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September 2002 News
- Jamming harms world trade China Daily September 30, 2002 -
John Pike, a security analyst with Washington consultants, Global Security, said the development of the world's economy hinges largely on the normal operation of telecommunications satellites.
- NAVY REBUFFS CHRISTIE'S CONCERNS ABOUT DEPLOYING SYSTEMS EARLY
Malina Brown Inside the Navy September 30, 2002 -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has instituted "a fundamental philosophical shift" towards a spiral development approach, Pike said, characterizing the new tendency as an urge to deploy weapons "as soon as they 'have been known to work on occasions' rather than waiting until they are proven to be combat effective."
- ARMY STICKS WITH EXISTING MASTER PLAN TO DEFEND SPACE-BASED ASSETS
Emily Hsu Inside the Army September 30, 2002 -- Pike questioned why the administration has not yet established a policy governing a space initiative that received a lot of "fanfare" when President Bush began his term. "It seems to me the entire Rumsfeld military space initiative started slow and petered out fast . . . and all they've got to show for are incomplete studies," he said.
- Suspect sites in Iraq: see for yourself on the web By George Cho
The Canberra Times September 30, 2002 -- Early this month Sayeed Hasan Al-Mousawi, an Iraqi official, displayed a satellite image of the alleged nuclear plant 40km outside Baghdad. British Prime Minister Tony Blair had cited the picture as evidence against Iraq. If you looked carefully at the Associated Press photo you'd have noted a reference mark to globalsecurity.org
- Sunday Times: attacco all'Iraq il 28 novembreLa Stampa 29 settembre 2002 -- «Secondo l'opinione di John Pike, capo di globalsecurity,org e autorevole analista, il Pentagono avrà bisogno di soli 10 giorni per preparare gli armamenti e altri 10 per trasportare una prima forza di di attacco nella regione».
- US ready for Thanksgiving strike By Tony Allen-Mills and Stephen Grey The Sunday Times [London] September 29, 2002 -- According to John Pike, the head of globalsecurity.org and a respected analyst, the Pentagon needs only 10 days to ready its weapons and 10 more days to airlift a preliminary strike force to the region. "The posture is to go to war by the end of November," he said.
- Saddam's army could turn to city conflict to avoid desert storm
BY FRANCIS TEMMAN Agence France Presse September 29, 2002 - "Saddam's strategy is to do what he can to provoke the Americans into killing a lot of civilians and to prolong that process. He's basically hoping that he can turn Bagdad into a big Jenin," a West Bank refugee camp where Palestinians accused the Israelis of a massacre.
- Homeland plan may fund new research By Mary Leonard
Boston Globe September 29, 2002 - ''The notion that the department is sitting on top of billions in small, unmarked bills, desperately trying to figure out how to shovel it out the building, or that it will be a gigantic windfall, is a mistake,'' said Pike, who directs globalsecurity.org, on the Web.
- Experts questions strength of evidence against Iraq By Jim Landers
The Dallas Morning News September 28, 2002 -- John Pike, an intelligence analyst who runs the Web site www.globalsecurity.org, said the case against Hussein is out there but has yet to be articulated by the Bush administration. "They're doing a pretty crummy job, public diplomacy job, of making the case," he said. "I assume we've seen only a small fraction of what they could release."
- Satellite views show Iraq in the interests of transparency By Patrick Smyth The Irish Times September 28, 2002 - Last month Globalsecurity posted pictures of the Tuwaitha nuclear complex, 25 miles south-east of Baghdad. The images revealed "unexplained construction" at a facility "known to be associated with a clandestine nuclear program". Within days, the Iraqi foreign ministry had given reporters unprecedented access to the plant.
- Southland Defense Industry Quietly Heeds War's Drumbeat By Peter Pae
Los Angeles Times September 27, 2002 - "I get the general impression that things are going to start moving rather quickly after the November elections and everybody wants to have their ducks lined up if the president decided to move sooner than later," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense research firm.
- U.S. asks if local men knew attack was coming By JERRY ZREMSKI
The Buffalo News September 27, 2002 - Each camp has at least two names, and trainees usually stay in their small groups rather than mingling with everyone at the camp, said John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an organization that studies terrorist groups.
