Averting Future Haitis. March 3, 2004. The Washington Times.
Oily Energy Promises. April 26, 2004. The Washington Times
Perilous Afghanistan Undercurrents. April 28, 2004. The Washington Times.
China’s Technology Stealth. May 18, 2004. The Washington Times
Nigeria’s Quandaries. July 8, 2004. The Washington Times.
Full-spectrum Security. August 1, 2004. The Washington Times.
Silver Linings In Iraq Clouds. August 20, 2004. The Washington Times.
Afghan testing ground. October 6, 2004. The Washington Times
Sustaining the mission. November 17, 2004. The Washington Times
To rescue Haiti from chaos". December 1, 2004. The Washington Times.
Last September, NDCF released the results of its year-long investigation of the “hidden” costs associated with America’s oil import addiction. The investigation entailed a review of more than half a million pages of documentation and an in-depth peer review by noted experts from fields as diverse as special operations, military logistics, energy production, environmental science and medicine. In the weeks and months that followed, the report was widely quoted including mentions in the February 4, 2004 edition of the Wall Street Journal and August 30 edition of Fortune Magazine. The results of the study have also been incorporated in the United States Department of Energy’s “Transportation Energy Data Book” published by Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
NDCF’s analysis of the economic benefits of developing the oil and gas resources located in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge was equally well received, and was the subject of a 15 minute presentation on the floor of the United States Senate by Senator Lisa Murkowski.
NDCF is also in the process of conducting a study evaluating the merits of various technologies that can be employed to reduce U.S. oil import dependence. The preliminary results, published in February of 2004 have garnered extensive interest.
February 14, 2004 “Economic Security and Environmental Impacts of Transportation Technologies: Preliminary Report”
February 4-14, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. traveled to the Republic of the Philippines on a fact-finding mission. At left, Maj. Messing meets with the Speaker of the Philippine House. In addition, Major also talked to senior military and governmental officials, including the Philippine National Security Advisor and former Philippine President Fidel Ramos.
August 13-17, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. traveled to Iraq on a medical and fact-finding mission. During the visit, Maj. Messing held a series of meetings with senior military and diplomatic personnel including a private session with Ambassador John D. Negroponte. Maj. Messing also had the opportunity to observe first-hand an alert system that warns of incoming artillery rounds on numerous occasions when he came under hostile small arms and artillery fire. In addition, Maj. Messing also delivered a shipment of urgently needed medical supplies for use in local hospitals.
On 10-13 December, Steve Greer, ( A Fellow at NDCF ), Major Messing and LT.Commander Jerry Briggs, USCG Haiti, delivered NDCF Medicines and toys to the Sisters of Charity compound, Port-Au-Prince Haiti. Later Greer and Messing met with key economic, political and security people. This to get a picture of the situation in that country.
|12 April||FOX||IRAQ out of Miami|
|20 April||FOX||IRAQ & Afghanistan|
January 14, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos conducted a briefing on NDCF’s Energy Security Report for the federal “Interfuel Group” which is comprised of all senior energy management personnel in the U.S. government.
January 16, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos meets with officials of the Clean Fuel Vehicle Coalition.
January 22, 2004 NDCF Executive Director Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. participates in a private, high-level meeting with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
February 4, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos met with NDCF Chairman Rep. Dan Burton to discuss coordination on the Foundation’s Energy Security Program.
February 5 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos participates in a meeting sponsored by the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security in Washington, D.C.
February 10, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos addresses the Annual Washington Meeting of DOE’s Clean Cities Program attended by several hundred federal, state and local officials.
February 11, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos participates in a private, high-level meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
February 25, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos met with Andy Marshall Director of the Department of Defense Office of Net Assessment.
February 25, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos met with senior Department of Energy officials concerning energy security.
March 4, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos testified before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources concerning the rising level of dependence on foreign supplies for both oil and strategic minerals.
March 21, 2004 Maj. F Andy Messing Jr. participated in a private, high-level meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
March 30, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. met with Latin America expert and former Ambassador Thomas Pickering to discuss the situation in that region.
April 1, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos holds discussion with Department of Energy officials concerning ongoing energy security program.
May 24, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. met with senior diplomats from Africa and Latin America to discuss U.S. security policy in relation to those regions.
June 16, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. participated in a private, high-level meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
June 25-27, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. held a series of meetings with senior Pentagon officials concerning U.S. security policy.
July 14, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos held a series of discussions with senior Department of Energy officials concerning the Foundation’s forthcoming energy security report.
July 14-30, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. has a series of meetings in preparation for his fact-finding mission to Iraq.
August 16, 2004 Maj. F. Andy Messing conducts initial discussions of the findings on his trip to Iraq with selected defense and foundation officials.
August 19, 2004 NDCF President Milt Copulos holds discussions with officials of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory concerning follow-up to the Foundation’s forthcoming energy security study.
September 8, 2004 Meeting with the SECDEF and other retired Military TV Analysts in Pentagon 0930hrs to receive briefings about Force Structure & World-Wide deployments & up-date on IRAQ.
September 30, 2004 Meeting with Chairman Dan Burton on Capitol Hill to discuss 4th quarter Academic & Medical Relief activities and 2005 planning.
October 2, 2004 Black Tie Dinner with Defense and Foreign Affairs experts in Northern Virginia
November 9, 2004 Meeting with a former Ambassador to discuss future Fact-Finding/Medical Relief Missions in Western Hemisphere.
December 9, 2004 Meeting with Israeli expert who discussed current situation and assisted in designing future NDCF Fact-Finding Mission for spring of 2005.
December 10-13, 2004 Fact-Finding & Medical Mission to Haiti. $35,000. worth of Medicines were delivered to Sisters of Charity in Port-Au-Prince. Meetings with Business & Customs Haitians & U.S. Embassy Personnel. Traveled to farm projects outside Capitol.