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He argues that President Bush has made clear what will be abandoned in the short term, but has scheduled non-military missions like colonizing Mars far over the political horizon so that succeeding administrations can cancel them without controversy. "I think it is sort of symptomatic of this administration's orderly dismantling of the American space program," he said. <LI><A HREF="040130-911-commission.htm">Election-Year Politics Plays Into Sept. 11 Commission Deadline</A> By Niels C. Sorrells and Helen Fessenden <u>Congressional Quarterly Weekly</u> January 30, 2004 -- John E. Pike, the director of globalsecurity.org, concurred. "I had some hope that the sheer number of people affected would have given the issue some critical mass," he said. "That does not appear to have happened this time." Perhaps, he suggested, the political climate that fueled creation of the panel after the attacks has since cooled. "There is probably much less of a sense of urgency to the matter now," he said. <li><a href="040129-troop-rotation.htm">A Daunting, Massive Rotation of Troops</a> By Craig Gordon <u>Newsday</u> January 29, 2004 -- SOURCES: U.S. Army; Department of Defense; www.globalsecurity.org <li><a href="040128-stars-nasa.htm">What's in the stars for NASA? Observers ponder</a> By Lee Bowman <u>Scripps Howard News Service</u> January 28, 2004 -- "The new initiative is going to substantially underfund the programs that are actually flying in order to produce artwork of spacecraft that may never be built," said John Pike, a longtime space-industry analyst and director of the Arlington, Va., think tank GlobalSecurity.org. "It's a politically graceful way of shutting down the whole program, because once we're not flying, the politicians can start to wonder why we ever put people in space to begin with." <li><a href="040128-nasa-transformation.htm">At NASA, dilemmas of transformation</a> By Kris Axtman <u>The Christian Science Monitor</u> January 28, 2004 -- "My concern is that this is just a roundabout way of putting NASA out of business," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense and space-policy research group. "They're going to shave a little off the top of NASA's budget every few years until it slowly dwindles away, and it's been so long since an American flew in space that most people have forgotten why it's important." <LI><A HREF="040128-intelligence-iraq.htm">US intelligence takes another hit for Iraq weapons failure</A> By Jim Mannion <u>Agence France-Presse</u> January 28, 2004 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.0rg, a Washington research group, said the failure to discern what was happening in Iraq was understandable. Analysts must make judgments based on fragmentary information, he said. They re trying to connect dots. The problem with these axis-of-evil countries is that their programs can be hidden.  <li><a href="040127-military-chaplain.htm">Military chaplain makes a difference</a> By Michael Doyle <u>The Modesto Bee</u> January 27, 2004 -- It's strategically located in what Roots termed "the heart of terrorism country." The Central Intelligence Agency has reportedly used Djibouti's Camp Lemonier as a staging ground for unmanned Predator aircraft to track al-Qaida terrorists, according to by GlobalSecurity.Org and others. <LI><A HREF="040126-fly-moon.htm">Fly me to the moon</A> By Tom Engelhardt <u>Mother Jones</u> January 26, 2004 -- 'And if we could get a monopoly on that, we wouldn't have to worry about the Saudis and we could basically tell everybody what the price of energy was going to be,' said [John] Pike [of Globalsecurity.org]." <LI><A HREF="040126-9-11.htm">THE BIG STORY WITH JOHN GIBSON</A> <u>Fox News Network</u> January 26, 2004 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: I think they have managed to avoid getting bogged down in politics. What they have gotten bogged down in is the enormous complexity of the investigation, the enormous amount of paperwork that they are having to plow through and the difficulty of understanding all of the things that can be done to reduce the risk of a repeat of 9/11. I think they are bogged down, fortunately, not in politics yet. <LI><A