- PIXELS By KEVIN HUNT The Hartford Courant September 26, 2002
- More than 100,000 visitors a month to GlobalSecurity (www.globalsecurity.org) are doing their own weapons inspection of Iraq using commercial satellite images.
- Unter Der Lupe Von Rainer Kayser FACTS September 26, 2002 -- Die Veroeffentlichung der hochaufloesenden Bilder des kommerziellen Satelliten Quickbird bescherte der unabhaengigen Organisation Global Security im August nicht nur rekordverdaechtige Zugriffszahlen auf ihre Website und ein weltweites Medienecho, sondern auch buendelweise hasserfuellte E-Mails, in denen "gute Patrioten" sich ueber den Verrat amerikanischer Militaergeheimnisse beklagten. (...) "Wenn die Taliban erklaeren, ein Dorf sei getroffen worden, und das Pentagon bestreitet dies, dann laesst sich mit kommerziellen Satellitenbildern natuerlich klaeren, wer Recht hat", erlaeutert John Pike, Chef von Global Security.
- Look at Some Web Sites With Info on Iraq CNN LIVE September 26, 2002 - Also on global security, there is another site where you can go where there are these pictures of the week. Again, we can see these satellite images that provide people with a lot of detail.
- WEBSIGHTS By Cecilia Leung The Age (Melbourne) September 26, 2002 - Our PM, John Howard, would love this site. The images are part of a site that features the latest news, reports and "hot documents" relating to defence issues. News and reports we can understand, but how do they get their hands on those documents?
- Slow Going for High-Tech Security By Paul Eng ABCNews.com September 26, 2002 - John Pike, director of online military research firm GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va., notes that the TSA already has a full plate. "It's turned out that the first order of baggage and passenger inspection is taking longer [than expected]," says Pike. "Until they have got those squared away, it will be hard for them to focus on all the other stuff."
- War Dilemma: Iraq Weapon Disposal By Noah Shachtman wired.com September 26, 2002 - "Saddam is basically turning the entire Iraqi population into a giant human shield," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "The only way he is going to get out of this movie in the last reel is to provoke the Americans into provoking massive Iraqi civilian casualties."
- Csak korlátozott ellenállásra képes jelenleg az iraki hadsereg Rózsahegyi Péter Népszava 2002.09.26 - Irak saját bevallása és a globalsecurity.org információi szerint hetente 350 liter, fegyverként is bevetheto anthrax eloállítására lenne képes.
- Saddam's Minister of Mass Destruction? By Leela Jacinto ABCNews.com September 26, 2002 - "There is not a lot of published information on the internal dynamics of Iraq's leadership circle," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based defense think tank. "These photo-ops are staged and carefully arranged, it's no accident - people didn't just mill around there."
- Marines go to Kuwait for war game San Diego Union Tribune September 25, 2002 - The operation in Kuwait, named Eager Mace, doesn't signal an immediate invasion of Iraq, said defense analyst John Pike. "It's difficult to imagine they'll just go out and stay" in the desert, said Pike, who heads Washington-based GlobalSecurity.org.
- Medium, not the message, key in Blair address By Robert Schlesinger
Boston Globe September 25, 2002 - ''The US and the UK have been the tag team on these types of things for at least five years,'' said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank based in Virginia. ''It has become a centerpiece of American foreign policy to have the Brits make the case.''
- Chinese government: Falun Gong tapped into nationwide satellite system
By TED ANTHONY Associated Press September 24, 2002 - "It's definitely not something you could try at home. You could not do it from your backyard," Pike said. "It would have to be somebody who had a lot of money and also had a location they thought they could do it from without getting immediately caught."
- North Korea's nuke capability By David Isenberg Asia Times September 24, 2002 - According to the Washington, DC-based group GlobalSecurity.org, it is estimated that North Korea has completed the cycle from acquisition of nuclear fuel to reprocessing it and is on the threshold of a nuclear-weapons capability.
- Weapons In A Haystack BY Kathleen Adams Time September 30, 2002 - Sources: NASA, UNMOVIC, IAEA, Globalsecurity.org, Federation of American Scientists, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Iraq Watch
- Experts Analyze Iraq Attack Options MATT KELLEY Associated Press September 23, 2002 - "The center of gravity is not the wholesale defeat of the Iraqi military, but rather convincing everyone that Saddam Hussein is not going to be president in a couple of days," said military analyst John Pike of the consulting firm GlobalSecurity.org. "In order to do that, I think you can bypass the Iraqi military and go straight to Baghdad."
