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September 2007 News

  1. I Need My Space BusinessWeek September 2007 -- Not everyone is starry-eyed. Says space analyst John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.: "The best way to make a small fortune in space is to start out with a large fortune." It's hard for mere earthlings to disagree.
  2. Commercial Satellite Imaging Closing In on Military Capabilities By Eleanor Stables Congressional Quarterly September 30, 2007 -- John Pike, a space expert and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said in an interview that satellites could be used in post-hurricane damage assessments when weather is too bad to use airplanes.
  3. NASA's Foam Quandary, Part 2: No Easy Solutions By Katherine Noyes TechNewsWorld September 29, 2007 -- "As soon as NASA saw the foam as a safety problem, it began to identify low-cost, high-benefit changes that could be made," John Pike, veteran space policy analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, told TechNewsWorld.
  4. Radioactive Waste at Base By Marc E. Albert Alameda Sun September 28, 2007 -- "The problem is that standards and practices from half a century ago are far and away different from what they are today," said John Pike, director of GglobalSecurity.org, a military information Web site.
  5. Blackwater has higher rate of shootings than other firms: report Deutsche Presse-Agentur September 27, 2007 -- They are specifically trained to guard convoys and handle small rapid fire situations, and possess skills regular soldiers usually do not, John Pike, an analyst at Globalsecurity.org, a think tank outside Washington, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
  6. From the Start, the Space Race Was an Arms Race By William J. Broad The New York Times September 25, 2007 -- “It turned out that it was a lot easier to draw this stuff than do it,” remarked John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a private group in Alexandria, Va., that tracks military and space endeavors.
  7. Asking for more funds to continue fight Marketplace September 25, 2007 -- John Pike, who follows defense and intelligence issues at GlobalSecurity.org, says this investment is overdue.
  8. Experts Weigh USAF Chief's First Two Years By Erik Holmes DefenseNews.com September 24, 2007 -- But John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent research group in Alexandria, Va., said Moseley’s vision for the future of the Air Force is constrained by the continuing dominance of the fighter culture — a culture out of which Moseley himself emerged.
  9. Ahmadinejad Demystified By Alex Peacocke The Columbia Spectator September 24, 2007
  10. Mideast: Violence might increase By Liz Sly Chicago Tribune September 23, 2007 -- "The other point of view is that we are already at war," said John Pike of the Washington-based Globalsecurity.org.
  11. Area soldiers on duty at Iraq prisoner-of-war facility By Mary Fortune Chattanooga Times Free Press September 23, 2007 -- The prison held 5,000 detainees as of January 2005, according to GlobalSecurity.org, but the number of prisoners has swelled and the camp expanded as U.S. troop numbers in Iraq have increased.
  12. S.C. troops say they're making a difference By Chuck Crombo The State September 23, 2007 -- “the population is divided into tribes, many of which are involved in feuds with each other that can go back generations,” according to Globalsecurity.org, a military and foreign affairs Web site.
  13. Israeli Raid on Syria Fuels Debate on Weapons By Mark Mazzetti and David E. Sanger The New York Times September 22, 2007 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, a defense research organization, North Korea has helped Syria develop the Scud-D missile, with a range of about 435 miles.
  14. NASA's Foam Quandary, Part 1: Anatomy of a Disaster By Katherine Noyes TechNewsWorld September 22, 2007 -- "It's sort of like a Coke can, where you use a styrofoam holder to keep it cold," John Pike, veteran space policy analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, told TechNewsWorld.
  15. Syrian Chemical Blast Preceded Israeli Strike By Ken Timmerman NewsMax September 21, 2007 -- Syria last test-fired its SCUD missiles on May 27, 2005 from an air force base at Minakh, north of Aleppo, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  16. Private security in Iraq: whose rules? By Peter Grier and Gordon Lubold The Christian Science Monitor September 20, 2007 -- If that ban is made permanent, "they will sell their client list and employees to some other company," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  17. Security firms under scrutiny in Iraq By Mike McCarthy dpa - Deutsche Presse-Agentur September 19, 2007 -- They are specifically trained to guard convoys and handle small rapid fire situations, and possess skills regular soldiers usually do not, said John Pike, an analyst at Globalsecurity.org, a think tank outside Washington.
