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June 2007 News

  1. Bush Defends Troop Surge Strategy Amid New Criticism By Evan Moore CNSNews.com June 29, 2007 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, told Cybercast News Service that although it's too soon to call the troop surge strategy a failure, it's also "too soon to call the surge a success."
  2. Taser, iRobot team up to arm robots By Mark Jewell The Associated Press June 28, 2007 -- "It's one more step in that direction," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va.-based military research organization.
  3. ANALYSIS-Can CIA abuses from past be repeated today? By Steve Holland Reuters June 27, 2007 -- "The spying on Americans in the 1970s was retail, that was gumshoe stuff. The NSA activities -- they're spying on everyone," said John Pike, an intelligence expert at GlobalSecurity.org.
  4. Spy Director Ends Program On Satellites By Mark Mazzetti New York Times June 22, 2007 -- John Pike, an expert on satellites at GlobalSecurity.org, a research group, said the Misty program had encountered problems in part because its satellites were far smaller than traditional satellites.
  5. Fight Over Secret Satellite Program Is Revived By Tim Starks CQ Today June 21, 2007 -- Steven Aftergood, the publisher of Secrecy News, and John Pike, an expert on space policy who directs GlobalSecurity.org, also agreed that the Misty successor was most likely the program that McConnell had decided to kill.
  6. Prowler joins gateway display By Jessie Stensland Whidbey News Times June 20, 2007 -- The versatile aircraft delivered more ordnance over Vietnam than did the B-52, bombed Libya in 1986 and was used extensively in Operation Desert Storm, according to www.globalsecurity.org.
  7. Controversy over military vehicles for Iraq heats up By Renee Schoof McClatchy Newspapers June 14, 2007 -- Two years ago the Pentagon was looking for light at the end of the Iraqi tunnel, and might have been trying to avoid being stuck with a big, expensive military truck, said John Pike, a defense expert and founder of GlobalSecurity.org.
  8. Prison could get Gitmo detainees By Mike Belt Lawrence Journal-World June 13, 2007 -- In early June, there were about 480 detainees at Guantanamo, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a public Web site that carries information about military and defense systems and issues.
  9. Supera los 3.500 la cifra oficial de soldados estadounidenses muertos en Irak EFE June 12, 2007 -- La página de internet GlobalSecurity.org, especializada en asuntos militares, cifró hoy en 3.558 el número de soldados muertos en Irak y en 25.681 el de heridos.
  10. Worse than Chernobyl: 'dirty timebomb' ticking in a rusting Russian nuclear dump threatens Europe By Rachel Shields The Independent June 10, 2007 -- Washington-based GlobalSecurity.org reported that in 1993 about 1.8kg of enriched uranium was stolen from the Andreeva Guba fuel storage area.
  11. Air Force focusing its cyber war efforts By John Andrew Prime The Shreveport Times June 10, 2007 -- "It has to be that way," said John Pike, founder of the Washington beltway Internet think tank GlobalSecurity.org, "There's no sense in doing market research for the enemy."
  12. Planners hang hopes on Barksdale's cyber future By John Andrew Prime The Shreveport Times June 10, 2007 -- ashington defense analyst John Pike, founder of GlobalSecurity.Org, suggests caution since not all military information warfare initiatives have blossomed on the civilian side.
  13. Cannon airmen training in Guam Clovis News Journal June 07, 2007 -- According to the Web site Globalsecurity.org, the purpose of the exercise, called Cope North, “is to enhance U.S. and Japanese air operations.”
  14. North Korean missile launch draws U.S. criticism By Kim Yeon-hee Reuters June 07, 2007 -- "They do this all the time," said John Pike, director of the online think-tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  15. More clashes as second radical group joins attacks in Lebanon By Nicholas Blanford The Times June 05, 2007 -- Sources: Global Balance 2007; CIA World Factbook; globalsecurity.org
  16. Airport security drones on horizon By Erin Emery The Denver Post June 05, 2007 -- The drones would likely carry high- powered laser or microwave systems to zap missiles or low-powered lasers that would "bewilder the guidance system," said John Pike, a military expert who operates GlobalSecurity.org.
  17. 14 GIS SLAIN OVER 3 DAYS By Neil Graves The New York Post June 04, 2007 -- As a comparison to May's 127 losses, 135 Americans died during the entire Iraq invasion, with 65 killed in March 2003 and 73 in April, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  18. Program Of Unmanned Spy Planes Coming To DIA? TheDenverChannel.com June 04, 2007 -- The idea is to zap shoulder-launched, heat-seeking missiles with a directed-energy weapon such as a high-powered laser or microwave system, or throw them off-course with low-energy lasers carried by aircraft like a modified, unmanned Predator, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military information Web site.
  19. U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Not Yet Finished But Ready to Grow By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos FOXNews.com June 04, 2007 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said the size of the embassy and the number of people working in it is not surprising, given the evolving security in Iraq and the scope of what the U.S. is trying to accomplish there.
  20. Le principal réacteur nord-coréen a repris du service Levif.be June 04, 2007-- Le complexe de Yongbyon regroupe un réacteur de recherche d'une capacité de 5 mégawatts (MW), un autre en construction de 50 MW, et un centre de traitement du plutonium, selon le site américain Globalsecurity.org.
  21. Security scrutinized after weapons display stolen from contractor The Associated Press June 03, 2007 -- The system could have been valuable to foreign governments wanting a peek at military technology, said John Pike a military defense policy analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  22. Military device is stolen near OIA -- briefly By Jonathan Parker Walton The Orlando Sentinel June 03, 2007 -- International buyers, such as foreign governments, might be willing to pay several hundred thousand dollars or more for such a unit, according to John Pike, a military-defense policy analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  23. Attacks on U.S. Troops in Iraq Grow in Lethality, Complexity By Ann Scott Tyson and John Ward Anderson The Washington Post June 03, 2007 -- "The closer you get to a stand-up fight, the closer you're going to get to that 3-to-1 ratio" that typified 2oth-century U.S. warfare, said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a defense information Web site.
  24. McCarran on list for counter-terror systems study The Associated Press June 03, 2007 -- The idea is to zap shoulder-launched, heat-seeking missiles with a directed-energy weapon such as a high-powered laser or microwave system, or throw them off-course with low-energy lasers carried by aircraft like a modified, unmanned Predator, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military information Web site.