HREF="040124-case-crumbles.htm">Iraq: The Case for War Crumbles</A> By George Hunsinger <u>Antiwar.com</u> January 24, 2004 -- ot everyone regards a new Phoenix program as compatible with official promises of democracy. The real intent seems to be to continue the occupation by other means. "The presence of a powerful secret police, loyal to the Americans, will mean that the new Iraqi political regime will not stray outside the parameters that the U.S. wants to set," said John Pike, director of the Washington-based institute, Global Security. Under these circumstances, "the new Iraqi government will reign but not rule." <li><a href="040122-bush-selective-data.htm">Bush used selective data in his address, critics say</a> By Susan Milligan and Bryan Bender <u>Boston Globe</u> January 22, 2004 -- While a few other countries -- Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, and Ukraine, for example -- have made contributions that number more than 1,000 troops, most have made only token contributions, according to a compilation by GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-oriented think tank in Virginia. <li><a href="040122-space-rebuff.htm">Bush's plans for space finding few boosters</a> By Zachary Coile <u>San Francisco Chronicle</u> January 22, 2004 -- But supporters of the missions to the moon and Mars said the president had missed the opportunity to build public support by making his case in the televised address. "The fact that they were on the cover of Time magazine (about the space plan) and didn't even bother to mention it in the speech I think demonstrates their inattention to this issue," said John Pike, a space analyst at GlobalSecurity.org. "I just think it's a very low priority in this administration -- and they did nothing (Tuesday night) to dispel that." <LI><A HREF="040122-biot-gitmo.htm">Et si l'Amrique dissimulait d'autres Guantanamo?</A> By Samuel Gardaz <u>Le Temps</u> January 22, 2004 -- Sur la base de photos satellite de l'le diffuses sur le site www.globalsecurity.org, le quotidien britannique The Independent s'interrogeait fin dcembre sur la vritable finalit d'installations que les Etats-Unis ont construites dans l'enceinte de leur base, Camp Justice: un centre de dtention? <LI><A HREF="040121-trust-speech.htm">Evasions, Half-Truths, and the State of the Union</A> By Fred Kaplan <u>Slate</u> January 21, 2004 -- Let's go to the numbers (courtesy of globalsecurity.org). Some of these countries do have fairly substantial numbers of troops in Iraq. Britain has about 11,000. A few of them have something like the equivalent of a battalion: Italy, 3,000; Ukraine, 2,000; Spain, 1,300; the Netherlands, 1,100; Australia, 1,000; Poland, 630. The others can only be called token: Bulgaria, 470; Thailand, 443; Denmark, 367; El Salvador, 360; Hungary, 150; Japan, 41. (Norway has only naval forces in the area; the Philippines' numbers are unrecorded but doubtless minuscule.) <LI><A HREF="040121-billions-iraq.htm">Bush may seek billions for Iraq after election</A> By Adam Entous <u>Reuters</u> January 21, 2004 -- "They're playing it week by week because they don't know ... Things could go worse than expected or they could go better than expected," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy research group. <LI><A HREF="040120-laser-jetliners.htm">Company Proposes Ground Laser To Protect Jetliners</A> By Ron Laurenzo <u>Defense Week</u> January 20, 2004 -- Although the military uses lasers in many capacities-for communications, missile defense, targeting and blinding the optics of enemy missiles-THEL is the military's most advanced directed-energy technology, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. THEL is the only laser that has destroyed a flying target. <LI><A HREF="040119-zurueck-zukunft.htm">Zurueck in die Zukunft</A> <u>Focus Magazin</u> January 19, 2004 -- "Die bemannte Raumfahrt ist Teil unserer amerikanischen Identitaet", glaubt US -Weltraumexperte John Pike: "Wir sind Pioniere in einer neuen Welt." Die Marslandung also als rein symbolischer Akt? Pike nickt: "Wenn Sie sich davon einen wissenschaftlichen Gewinn erwarten, dann koennten Sie genauso nach dem wissenschaftlichen Nutzen des 4. Juli (US-Unabhaengigkeitstag) fragen." <LI><A