  18. Iran and Syria work together developing deadly WMDs to wipe out USA Pravda September 19, 2007 -- According to globalsecurity.org, Syria is not a signatory of either the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), - an international agreement banning the production, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons - or the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  19. Rattling the Cage: The censor in our heads By Larry Derfner The Jerusalem Post September 19, 2007 -- From news stories in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, Agence France Presse (in English translation), The Economist, The Observer, The Times of London and GlobalSecurity.org, the only first-hand sources I see who are saying the IAF hit something nuclear are "Israeli sources."
  20. After Baghdad trip, Salazar plans legislation to pull troops from Iraq By Tom Roeder The Gazette September 18, 2007 -- John Pike of the defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org said Salazar’s plan is similar to the rules imposed on soldiers in Vietnam.
  21. 'Dozens died in Syria-Iran missile test' The Jerusalem Post September 18, 2007 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, Syria is not a signatory of either the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), - an international agreement banning the production, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons - or the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  22. Iran-Syria Chemical Weapons Meltdown NewsMax September 18, 2007 -- Globalsecurity.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.
  23. Residents reflect on history of Fort Hood By Kristine Favreau Killeen Daily Herald September 18, 2007 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, Fort Hood was named after John Bell Hood.
  24. Blitzkrieg 2.0? Von Nick Abbe Heise Zeitschriften September 18, 2007 -- Sprach John Pike (24) von globalsecurity.org: "Die denken, sie könnten einfach in die Luft jagen, was sie in die Luft jagen wollen und der ‚Ameisenhaufen' soll sich dann selbst in Ordnung bringen."
  25. Blackwater incident spotlights private role in military ops Agence France Presse September 18, 2007 -- John Pike of the GlobalSecurity.org defense and intelligence information company believes the fact they do not work under the same constraints as the armed forces can be an asset.
  26. Founder of plumbing dynasty also a former Navy Scout By Terri Jo Ryan Waco Tribune-Herald September 16, 2007 -- Sources: NavyFrogmen.com, GlobalSecurity.org, History.Navy.mil, The Frogmen of World War II: An Oral History of the U.S. Navy’s Elite Underwater Units, by Chet Cunningham (2005); Scouts and Raiders: The Navy’s First Special Warfare Commandos, by John B. Dwyer (1993)
  27. N. Korea, Syria May Be at Work on Nuclear Facility By Glenn Kessler The Washington Post September 13, 2007 -- GlobalSecurity.org, which offers information on weapons of mass destruction, said that "although Syria has long been cited as posing a nuclear proliferation risk, the country seems to have been too strapped for cash to get far."
  28. White House shifting to Internet-based communications By Bob Brewin Seattle Weekly September 12, 2007 -- John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said it makes sense to use the IP standard to support the traveling White House because it will require one set, rather than multiple sets, of equipment to support voice, data and video communications.
  29. Unhappy Accidents By Rick Anderson Seattle Weekly September 12, 2007 -- John Pike, a military expert with GlobalSecurity.org, says the Ranger's interpretation of events—in the Barraza and Brehm deaths, anyway—are certainly debatable.
  30. Withdrawal pace sparks fierce debate By Jessica Van Sack The Boston Herald September 10, 2007 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org predicted that walking away from Iraq prematurely would create a power vacuum in Iraq and put Saudi Arabia and Iran at odds, jacking up the price of oil and bringing catastrophic economic consequences.
  31. Petraeus to tell pols: GI surge must go on By Jessica Van Sack The Boston Herald September 10, 2007 -- International security expert John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org said today’s report means President Bush won’t allow any significant troop withdrawal.
  32. Why Did Israeli Planes Enter Syria? By Nicholas Blanford Time September 10, 2007 -- According to John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, the many technical and political factors in play make it difficult to predict which route the Israelis might choose.
  33. ANALYSIS: Iraq general's report could be boost to Bush By Mike McCarthy and Tony Czuczka Deutsche Presse-Agentur September 10, 2007 -- 'Bush has basically made a decision that this thing is not going to implode on his watch,' said John Pike, a foreign policy analyst at globalsecurity.org.
  34. Bin Laden video studied for signs of health status By Lee Keath The Associated Press September 08, 2007 -- But John Pike, director of the Washington-based think tank Globalsecurity.org, said bin Laden was trying to "remain relevant" at a time when his core leadership is less able to have direct control over militants across the world.
  35. An Everyday Substance, Potent When Concentrated By Kenneth Chang The New York Times September 06, 2007 -- Outside experts like George Smith, a senior fellow at the research organization GlobalSecurity.org, said that without additional information, it was not possible to guess the size of the threat. “That they accumulated so much material certainly deserved scrutiny,” Dr. Smith said.