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  • July 28, 2020 08:47
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    Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

    THE NEWS 

    ICONs Weekly

    60 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly

    Contributions by Consultants:

    SUSAN CORNWELL:

    ·       10 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data

    PETER HUESSY:

    ·       Weekly Update (11 Pages Attached)

    ·       Link to Mitchell Institute Video Seminars: https://www.mitchellaerospacepower.org/aerospace-nation

    ERIN NEAL:

    ·       Weekly Update (9 Pages attached)

    Attached DoD & Congressional Letters:

    Attached Articles & Videos

    Provided by “Uncle Bob” Lindseth

    • ·       Indian Nuclear Forces 2020 (7 Pages Attached)
    • ·       A new US Nation Security Strategy: A World Transformed (51 Pages Attached)
    • ·       National Defense Strategy (NDS) Implementation: First Year Accomplishments (13 Pages Attached)

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:  Please See Below

    DATES IN 2020

    Minot Task Force 21

    July 15, 2020

    Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sept 22, 2020 Triad Conference "Seeking and Securing National Consensus on Nuclear Deterrence and Modernization" is going virtual. The event will consist of a mix of live web-streamed presentations with Q&A and pre-recorded presentations. Right after the virtual conference we'll make the presentations available "on-demand" via the Minot Chamber of Commerce website. 

    The conference will offer the same exceptional line-up of speakers as always.  Among those confirmed are Senator Kevin Cramer, retired Admiral Richard Mies, the Honorable Drew Walter, and retired Maj. Gen. Bill Chambers.  A full list of the planned speakers is below. 

    This will be the ninth conference on Triad issues that Task Force 21 - Minot has hosted in coordination with Peter Huessy's Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series on Nuclear Deterrence and Missile Defense.  They have all been focused on building a consensus to devote sufficient resources to sustaining and modernizing all three legs of our nuclear Triad.  Task Force 21 is an activity of the Minot Chamber of Commerce that educates the local community, North Dakota officials, members of Congress and the public on national security issues, particularly ones that affect the U.S. Air Force, and our nuclear deterrent.

    Also, the transcripts from the October 8, 2019 Triad conference are on the Minot Chamber of Commerce website, which you can click on this link to view.

    https://minotchamber.org/news/TriadTranscriptsfromOctober82019/

    We will send out a detailed schedule of presentations and information on registering for the Sept 22 virtual conference soon.  In the meantime, please put this on your calendar. (Letter Attached)

    Strategic Deterrent Coalition

    The Board of Directors of the Strategic Deterrent Coalition has rescheduled the SDC Symposium for May 5 - 6, 2021 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton, CT.  The SDC will hold a virtual symposium event on October 1, 2020 and we will provide more details as our agenda settles.  We already have commitments from senior speakers. 

    STRATEGIC DETERRENt COALITION:  A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization of concerned citizens with the mission of educating and informing the public and decision makers on the importance of a valid Nuclear Triad and strategic weapons

    THE ASSOCIATION OF AIR FORCE MISSILEERS: Is a tax exempt, non-profit for all who have earned the United States Air Force Missile Badge or the Missile and Space badge, as well as other with an interest in past or current USAF missile and space systems.  AAFM Mission: Preserving the Heritage of Air Force Missiles and the people involved with them; Recognizing Outstanding Missileers; Keeping Missileers Informed; Encouraging Meetings and Reunions; Providing a Single Point of Contact for Missileers

    The Strategic Forces Association: A small, Washington D.C. based niche trade association focused on US Strategic Forces, Nuclear Enterprise, Missile Defense, Hypersonics, NC3, and young professional development in industry and government. SFA has served as a valuable forum for discussing actionable ideas and advancing sound national security solutions within our focus areas.

    Tom   

    The Strategic Deterrence Coalition (SDC) sponsored ICBM Contractors’ (ICons) Weekly News Letter is Not-for-profit, educational/informational publication and DOES NOT reflect the position(s) of any company, agency or other entity. All material presented below has not been altered and is provided under “FAIR USE” in public law. – SDC ICons Information Coordinator/Distribution Director


  • July 17, 2020 16:37
    Reply # 9109330 on 8945462

    Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

    THE NEWS 

    ICONs Weekly

    79 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly

    Contributions by Consultants:

    SUSAN CORNWELL:

    ·       9 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data

    PETER HUESSY:

    ·       Weekly Update (46 Pages Attached)

    ·       Link to Mitchell Institute Video Seminars: https://www.mitchellaerospacepower.org/aerospace-nation

    ERIN NEAL:

    ·       Weekly Update (10 Pages attached)

    Attached DoD & Congressional Letters:

