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April 2007 News

  1. Mental health centers sought for vets By Rick Rogers San Diego Union-Tribune April 29, 2007 -- “I think the biggest point of this legislation is the acknowledgment that 'Houston, we have a problem.' The Defense Department . . . underestimated both the physical and mental trauma caused by this war,” said John Pike, director of the military think tank GlobalSecurity.org
  2. Suspect al-Qaida leader sent to Guantanamo United Press International April 27, 2007 -- Globalsecurity.org described Hadi as a commander of a training camp prior to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and said that he was captured in January 2002.
  3. New US missile proposals cause old adversaries to stir By Peter Grier The Christian Science Monitor April 25, 2007 -- Blinding US reconnaissance satellites is likely to be a crucial part of any Chinese military plan to seize Taiwan, says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  4. Mental health centers for war troops proposed By Rick Rogers San Diego Union-Tribune April 25, 2007 -- “I think the biggest point of this legislation is the acknowledgment that 'Houston, we have a problem.' The Defense Department . . . underestimated both the physical and mental trauma caused by this war,” said John Pike, director of the military think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  5. Lawmakers see cover-up, vow to probe Tillman death By Zachary Coile, Robert Collier San Francisco Chronicle April 25, 2007 -- "It's TV, it's full-motion video," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military think-tank in Alexandria, Va., referring to Predator coverage.
  6. Cover-up alleged in Tillman's death By Robert Collier San Francisco Chronicle April 24, 2007 -- "It's TV, it's full-motion video," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military think tank in Alexandria, Va., referring to Predator coverage.
  7. U.S. Knew of China's Missile Test, but Kept Silent By Michael R. Gordon and David S. Cloud The New York Times Company April 22, 2007 -- John E. Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military information Web site, has a less charitable view of the Chinese motivations. “It makes a mockery of China’s space weapons diplomacy,” he said.
  8. Society's Super Snoops By Thane Burnett Toronto Sun April 19, 2007 -- According to John Pike, founder of GlobalSecurity.org, rapidly growing surveillance capabilities are being implemented by governments and corporations too quickly for thoughtful evaluation.
  9. Rebels dominate Uganda By Samantha Zilai Ball State Daily News April 17, 2007 -- Northern Uganda has been plagued by a rebel army for the past 20 years, and children are paying the highest price. Soldiers in the Lord's Resistance Army "are notorious for kidnapping children and forcing them to become rebel fighters or concubines," according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  10. Al-Qaida reorganizes top leadership By Rowan Scarborough The Examiner April 16, 2007 -- “My sense is, the central organization partly took a backseat because so many leaders were captured or went into hiding,” said John Lumpkin, who runs the terrorism profiles project at GlobalSecurity.org.
  11. The Pilotless Plane That Only Looks Like Child's Play By Charles Duhigg The New York Times April 15, 2007 -- “For the military, $19 million is almost an impulse buy,” said John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense research firm in Washington.
  12. Missile Defense Talks With Ukraine Not About Interceptor Plan: U.S. Agence France Presse April 13, 2007 -- After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Ukraine found itself in possession of the world’s third largest nuclear arsenal, and about 30 percent of the Soviet military industry, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  13. On A Mission To Mentor By Jesse Hamilton Hartford Courant April 09, 2007 -- A previously unified national army in Afghanistan had largely dissolved under Taliban control, according to the military information service GlobalSecurity.org.
  14. Command move to cost $50 million By Pam Zubeck The Gazette April 08, 2007 -- “At a time when bunkers are coming back into style, the best bunker we’ve ever had is getting closed down,” said defense expert John Pike, who runs GlobalSecurity.org.
  15. DSP Satellites See Aggressive New Chinese Missile Testing By Craig Covault Aviation Week April 08, 2007 -- "China's missile testing is surpassing anything since the Soviet Union's missile buildup of the 1960s," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  16. Al-Qaeda spawns new leaders By Jerome Bernard Agence France Presse April 04, 2007 -- "There is a sense that al-Qaeda is reconstituting sort of high-level operational leadership in Pakistan, particularly in the area near Afghanistan, certainly one of the best places for them because there is little (Pakistani) government there," said John Lumpkin, senior fellow at Globalsecurity.org.
  17. China Accelerating Ballistic Missile Tests By Craig Covault Aviation Week April 06, 2007 -- "China's missile testing is surpassing anything since the Soviet Union's missile buildup of the 1960s," John Pike director of Globalsecurity.org. says in the Aviation Week report.
  18. For Immigrants, Military Plows Path to Citizenship By Rob Davis voiceofsandiego.org April 03, 2007 -- "The military would make a big deal about it because it would increase propensity to enlist among non-citizens," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based defense policy website. "They're looking for every qualified recruit they can get.
  19. With J-10, China Finally On Course In Military Export Field By Doug Tsuruoka Investor's Business Daily April 03, 2007 -- John Pike, head of defense research firm GlobalSecurity.org, says it's wrong to dismiss the J-10 as an Israeli copy.
  20. Army shortens turnaround for 2 brigades By Anna Badkhen San Francisco Chronicle April 03, 2007 -- Nine or 10 months is simply not enough time to build the teamwork indispensable in a country where the biggest danger comes from random attacks carried out by an unseen, elusive enemy, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military think tank in Alexandria, Va.
  21. BAFB supporters look ahead to new missions By John Andrew Prime Gannett News April 03, 2007 -- But John Pike, founder of the Washington-based think tank GlobalSecurity.Org, said advances in technology also pose challenges to bases such as Barksdale.
  22. IBM gives feds $45M in translation tech By Brian Bergstein The Associated Press April 02, 2007 -- John Pike, a military analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, said he had never heard of such a donation and questioned whether it might have the effect, unintended or not, of making MASTOR a favored choice for future projects because of the "large installed base and large user community."
  23. Multiple duty tours no longer unusual By Josie Huang Maine Sunday Telegram April 01, 2007 -- "People are leaving the bases and doing patrols -- and they're doing that just about every day," said John Pike, a military analyst at GlobalSecurity.org.
  24. Lowcountry companies make armored vehicles for the military By Noelle Phillips The State April 01, 2007 -- “The Marines have concluded that the operating environment in Iraq is the future,” said John Pike, a military analyst with GlobalSecurity.org. “They’re just not going ashore anymore in soft vehicles.”