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2005 Highlights

Each year, NDCF works to protect American security through media appearances, research and publications, medical and fact-finding missions, and the intern program. Here's just some of what we've done this year:

Publications | Reports | Medical and Fact-finding Missions
TV & Radio | Activities


Publications

Winning in Slow Motion. December 16, 2005. The Washington Times.

Beckoning Burma. October 23, 2005. The Washington Times.

An innovative debt-relief plan. August 31, 2005. The Washington Times.

Slippage in Uzbekistan. August 17, 2005. The Washington Times.

Threats to Stability in Afghanistan. June 5, 2005. The Washington Times.

Expanding Nature of China. May 2, 2005.The Washington Times.

Irregular Warfare Required. March 3, 2005. The Washington Times.


Reports

Economic, Security and Environmental Impacts of Alternative Fuel and Automotive Technologies: A Cost/Benefit Analysis of The Clean Cities Program.
Milton R. Copulos, President NDCF, March 16, 2005

The Strategic Impact of China and India on World Resource MarketsTestimony Before the House Resources Committee March 16, 2005.

"MEETING DEFENSE FUEL NEEDS: THE FISCHER TROPSCH PROCESS"
The National Defense Council Foundation Issue Alert. June 7, 2005.

"THE ROLE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN NATIONAL SECURITY"
Presentation Before The Eighth Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum. June 21, 2005.

Artemisinin: New Hope for Malaria Victims The National Defense Council Foundation Issue Alert. June 27, 2005

"DEVELOPING ANWR: A NATIONAL SECURITY IMPERATIVE"
The National Defense Council Foundation Issue Alert. June 27, 2005

"THE ANWR IMPERATIVE" The National Defense Council Foundation Issue Alert. August 5, 2005.

"Alaska's Stranded Gas: A National Security Asset"
The National Defense Council Foundation Issue Alert. October 13, 2005.


Medical and Fact-finding Missions

Haiti

April 2-4, 2005 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. travelled to El Salvador to deliver yet another heavy load of medicines for the Sisters of Mercy serving the orphans of violence in the country.

Iraq

December 7-12, 2005 Maj. F. Andy Messing Jr. travelled to Iraq to survey the situation. More information.


TV & Radio

DateStationTopic
January 28FOXIraq
March 23FOXOil imports
April 28FOXIraq
November 2MSNBCIraq
December 14FOXIraq
December 31FOXIraq


Activities

January

January 12th, 2005 After consulting NDCF President Milt Copulos, Major Messing met with Lead Doctor and staff donating medicines in Northern Virginia to plan yet another Med Mission to Haiti.

January 12th, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos met with industry experts to initiate the Foundations upcoming series of publications on energy security.

January 14th, 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.

Mr. and Mrs. Copulos at the Inauguration Ball.January 20th, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos poses with his wife at the Environmental and Clean Energy Inaugural Ball honoring the election of President George W. Bush. NDCF has served on the Sponsoring Committee for the Ball every year since its inception in 1988.

February

February 2nd, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos participated in a national press conference hosted by the “Set America Free” coalition on how to reduce foreign oil imports.

February 3rd, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos attended a meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

February 23rd, 2005 Major Messing briefed current Intern Class on Study Program.

February 24th, 2005 Major Messing gave a talk to interns at the Leadership Institute in Arlington, Va.

February 25th, 2005 Major Messing met with SOLIC experts to discuss world turmoil.

March

March 1th NDCF Releases major study of costs and benefits of alternative fuels.

March 16th 2005 Milt Copulos testifies before the House Resources Committee on the question of oil imports and the growing influence of China and India on world resource markets.

March 23rd 2005 Milt Copulos featured on the FOX Report on the subject of oil imports

March 24th 2005 Milt Copulos consults with House Resources Committee staff on energy security issues.

May

May 2nd 2005 Milt Copulos featured at the Department of Energy’s Annual Clean Cities Conference

May 19, 2005 Major Messing met with another group of NDCF supporters to discuss future activities.

May 25th 2005 Milt Copulos featured Speaker at the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armor Command conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

May 30, 2005 Major Messing met with Key Doctor Advisor to discuss up-coming Medical Mission and received medicine

May 31, 2005 Major Messing went to LTC David Hackworth's Funeral at Arlington ( former advisor to NDC )

June

June 16th 2005 Major Messing meets with Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and other retired military leaders to discuss Iraq, terrorism, and defense policy.

June 21, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos is a featured speaker at the 8th Annual Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Forum sponsored by the Energy and Environmental Study Institute.

June 28-July 1, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos participates in medical and fact-finding mission to El Salvador.

July

July 18, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos briefed senior executives of the Department of Energy’s Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO about energy security.

August

7 August ... Major Messing appeared on FOX News out of Miami on IRAQ 3:15 PM

14 August... FOX ..Same as above 2:10 PM

September

September 8, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos meets with Rep. Dan L. Burton, NDCF Chairman to brief him on recent activities.

September 13, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos meets with Carol Werner, Executive Director of the Energy and Environmental Study Institute.

September 21, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos and Executive Director MAJ F. Andy Messing Jr. meet with HON. Jose de Venecia, Speaker of the Philippines House of Representatives and Ambassador Albert F. del Rosario.

September 22, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos discusses how to balance environmental and energy security issues with Mr. Brent Blackwelder, President of Friends of the Earth.

September 22, 2005 Major Messing spoke at Leadership Institute Intern meeting on Defense and Foreign Affairs.

September 23, 2005 Major Messing met with Robert Novak, noted press person to discuss IRAQ.

September 29, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos meets with nationally syndicated columnist Robert Novak.

October

October 13, 2005 Major Messing spoke at the Naval War College on SOLIC.

October 14, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos consults with Mr. Neil Brown of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee concerning energy security and foreign policy.

October, 14, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos meets with Ambassador Curtin Winsor, Mr. Andrew Kingston, President of DynaMotive Technology and Mr. Paul Michael Whibey, President GWEST, LLC concerning advanced energy technologies.

October 19, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos consults with Senate Foreign Relations Committee concerning energy security and foreign policy.

October 19, 2005 NDCF President Milt Copulos consults with Dr. Gal Luft, Executive Director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security about oil imports.

November

November 2, 2005 Major Messing met with Secretary Gale Norton regarding Mr. Copulos' Energy Security Study and presenting it to the White House.

November 3 2005 Major Messing met with Asia Security Specialist.

November 4 2005 Major Messing met with USAID representative.

November 5 2005 Major Messing met with DoD SOLIC representative.

November 7 2005 Major Messing met with Ambassador Thomas Pickering

November 10 2005 Major Messing met with defense expert.

December

December 6-12 Major Messing visited Iraq, touring Baghdad and Fallujah. See more