- U.S. TAKING STEPS TO READY FORCES FOR IRAQ FIGHTING By THOM SHANKER and ERIC SCHMITT The New York Times September 23, 2002 - As the United States military continues preparations for a possible attack on Iraq, it is building on an already substantial presence in the region. (Sources: Military officials; GlobalSecurity.org)
- A Place to Find Out for Yourself About the War By Eric Umansky The New York Times September 22, 2002 - Published by Globalsecurity.org, a military watchdog group, and taken over the last six months, the photographs show that the base, al-Udeid, has new aircraft shelters, storage tanks and parking ramps.
- Fortsatt militär uppladdning Jan Blomgren Svenska Dagbladet 21/9 2002 - Tio dagar för att få in ytterligare utrustning, tio dagar att få in truppförstärkning och tio dagar att nå Bagdad , sade John Pike.
- War against terror led by U.S. special forces By James W. Crawley
Copley News Service September 20, 2002 - Afghanistan confirmed that commandos are well-suited for anti-terrorism operations and searching for weapons of mass destruction, said John Pike of Global Security, a Washington think tank.
- BUTCHER'S EVIL RISING STAR BY NILES LATHEM The New York Post September 20, 2002 - "This is clearly a person of unusual importance within the Iraqi leadership, and while little is known about him, his presence in all these photo ops clearly demonstrates the importance of Iraq's special-weapons program," added John Pike of the defense think tank Globalsecurity.org.
- U.S. unveils Cold War-era spy pictures by Irene Brown
United Press International September 20, 2002 - "I have no doubts that there will be surprises because we've just never seen some of this stuff," said John Pike, with Globalsecurity.org of Alexandria, Va., a research organization focusing on military issues.
- UN Inspectors May Need a Year to Assess Iraqi Threat Bloomberg September 19, 2002 - The U.S. ``would be pretty displeased if the Iraqis look cross-eyed at the inspectors -- we'd yank them out and start bombing,'' said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a
defense policy organization based in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Options for a military strike against Iraq By LISA HOFFMAN Scripps Howard News Service September 19, 2002 - According to military experts at the Center for Defense Information, Jane's Intelligence Review and GlobalSecurity.org, war planners are likely to mix and match the options, each with its own sets of risks and repercussions.
- What's changed since the last time weapons inspectors were in Iraq
CNBC News September 18, 2002 - PIKE: The commercial satellite imagery, it's commercially available. You don't have the security classification restrictions around it. So these inspectors are basically going to have a satellite image of every facility that they visit, so they know exactly where they are on the site, and they can figure out exactly what they've seen and what they haven't seen.
- Officials: Tubing May Have Iraq Link BY GEORGE JAHN Associated Press September 18, 2002 - Tim Brown of the Global Security.org, a nongovernment nuclear monitoring group based in Alexandria, Va., said the centrifuges Iraq once used spin at speeds of thousands of revolutions per minute. He described their appearance as similar to "spinning Coke cans ... the size of two wastepaper baskets."
- Trois questions à ... John Pike LE MONDE 18.09.02 - Vous êtes spécialiste des questions stratégiques et de désarmement, et vous dirigez un think tank (globalsecurity. org) qui pèse le pour et le contre d'une attaque contre saddam hussein.
- Bird's-Eye View of What Irks Bush By Noah Shachtman
wired.com September 18, 2002 - His five-person group, founded in December 2000 and operating out of a basement in the Washington suburbs, has a "pathetic" budget of only a few hundred thousand dollars.
- NASA Kills 'Wounded' Launch System Upgrade at KSC By John Kelly
FLORIDA TODAY 18 September 2002 - The success of O'Keefe's reign as administrator may depend on whether future assessments are happening as programs develop rather than once they are beyond help. A policy of "shooting the wounded," Pike said, will not work forever.
- How Do the Pentagon's War Games Work? By Brendan Koerner Slate Magazine September 17, 2002 - Explainer thanks Lt. Col. (Ret.) Fred Villella of Securesoft Systems Inc., John Pike of globalsecurity.org, and William Knowles of c4i.org.