    Attached Articles & Videos

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:  Please See Below

    DATES IN 2020

    Strategic Deterrent Coalition

    The Board of Directors of the Strategic Deterrent Coalition has rescheduled the SDC Symposium for May 5 - 6, 2021 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton, CT.  The SDC will hold a virtual symposium event on October 1, 2020 and we will provide more details as our agenda settles.  We already have commitments from senior speakers. (Letter Attached)

    STRATEGIC DETERRENt COALITION:  A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization of concerned citizens with the mission of educating and informing the public and decision makers on the importance of a valid Nuclear Triad and strategic weapons

    THE ASSOCIATION OF AIR FORCE MISSILEERS: Is a tax exempt, non-profit for all who have earned the United States Air Force Missile Badge or the Missile and Space badge, as well as other with an interest in past or current USAF missile and space systems.  AAFM Mission: Preserving the Heritage of Air Force Missiles and the people involved with them; Recognizing Outstanding Missileers; Keeping Missileers Informed; Encouraging Meetings and Reunions; Providing a Single Point of Contact for Missileers

    The Strategic Forces Association: A small, Washington D.C. based niche trade association focused on US Strategic Forces, Nuclear Enterprise, Missile Defense, Hypersonics, NC3, and young professional development in industry and government. SFA has served as a valuable forum for discussing actionable ideas and advancing sound national security solutions within our focus areas.

    Tom   

    The Strategic Deterrence Coalition (SDC) sponsored ICBM Contractors’ (ICons) Weekly News Letter is Not-for-profit, educational/informational publication and DOES NOT reflect the position(s) of any company, agency or other entity. All material presented below has not been altered and is provided under “FAIR USE” in public law. – SDC ICons Information Coordinator/Distribution Director


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  • July 12, 2020 14:27
    Reply # 9097082 on 8945462

    Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

    THE NEWS 

    ICONs Weekly

    65 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly

    Contributions by Consultants:

    SUSAN CORNWELL:

    ·       12 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data

    ·       MM and GBSD R2 & P2 Documents

    ·       8 Pages of ICBM Funding Charts with Relevant Language (Attached)

    PETER HUESSY:

    ·       Weekly Update (23 Pages Attached)

    ·       Link to Mitchell Institute Video Seminars: https://www.mitchellaerospacepower.org/aerospace-nation

    ERIN NEAL:

    ·       Weekly Update (10 Pages attached)

    Attached DoD & Congressional Letters:

    • ·       Arms Control the ICBM Force and Ballistic Missile Defense, by Dr. Mark Schneider
    • Provided by “Uncle Bob” Lindseth

    Attached Articles & Videos

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:  Please See Below

    DATES IN 2020

    Strategic Deterrent Coalition

    The Board of Directors of the Strategic Deterrent Coalition has rescheduled the SDC Symposium for May 5 - 6, 2021 at the Mystic Marriott Hotel in Groton, CT.  The SDC will hold a virtual symposium event on October 1, 2020 and we will provide more details as our agenda settles.  We already have commitments from senior speakers. (Letter Attached)

    STRATEGIC DETERRENt COALITION:  A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization of concerned citizens with the mission of educating and informing the public and decision makers on the importance of a valid Nuclear Triad and strategic weapons

    THE ASSOCIATION OF AIR FORCE MISSILEERS: Is a tax exempt, non-profit for all who have earned the United States Air Force Missile Badge or the Missile and Space badge, as well as other with an interest in past or current USAF missile and space systems.  AAFM Mission: Preserving the Heritage of Air Force Missiles and the people involved with them; Recognizing Outstanding Missileers; Keeping Missileers Informed; Encouraging Meetings and Reunions; Providing a Single Point of Contact for Missileers

    The Strategic Forces Association: A small, Washington D.C. based niche trade association focused on US Strategic Forces, Nuclear Enterprise, Missile Defense, Hypersonics, NC3, and young professional development in industry and government. SFA has served as a valuable forum for discussing actionable ideas and advancing sound national security solutions within our focus areas.

    Tom   

    The Strategic Deterrence Coalition (SDC) sponsored ICBM Contractors’ (ICons) Weekly News Letter is Not-for-profit, educational/informational publication and DOES NOT reflect the position(s) of any company, agency or other entity. All material presented below has not been altered and is provided under “FAIR USE” in public law. – SDC ICons Information Coordinator/Distribution Director

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  • July 05, 2020 09:27
    Reply # 9079852 on 8945462

    Stay Healthy!