HREF="040119-israel-nukes.htm">Critics want Israel to admit, abolish its nuclear program</A> By Susan Taylor Martin <u>St. Petersburg Times (Florida)</u> January 19, 2004 -- "The Israelis were not the first country to get the atomic bomb, but they'll probably be the last ones to give it up," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington, D.C., research organization. <LI><A HREF="040119-moon-rhetoric.htm">Bush promises the Moon (and Mars) but offers only rhetoric</A> By Walter Gilberti and Patrick Martin <u>World Socialist Web Site</u> January 19, 2004 -- More knowledgeable observers were scathing in their characterization of the Bush plan. John E. Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based research group on military and space topics, said that the Bush proposals were dangerous election year grandstanding. He told the New York Times: The trivial budget increases they re proposing are only going to produce artwork. Basically, they looked at piloted space and said, Let s shut it down and let s have a hedge against the possibility that the Chinese will go to the Moon.  That s it. There s nothing to replace shuttle and station except artwork.  <li><a href="040119-military-space.htm">!( <>3CB 2>7>1=>28BL 2>5==CN :>A<8G5A:CN ?@>3@0<<C</a> <u>NEWSru.com</u> January 19, 2004 -- ", 5A;8 1K C =0A 1K;0 <>=>?>;8O =0 MB>, =0< =5 ?@8H;>AL 1K 15A?>:>8BLAO 70 A0C4>2F52, <K 1K A0<8 2A5< 3>2>@8;8, :0:>9 4>;6=0 1KBL F5=0 M=5@388!" - 2>A:;8F05B 6>= 09:, 3;020 8AA;54>20B5;LA:>9 3@C??K GlobalSecurity.org, 70=8<0NI59AO 2>?@>A0<8 >1>@>=K 8 :>A<8G5A:8E 8AA;54>20=89. <LI><A HREF="040118-space-travel.htm">Nuclear Space Travel/ Atomic Energy Can Get Us Farther Faster, Experts Say</A> By Eli Kintisch <u>St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)</u> January 18, 2004 -- John Pike, former director of the space policy project at the Federation of American Scientists, said that a form of atomic power called nuclear thermal energy is roughly twice as efficient as the burning of conventional rocket fuel. "What it means is that you need half as much mass in orbit, half as much propellant," said Pike. <li><a href="040118-space-battlegroud.htm">U.S. eyes space as possible battleground</a> By Jim Wolf <u>Reuters</u> January 18, 2004 -- One unspoken motivation may have been China's milestone launch in October of its first piloted spaceflight in earth orbit and its announced plan to go to the moon. "I think the new initiative is driven by a desire to beat the Chinese to the moon," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense and space policy research group. <LI><A HREF="040118-mortgaging-future.htm">Investing in the Future, and Mortgaging It</A> By Edmund L. Andrews <u>The New York Times</u> January 18, 2004 -- The cost of establishing a base on the moon by 2020, as President Bush proposed last week, could easily cost $150 billion or more, said John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Arlington, Va. The cost of a manned mission to Mars almost defies projection, but when the first President Bush proposed a Mars mission in 1989 the estimates were about $400 billion. <LI><A HREF="040117-shuttle-replace.htm">Michoud may be in for rough landing</A> By Keith Darce <u>Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)</u> January 17, 2004 -- And even under the most optimistic scenarios, it could take several years for NASA to start building a new space vehicle after the shuttles are retired. That sort of gap in production activity could force massive layoffs at Michoud. "You'd better turn the lights off," said John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington research group on military and space issues that has criticized Bush's plan. <li><a href="040116-space-trojan.htm">Mission a Trojan Horse?