- Increased bombing by US and British military on Iraq Morning Edition National Public Radio (NPR) September 17, 2002 - John Pike, a military analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, says he has noticed other recent US and British air raids in Iraq that look very much like war preparations.
- Defense sector fades after Iraq cools By August Cole CBS.MarketWatch.com September 17, 2002 - John Pike, of GlobalSecurity.org, pointed out that the window of opportunity for ground operations in Iraq shuts in February as the desert heats up. Hussein may be angling, he said, to keep the U.S. at bay through that period of time.
- Bush prepares for war at Pounds 900m airbase in Qatar
By Nicholas Blanford The Times (London) September 17, 2002 - According to Globalsecurity.org, which posted satellite photographs of al Udeid on its website, the hangar can house up to 40 aircraft within its estimated area of 7,000 square metres (76,000 square feet). The hangar's stark geometric shape contrasts with the featureless desert landscape surrounding it.
- Rumsfeld adds targets in 'no fly' enforcement By Robert Schlesinger
Boston Globe September 17, 2002 -- The new direction is ''part of their strategy of going ahead and softening up the air defenses now, so there's less to do on Day One,'' said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank. ''Every sortie that they fly today and every bomb that they drop today is one sortie and one bomb that they're not going to have to drop when the war starts.''
- Iraqi forces remain big question for U.S. By Andrea Stone USA Today September 17, 2002 - Saddam Hussein's military "is poorly trained, poorly equipped and demoralized," says John Pike, director of the defense research group GlobalSecurity.org. "But it is too big to ignore."
- MARINES FIELD PRECISION TARGETING SYSTEM FOR USE IN AFGHANISTAN Malina Brown Inside The Navy September 16, 2002 - Slightly less effusive, John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based public policy organization, said the system's turnaround time is "impressive but not astonishing. It would be the sort of thing that a developer could promise with some hope of actually being able to deliver," he said, explaining that because it is a small gadget and its "capability is in the software rather than the hardware," it lends itself to shorter production cycles.
- The imperial presidency Editorial The Nation September 16, 2002 - (doubters are encouraged to compare the January and June 2002 satellite photos of the new US military air base in Qatar posted at www.globalsecurity.org).
- Bush will nicht lange warten ERIC CHAUVISTRÉ Die Tageszeitung 16.9.2002 - Der US-Militärexperte John Pike, Leiter des Forschungsinstituts Globalsecurity.org, sagte im Gespräch mit der taz, er erwarte einen Krieg "zwischen Mitte November und Anfang Februar".
- Army tools used for search and rescue at World Trade Center could pay off in future by Dan Caterinicchia Federal Computer Week September 16, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which monitors space and military programs, agreed that the chances of the Cecom technology helping find survivors were slim. "Generally, the first few hours are the most critical for rescue efforts," Pike said. "After two days, the prospects of finding survivors start to dwindle."
- The Army takes transformation to the soldier by Dan Caterinicchia Federal Computer Week September 16, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which monitors space and military programs, said the focus on infantry is deserved and long overdue. "It is about time they are finally doing something for the infantry," Pike said. "The infantry has been given inadequate attention, I fear, in part because their kit consists of lots of small pieces that are not exciting market opportunities for major contractors."
- Air Force mulling new designation for F-22 Raptor By Rich Tuttle
Aerospace Daily September 16, 2002 - Pike said the F-22 is "the first pure air superiority aircraft that the Air Force has bought since the 1950s. I think the Air Force is just going to have a really hard time squeezing a number of bombs into the internal bays of this thing to give it a meaningful air-to-ground capability ... making the claim highlights the falsity of the claim."
- Run a risk assessment on possible conflict with Iraq by MIKE WENDLAND Detroit Free Press September 15, 2002 - GlobalSecurity.org produced a site that offers one of the Net's deepest resources on the growing tensions with Iraq. It's not flashy, but it's filled with news and analysis and lots of background information that reads like a CIA briefing.