    ICONs Weekly

    57 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly

    Contributions by Consultants:

    SUSAN CORNWELL:

    ·       9 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data

    ·       9 Pages of ICBM Funding Charts and Relevant Language

    PETER HUESSY:

    ·       Weekly Update (Attached)

    ·       Link to Mitchell Institute Video Seminars: https://www.mitchellaerospacepower.org/aerospace-nation

    ·       Breakfast Video Seminar List (Attached)

    ERIN NEAL:

    ·       Weekly Update (attached)

    Attached DoD & Congressional Letters:

    Attached Articles & Videos

    • China Strategic Perspectives, Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University (66 Pages attached)
    • Courtesy of “Uncle Bob” Lindseth

    Courtesy of RADM (R) John Butler

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:  Please See Below

    DATES IN 2020

    The Association of Air Force Missileers (AAFM) National Meeting

    The Association of Air Force Missileers regrets to inform membership their National Meeting, scheduled for this October in Salt Lake City UT, has been postponed until 6-10 October 2021 but still in SLC. Please direct any questions to Jim Warner at director@afmissileers.org

    Strategic Deterrent Coalition Deterrence Symposium

    Symposium Rescheduled for September 30 and October 1, 2020 Registration is Open NOW!

    Registration Link:  Click on https://conference.usu.edu/SDC/  Click on ”REGISTRATION” in the left column, Click on “Register Now”

    Hotel Link: Click on https://conference.usu.edu/SDC/  Click on ”HOTEL INFORMATION” in the left column, Click on “Book your group rate for SDC Symposium”

    STRATEGIC DETERRENt COALITION:  A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization of concerned citizens with the mission of educating and informing the public

    and decision makers on the importance of a valid Nuclear Triad and strategic weapons

    THE ASSOCIATION OF AIR FORCE MISSILEERS: Is a tax exempt, non-profit for all who have earned the United States Air Force Missile Badge or the Missile and Space badge, as well as other with an interest in past or current USAF missile and space systems.  AAFM Mission: Preserving the Heritage of Air Force Missiles and the people involved with them;

    Recognizing Outstanding Missileers; Keeping Missileers Informed; Encouraging Meetings and Reunions; Providing a Single Point of Contact for Missileers

    The Strategic Forces Association: A small, Washington D.C. based niche trade association focused on US Strategic Forces, Nuclear Enterprise, Missile Defense, Hypersonics, NC3, and young professional development in industry and government. SFA has served as a valuable forum for discussing actionable ideas and advancing sound national security solutions within our focus areas.

    Tom   

    The Strategic Deterrence Coalition (SDC) sponsored ICBM Contractors’ (ICons) Weekly News Letter is Not-for-profit, educational/informational publication and DOES NOT reflect the position(s) of any company, agency or other entity. All material presented below has not been altered and is provided under “FAIR USE” in public law.

    SDC ICons Information Coordinator/Distribution Director


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  • June 21, 2020 17:10
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    Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy!

    Sad News:

    ICBM Pioneer Lt Gen (Retired) Al Casey passed away in his sleep on 10 June.  Lt Gen Casey was the rare AF officer who came up* through the ranks to head the ICBM program.  Lt Gen Casey began his AF(BMO) career as AF Project Manager for the Minuteman Stage III , immersed himself in solid propulsion system fundamentals and embraced  the systems engineering concepts put in place a decade earlier by Bernard Schriever to lead the motor development to an “on schedule” IOC for MMIII .  His success as a hands-on manager of a formidable engineering challenge was duly noted and, “ the rest is history”.   His path to the top of the ICBM program ( Minuteman Eng Director->Deputy for Minuteman->Deputy for MX ->Peacekeeper Prog Director->commander AF Ballistic Missile Office).  Consequently, he also was the military lead for OSD of the tri-service advanced re-entry systems program and its reentry systems launch program for all DARPA and services advanced development ballistic missile technology flight experiments.  The advanced basing programs: e.g., Deep Underground, et al,  as well as advanced missile technology efforts and other special projects for OSD were part of the BMO portfolio.

    Gen Casey will be forever remembered in DoD for accurately citing that AF(BMO) delivered programs which “ met or exceeded requirements, on or ahead of schedule, and were within budget.

    Obituary Attached

    Link to obituary https://www.emmersonbartlett.com/obituary/aloysius-casey

    THE NEWS 

    ICONs Weekly (a day early)

    81 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly

    Contributions by Consultants:

    SUSAN CORNWELL:

    ·       11 Pages of Articles and Analysis & Budget Data

    PETER HUESSY:

    ·       Weekly Update (Attached)

    ·       Link to Mitchell Institute Video Seminars: https://www.mitchellaerospacepower.org/aerospace-nation

    ·       NIPP Information Series Issue No 461 On Deterrence Defense and Arms Control In Honor of Colin S. Gray

    ERIN NEAL:

    ·       Weekly Update (attached)

    Attached DoD & Congressional Letters:

    Attached Articles & Videos

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:  Please See Below

    DATES IN 2020

    The Association of Air Force Missileers (AAFM) National Meeting

    The Association of Air Force Missileers regrets to inform membership their National Meeting, scheduled for this October in Salt Lake City UT, has been postponed until 6-10 October 2021 but still in SLC. Please direct any questions to Jim Warner at director@afmissileers.org

    Strategic Deterrent Coalition

    Symposium Rescheduled for September 30 and October 1, 2020.Registration is Open NOW!