</a> By Suneel Ratan <u>Wired News</u> January 16, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based policy group that bills itself as nonpartisan, pointed to two reasons for continuing the station: furthering the U.S. commitment to its space-station partners, and maintaining a manned presence in space as the moon and Mars program gears up. <LI><A HREF="040116-shuttle-fate.htm">Florida Frets over Fate of Space Shuttles</A> <u>Tampa Tribune</u> January 16, 2004 -- A long delay of manned flights could backfire on NASA, said John E. Pike, an independent expert on space and director of GlobalSecurity.org. "The problem is if you don't sustain continuity of flight operations, there's a danger you will get out of the habit of flying," he said. "If you don't sustain flight operations, [the next president] might just decide he can't remember why we fly Americans in space." <LI><A HREF="040116-nukes-back.htm">News: Nukes Are Back!</A> By William M. Adler <u>Austin Chronicle</u> January 16, 2004 -- Their discussions are based on the "Nuclear Posture Review," the blueprint for the Bush administration's overhaul of nuclear America. The classified document (portions of which were leaked, initially to the Los Angeles Times, and now reside online at www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/policy/dod/npr.htm/ ) urges a fundamental, radical shift from the principles of deterrence and restraint that date to the early days of the Cold War, when a superpower not named the United States also roamed the globe with visions of empire. <LI><A HREF="040115-space-plan.htm">Space plan bold yet vague</A> By Bob Glissmann, Michaela Saunders <u>Omaha World Herald (Nebraska)</u> January 15, 2004 -- The lack of interesting manned projects has been part of the problem with the space program, said John Pike, director of Global Security.org, a defense and space policy group. "NASA," he said, "has done everything within its power to make space flight boring." <LI><A HREF="040115-usaf-county-land.htm">Air Force asks for control of more Nye County land</A> By Samantha Young <u>Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada)</u> January 15, 2004 -- The Air Force has exclusive use of 400 acres, which includes a 7,000-foot runway parallel to the highway, according to satellite images examined by globalsecurity.org, a nonprofit security think tank in Alexandria, Va. <li><a href="040115-skies-shootout.htm">Shootout in the Skies</a> By Michael Freedman <u>Forbes.com</u> January 15, 2004 -- A spokesman for Loyola de Palacio, the EU commissioner spearheading the project, likened Galileo's significance to the invention of the clock. Really? Says American John Pike, who tracks the field at Globalsecurity.org: "I think most of what is being said about this Galileo project is being made up." <LI><A HREF="040115-nasa-details.htm">NASA must answer loud call for details</A> By Gwyneth K. Shaw <u>Orlando Sentinel</u> January 15, 2004 -- John Pike, a space and defense analyst for Globalsecurity.org, a Washington-area consulting firm, said $12 billion over the next five years will yield little more than design drawings for the new vehicle, and that even the early stages of the plan will not succeed. "This is basically a plan for shutting down the space program," he said. <LI><A HREF="040115-moon-mars.htm">Bush orders NASA to plan for humans on moon and Mars</A> By Kevin Coughlin <u>Star-Ledger</u> January 15, 2004 -- The first President Bush blamed his re-election defeat on a lack of vision. Lofty goals could help his son legitimize a controversial 2000 victory with a solid re-election, said Charles P. Vick, a space policy analyst for Globalsecurity.org. <li><a href="040115-rot-zukunft.htm">Rot ist die Zukunft</a> Von Christoph Drsser und Tobias Beck <u>Orlando Sentinel</u> January 15, 2004 -- Der Columbia-Unfall passierte, als wir uns gerade darauf vorbereiteten, den Irak anzugreifen , sagt der Nasa-Kritiker John Pike. Die Nasa hat es geschafft, die Columbia-Untersuchung wie die Ermittlungen bei einem normalen Flugzeugunglck aussehen zu lassen. <LI><A HREF="040115-space-cautious.htm">History Offers Reasons to Be Cautious on Bush's Space Plan</A> By William J. Broad <u>The New York Times</u> January 15, 2004 -- John E. Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington research group on military and space topics, said the Bush plan was unlikely to go anywhere because, unlike President Kennedy's call to excellence during the cold war, it addressed no underlying national political issue. It was, he said, just election-year grandstanding, and dangerous at that. "The trivial budget increases they're proposing are only going to produce artwork," he said. <LI><A HREF="040115-b52nd-iraq.htm">B52nd relocates to S. Iraq</A> By Jennifer Rouse <u>Albany Democrat-Herald</u> January 15, 2004 -- For more information and maps of Tallil, visit http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq/tallil.htm <LI><A HREF="040114-space-initiative.htm">Bush's Space Initiative Follows Father's Footsteps</A> By Gil Klein <u>Tampa Tribune (Florida)</u> January 14, 2004 -- "It was dead on arrival," said John E. Pike, who was a space specialist with the Federation of American Scientists in 1989 and now directs defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org. <li><a href="040114-us-prasenz.htm">Militrische Sparzwnge drohen auch Gemeinden mit US-Prsenz</a> Von Daniel Jahn <u>Agence France Presse</u> January 14, 2004 -- Experten wie John Pike von der US-Denkfabrik globalsecurity.org rechnen nicht damit, dass die Entscheidung ber die deutschen Standorte noch vor der US-Prsidentschaftswahl im November fllt. <LI><A HREF="040114-space-timetable.htm">President Bush lays out timetable for America's future in space</A> <u>CBS Evening News (6:30 PM ET) - CBS</u> January 14, 2004 -- Mr. JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): This administration, very concerned about China as our future competitor, wants to make sure that if the Chinese have people in orbit around the moon, that America would have people in orbit around the moon soon thereafter. <LI><A HREF="040114-space-politics.htm">Politics of space</A> <u>All Things Considered (8:00 PM ET) - National Public Radio (NPR)</u> January 14, 2004 -- And space watcher John Pike with GlobalSecurity.org says the moon-Mars mission has to be more than just affordable. He says people got behind Kennedy's space program because it was part of a big idea, a survival strategy. Mr. JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): It was basically a way of demonstrating the superiority of either capitalism or socialism, and we eventually won. For the Clinton administration, it was a way of demonstrating that the Cold War was over, that the Russians were now our friends rather than our enemies. <LI><A HREF="040114-space-jumpstart.htm">Bush seeks to jumpstart space program</A> By Russ Britt <u>CBS MarketWatch</u> January 14, 2004 -- The Chinese plan to have unmanned vehicles on the moon within five years and manned flights by 2020, said Charles Vick, senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org, a space flight and defense analysis group. And Vick says the United States runs the risk of losing its technical advantage if it does not revitalize its space program. <LI><A HREF="040114-us.india.htm">U.S. to Boost India Military, Nuclear Defense Contracts</A> <u>Bloomberg</u> January 14, 2004 -- Lockheed Martin and Raytheon produce the Patriot missile defense system, which India might now consider rather than persist with exploring the Israeli-made Arrow technology, said military analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org in Washington. <LI><A HREF="040114-mars-plan.htm">Budgeteers bushwhack president's Mars plan</A> By Zachary Coile <u>The San Francisco Chronicle</u> January 14, 2004 -- "It's part of our national identity to pioneer new frontiers. It is a uniquely American thing, to boldly go where no one has gone before," said John Pike, a longtime space analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org. "To ask about the commercial or scientific benefits of human space flight is like asking about the scientific benefits of the Fourth of July." <li><a href="040113-nuke-arrest.htm">Arrest at DIA illuminates nuke technology fears</a> By Jim Hughes <u>Denver Post</u> January 13, 2004 -- Even if the government is able to prove that Karni is a salesman in the international black market in nuclear arms, he probably will yield little in terms of intelligence to American officials, said John Pike, a security analyst with the website Global Security. "The trail goes really cold really fast, precisely to avoid an arrest like this from ... getting farther up the food chain," he said. <LI><A HREF="040113-sorldiers-injured.htm">U.S. Soldiers Injured At High Rate During Occupation</A> <u>Democracy Now!