. The SM-2 Block IV engagement demonstrated a near-term, sea-based capability for destroying short-range ballistic missiles in their terminal or final phase of flight. During the same test, a Raytheon SM-2 Block IIIA missile intercepted and destroyed a...

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2008-10-17 08:05:00

Congress has approved a $5 million study of space-based missile defenses. This is the first time the development of space weapons will be considered since similar work was canceled in the 1990s. "Approval of the study highlights the need to provide comprehensive protection from the growing threat of missile attack and to limit the vulnerability of vital satellites to attack," said Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican and a key supporter of missile defenses. Kyl told the senate: "We have the...

2006-08-27 20:41:22

By Kristin Roberts FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Sunday warned North Korea may pose a threat as a weapons seller to terrorists and that America would consider taking the nuclear warheads off intercontinental ballistic missiles so they could be used against terrorists. Rumsfeld, in Alaska to visit a missile defense installation weeks after Pyongyang test-fired a long-range missile believed capable of reaching the United States, said North...

2006-06-29 04:44:36

TOKYO (Reuters) - China's foreign ministry summoned North Korea's ambassador to convey Chinese fears over a possible missile launch, Kyodo news agency said on Thursday. Tensions have risen across the region since U.S. officials said satellite pictures indicated North Korea had begun what appeared to be preparations to launch a ballistic missile. China's foreign ministry declined to comment on the Kyodo report. Japan has ordered one of its warships equipped with a high-tech radar...

2006-06-22 14:02:45

By Carol Giacomo and Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea is far along in its preparations for testing a long-range ballistic missile but the United States would not necessarily use its missile defense system to shoot it down, U.S. officials said on Thursday. After a week in which unnamed American officials had stoked alarm about activities at a missile site in eastern North Korea, the U.S. government appeared ready to ease tensions somewhat. White House national security...


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