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January 2010 News
- Naval Air Station runways close tonight By Toph Tucker The Bowdoin Orient 29 January 2010 -- The base once employed close to 5,000 people, making it the second-largest employer in Maine, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
- Military wives, mothers gathering socks for troops By Emily Gersema The Arizona Republic 28 January 2010 -- The season lasts from December until April, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
- Afghanistan bans chemical used to make bombs By Amir Shah The Associated Press 22 January 2010 -- Ammonium nitrate fertilizer has been used to make about 95 percent of the bombs in Afghanistan, according to security think tank Globalsecurity.org.
- Afghanistan bans bomb chemical The Press Association 22 January 2010 -- But the government believes the new ban, announced yesterday, will make it more difficult for the Taliban to replenish supplies of ammonium nitrate, which the US think-tank Globalsecurity.com says has been used in more than 90% of the home-made bombs, the biggest killer of Nato troops in Afghanistan.
- DOD wants rocket troop transports, report says By Stars and Stripes 17 January 2010 -- The concept defies physics and the reality of what a small number of lightly armed troops could accomplish in enemy territory, John Pike, a military analyst who runs Globalsecurity.org, told USA Today.
- Sources: Haitian Refugees Could Go to Gitmo By Mike Levine FOX News.com 13 January 2010 -- In 1991, after a military coup ignited a violent power struggle in Haiti, more than 30,000 Haitian refugees passed through Guantanamo Bay, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
- Iraqi claims of thwarting terrorism plot against ministries spark sectarian bickering By Katharine Houreld The Canadian Press 12 January 2010 -- "This will not prevent the insurgents from attacking, but it will slow their operations," said analyst Tim Brown at GlobalSecurity.org.
- Rebels of the forgotten war By Archie Henderson The Times 11 January 2010 -- GlobalSecurity.org described the secession by Flec as "Angola's forgotten war" being waged by a force of no more than 2000, which was no match for the battle-hardened Angolan army.
- Profile: Cabinda separatists Al-Jazeera English 09 January 2010 -- About one dozen organisations, three of them armed, are believed to be operating in the enclave, according to the GlobalSecurity.org website.
- Sentiment stirs for U.S. to take care of its own By Rick Montgomery The Kansas City Star 09 January 2010 -- The generation that fought World War II "required little persuading that it was always better to fight a war in another country than to wait for one to erupt in your own," said John Pike of the defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
- Detroit Bomb was Sophisticated, Well Thought Out By Anthony L. Kimery HSToday 07 January 2010 -- All it takes is acetone, hydrogen peroxide and a strong acid like hydrochloric or sulfuric acid," states a GlobalSecurity.org fact paper on TATP.
- Ground Forces Still Want Manned Surveillance Aircraft, General Says By Stew Magnuson National Defense January 2010 -- In order to rapidly field the platform, the Air Force procured second-hand Beech C-12 turboprop aircraft and outfitted them with full-motion video and signals-intelligence gathering equipment, said a Globalsecurity.org factsheet on the program.