</u> January 13, 2004 -- The figures are based on Pentagon statistics compiled by the GlobalSecurity.org think thank. Its director John Pike said "It suggests that the level of intensity of operations over there is a lot higher than would be suggested by the 'killed in action' numbers. ... The 'killed in action' numbers suggest that we're winning the war, and the wounded in action numbers suggest that we're losing." <LI><A HREF="040113-next-war.htm">Iraq troop rotation plan: Pentagon prepares for next war</A> By James Conachy <u>World Socialist Web Site</u> January 13, 2004 -- Patrick Garrett, an analyst for GlobalSecurity.org, told the Seattle Times: The Stryker is uniquely controversial.... You ve got people jumping up and down and screaming bloody murder over this, and you have people who are willing to let the Army try it and see what happens. And everyone will be watching to see how effective they are in Iraq.  <LI><A HREF="040112-queen-mary2.htm">QM2 Cruises Into Security Scrutiny</A> <u>FoxNews.com</u> January 12, 2004 -- There are so many portals, so many windows so close to the water, that I think they need to look very seriously at installing external security cameras," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. <LI><A HREF="040111-wounded-troops.htm">Federal rules make it difficult to get names of wounded troops</A> By John L. Micek <u>Morning Call (Allentown, PA)</u> January 11, 2004 -- The page only presents a partial picture of the wounded, however, because it excludes noncombat injuries and instances of battlefield-related stress, according to John Pike, director of the Virginia-based defense Web site GlobalSecurity.org. "There are a bunch of those," Pike said. In fact, Pike said, the number of wounded in Iraq exceeds experts' expectations and points to an "operational intensity" rivaling the war in Vietnam. <LI><A HREF="040111-space.htm">Marshall keeps generating ideas</A> By Shelby G. Spires <u>Huntsville Times</u> January 11, 2004 -- "The technology for space is there. It's been worked on for years in Huntsville as well as around the nation," said Charles Vick, a former U.S. Space & Rocket Center employee now with GlobalSecurity.org, a nonprofit group in Washington, D.C. <li><a href="040110-bush-space-plan.htm">Expected Bush Space Plan Sparks Debate Over Manned Missions</a> By Ralph Vartabedian and Elizabeth Shogren <u>Los Angeles Times</u> January 10, 2004 -- "Bush can talk the talk, but he has to come up with a plan that generates something besides artwork," said John Pike, an expert on space issues. "He has to come up with a plan that is politically and financially sustainable." <LI><A HREF="040108-mortar-attack2.htm">Iraq Mortar Attack Kills One U.S. Soldier, Wounds 34 (Update2)</A> <u>Bloomberg</u> January 08, 2004 -- The military identified the camp as Logistical Base Seitz. The camp is located on the north side of the Baghdad International Airport compound, according to the Web site of GlobalSecurity.org, a private military research institution in Washington <LI><A HREF="040108-mortar-attack1.htm">Mortar Attack Wounds 35 U.S. Soldiers Near Baghdad (Update1)</A> <u>Bloomberg</u> January 08, 2004 -- The military identified the camp as Logistical Base Seitz. The camp is located on the north side of the Baghdad International Airport compound, according to the Web site of GlobalSecurity.org, a private military research institution in Washington. <li><a href="040108-jet-defense.htm">Jet Defense: What's the Holdup?</a> By Noah Shachtman <u>Wired News</u> January 08, 2004 -- But to those who say such systems are too expensive, GlobalSecurity.org director John Pike asks, "Compared to what? Compared to not worrying about the problem for the last decade, they're right. Compared to knocking a trillion dollars off the gross domestic product because people are too scared to fly on airplanes, it's too cheap to meter." <li><a href="040108-missile-defense.htm">Congressman Says Bush Missile Defense System Far From Ready</a> By David Ruppe <u>Global Security Newswire </u> January 08, 2004 -- The difference between the Defense Support Program satellites and STSS satellites is orders of magnitude,  said John Pike of Globalsecurity.org. Defense Support Program satellites basically lose the target after burnout,  he said. <LI><A