    Registration Link:  Click on https://conference.usu.edu/SDC/  Click on ”REGISTRATION” in the left column, Click on “Register Now”

    Hotel Link: Click on https://conference.usu.edu/SDC/  Click on ”HOTEL INFORMATION” in the left column, Click on “Book your group rate for SDC Symposium”

    STRATEGIC DETERRENt COALITION:  A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization of concerned citizens with the mission of educating and informing the public and decision makers on the importance of a valid Nuclear Triad and strategic weapons

    THE ASSOCIATION OF AIR FORCE MISSILEERS: Is a tax exempt, non-profit for all who have earned the United States Air Force Missile Badge or the Missile and Space badge, as well as other with an interest in past or current USAF missile and space systems.  AAFM Mission: Preserving the Heritage of Air Force Missiles and the people involved with them; Recognizing Outstanding Missileers; Keeping Missileers Informed; Encouraging Meetings and Reunions; Providing a Single Point of Contact for Missileers

    The Strategic Forces Association: A small, Washington D.C. based niche trade association focused on US Strategic Forces, Nuclear Enterprise, Missile Defense, Hypersonics, NC3, and young professional development in industry and government. SFA has served as a valuable forum for discussing actionable ideas and advancing sound national security solutions within our focus areas.

    Tom   

    The Strategic Deterrence Coalition (SDC) sponsored ICBM Contractors’ (ICons) Weekly News Letter is Not-for-profit, educational/informational publication and DOES NOT reflect the position(s) of any company, agency or other entity. All material presented below has not been altered and is provided under “FAIR USE” in public law. – SDC ICons Information Coordinator/Distribution Director


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  • June 14, 2020 13:09
    Reply # 9036643 on 8945462

    Stay Healthy!

    ICONs Weekly

    62 Pages of reading in this week’s ICons Weekly

    Contributions by Consultants:

    SUSAN CORNWELL:

    PETER HUESSY:

    ERIN NEAL:

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENTS:  Please See Below

    DATES IN 2020

    The Association of Air Force Missileers (AAFM) National Meeting

    The Association of Air Force Missileers regrets to inform membership their National Meeting, scheduled for this October in Salt Lake City UT, has been postponed until 6-10 October 2021 but still in SLC. Please direct any questions to Jim Warner at director@afmissileers.org

    Strategic Deterrent Coalition Deterrence Symposium

    Symposium Rescheduled for September 30 and October 1, 2020 Registration is Open NOW!

    Registration Link:  Click on https://conference.usu.edu/SDC/  Click on ”REGISTRATION” in the left column, Click on “Register Now”

    Hotel Link: Click on https://conference.usu.edu/SDC/  Click on ”HOTEL INFORMATION” in the left column, Click on “Book your group rate for SDC Symposium”

    STRATEGIC DETERRENt COALITION:  A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization of concerned citizens with the mission of educating and informing the public

    and decision makers on the importance of a valid Nuclear Triad and strategic weapons

    THE ASSOCIATION OF AIR FORCE MISSILEERS: Is a tax exempt, non-profit for all who have earned the United States Air Force Missile Badge or the Missile and Space badge, as well as other with an interest in past or current USAF missile and space systems.  AAFM Mission: Preserving the Heritage of Air Force Missiles and the people involved with them;

    Recognizing Outstanding Missileers; Keeping Missileers Informed; Encouraging Meetings and Reunions; Providing a Single Point of Contact for Missileers

    The Strategic Forces Association: A small, Washington D.C. based niche trade association focused on US Strategic Forces, Nuclear Enterprise, Missile Defense, Hypersonics, NC3, and young professional development in industry and government. SFA has served as a valuable forum for discussing actionable ideas and advancing sound national security solutions within our focus areas.

    Tom   

    The Strategic Deterrence Coalition (SDC) sponsored ICBM Contractors’ (ICons) Weekly News Letter is Not-for-profit, educational/informational publication and DOES NOT reflect the position(s) of any company, agency or other entity. All material presented below has not been altered and is provided under “FAIR USE” in public law.


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  • June 13, 2020 05:18
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  • May 24, 2020 19:03
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    Weekly ICons 17 May & 24 May Memorial Day Editions

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  • May 04, 2020 07:52
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    The Strategic Deterrence Coalition (SDC) sponsored ICBM Contractors’ (ICons) Weekly News Letter is Not-for-profit, educational/informational publication and DOES NOT reflect the position(s) of any company, agency or other entity. All material presented below has not been altered and is provided under “FAIR USE” in public law. – SDC ICons Information Coordinator/Distribution Director

    THE STRATEGIC DETERRENT COALITION:  A non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization of concerned citizens with the mission of educating and informing the public and decision makers on the importance of a valid Nuclear Triad and strategic weapons


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