HREF="040107-agentes-armados.htm">El debate esta instalado: agentes armados en vuelos o mayor seguridad en tierra</A> By Patrick Anidjar <u>Agence France Presse</u> January 07, 2004 -- "La cantidad de detectores de metal instalados en los aeropuertos poco importa, porque siempre existe la posibilidad de que un terrorista penetre en un avion", dijo a la AFP, Patrick Garrett, de GlobalSecurity.org, un grupo de estudio sobre temas de defensa y de terrorismo. <LI><A HREF="040107-us-wounded.htm">US Wounded Totals Remain High In Iraq</A> By Robert Schlesinger <u>The Boston Globe</u> January 07, 2004 -- "That's a lot of pain," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-focused think tank that compiled the figures. "It suggests that the level of intensity of operations over there is a lot higher than would be suggested by the 'killed in action' numbers. . . . The 'killed in action' numbers suggest that we're winning the war and the wounded in action numbers suggest that we're losing." <LI><A HREF="040107-free-detainees.htm">506 Iraqi detainees to go free</A> By Tom Hundley <u>Chicago Tribune</u> January 07, 2004 -- Meanwhile, Defense Department statistics tracked by a leading research organization show that 530 U.S. soldiers were wounded in Iraq last month. During the entire six-week period of major combat operations last spring, 550 were wounded, a report by GlobalSecurity.org said Tuesday. <LI><A HREF="040107-iraqi-prisoners.htm">U.S. plans the release of 506 Iraqi prisoners</A> <u>Detroit Free Press</u> January 07, 2004 -- According to Defense Department figures compiled by GlobalSecurity.org, 530 U.S. troops were wounded in Iraq in December. That was only slightly fewer than the 550 wounded during the entire six-week period of major combat operations last spring. John Pike, director of the think tank, said the Pentagon started releasing daily tabulations of wounded in late November. <LI><A HREF="040104-standbys-refueling.htm">Standbys Keep On Refueling</A> By Keith Epstein <u>Tampa Tribune (Florida)</u> January 04, 2004 -- Sources: John Sams, Boeing's 767A tanker program manager; U.S. globalsecurity.org <LI><A HREF="040104-cia-iraq.htm">CIA plans new secret police to fight Iraq terrorism</A> By Julian Coman <u>Sunday Telegraph (London)</u> January 04, 2004 -- John Pike, an expert on classified military budgets at the Washington-based Global Security organisation, told The Sunday Telegraph: "The money for this has been buried in the 'other procurements' section of the Air Force budget. The CIA is funded out of that category. <LI><A HREF="040104-uk-pilot-hunt.htm">Hunt On British Planes For Al Qaida Pilot</A> By Nigel Nelson <u>The Sunday People</u> January 04, 2004 -- He was backed by John Pike, head of US think tank Global Security, who said: "The notion that Al-Qaida could have recruited or infiltrated pilots is certainly plausible." <li><a href="040104-f-22.htm">Wing And A Prayer</a> By Michael Fabey <u>Daily Press (Hampton Roads, VA)</u> January 04, 2004 -- The design for the Raptor computers calls for millions of lines of code. The main mission computers operate at an estimated 10.5 billion instructions per second and have 300 megabytes of memory, according to the military weapons Web site globalsecurity.org. That's 100,000 times the computing speed and 8,000 times the memory of the Apollo moon lander. <li><a href="040102-mexico-marshalls.htm">Marshals on Mexico-U.S. flights</a> By Michael Marizco <u>Arizona Daily Star</u> January 02, 2004 -- Demanding international support on airplanes is the United States' newest step in learning how to combat terror before it hits home, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a security analyst group in Alexandria, Va. <li><a href="040102-inbound-flights.htm">U.S. Tails Inbound Flights</a> By Jules Crittenden <u>The Boston Herald</u> January 02, 2004 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, an intelligence analysis firm, said, "I continue to be intrigued by the low intensity of this low-intensity conflict. I'm beginning to wonder just how big a problem we're dealing with. It may be that the counterterrorism effort of the past two years has been highly effective. 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