- Spooks dig for secrets of Saddam By Peter Beaumont and Ed Vulliamy
The Observer September 15, 2002 - 'We can't draw any conclusions from a new building or a new road,' said Mark Gwozdecky, a spokesman at the agency's Vienna headquarters, a view echoed by independent analyst John Pike, of GlobalSecurity.org, who believes the images from Iraq do not provide 'a smoking gun image that clearly. . . shows they're working on atomic bombs'.
- Mit Robotern gegen Bagdad Von Gero Von Randow Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung September 15, 2002 -- Während Afghanistan eher eine geographische Bezeichnung ist, wie der amerikanische Militärexperte John Pike schreibt, handelt es sich beim Irak um einen Staat mit regulärer, mechanisierter Armee. Doch in beiden Fällen - wie auch in Jugoslawien - war die lesson learned die gleiche: Wissen siegt.
- American pilots disobeyed orders, Pentagon says By William Walker
Toronto Star September 14, 2002 - John Pike, a military analyst with the Washington-based think tank Globalsecurity.org, said the report's key finding that amphetamine use was not properly monitored raises important questions.
- Let's Admit It - We Will Invade Iraq by December Michael Klare
Pacific News Service Sep 13, 2002 - Satellite photos displayed on the Web site of GlobalSecurity.com, a respected private think tank, show a massive construction effort conducted over the past six months. Today, Al Udeid boasts the longest runways in the Persian Gulf area and a vast complex of hangers, offices, fuel depots and weapons storage areas.
- Consultations with the Congress and UN could preclude quick strike on Iraq by weeks or months All Things Considered National Public Radio (NPR) September 13, 2002 - Mr. JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): American troops are going to have to wear heavy chemical protective gear, and that basically means that a ground campaign would probably have to be concluded by the end of February.
- Irak-Krieg: Vorbereitungen laufen auf Hochtouren T-Online 13. Sep, 2002 - "Es würde zehn Tage dauern, weiteres Kriegsgerät in die Region zu bringen, zehn Tage, um die Truppen einzufliegen und zehn Tage, um gegen Bagdad loszuschlagen", erklärte der US-Militärexperte John Pike.
- US has longest runway in Gulf ready for action against Iraq By JIM MANNION Agence France Presse September 13, 2002 - Analysts with GlobalSecurity.Org, a private research group that posted satellite photos of the base on its website, say the base's two hardened aircraft shelters together could hold 40 to 80 aircraft.
- USA bauen Angriffstruppen am Golf auf Kai Biermann
Netzeitung 13. Sep, 2002 - Laut Pike sind bereits genug Panzer, Schützenpanzer und Munition in Katar und Kuwait, um drei schwere Brigaden mit 15.000 Mann sofort auszurüsten. Außerdem sind mindestens 5000 Infanteristen in Camp Doha in der kuwaitischen Wüste stationiert und mehrere tausend Mitglieder der Luftwaffe mit zahlreichen Flugzeugen auf dem Stützpunkt El Dschabar in Kuwait.
- US could strike in 3 weeks, some analysts say By Robert Schlesinger Boston Globe September 13, 2002 - Enough materiel for one brigade has already reached Diego Garcia, according to John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a research group that tracks troop and equipment movement.
- US military builds up huge attack force: Warmer words at UN mask activity By Julian Borger in Washington and Richard Norton-Taylor The Guardian (London) September 13, 2002 - "It would take 10 days to bring in the additional equipment, 10 days to airlift the troops and 10 days to get to Baghdad," said John Pike, the head of GlobalSecurity.org, a thinktank which closely monitors military movements.
- Central Command Beefing Up Qatar Presence BY GEORGE CORYELL AND KEITH EPSTEIN MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE September 12, 2002 - John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a technology policy group in Washington, estimates the military now has or soon will have the ability to support four brigades in or near Kuwait and Qatar. An existing base at Diego Garcia, in the Indian Ocean, has the capacity to handle two more brigades.
- Terror Fight Gets Smart and Deadly By Peter Barnes Tech TV September 12, 2002 - Despite the success of the crash programs, though, some critics say the Pentagon must still adapt to fight a new kind of war. "Ninety-nine and 44/100ths percent of the pentagon is designed to fight wars, not to fight terrorism," Pike said.
- Is Iraq Building a Nuclear Bomb? By David Stevenson Tech TV September 12, 2002 -- "There are basically two things you need to build a nuclear weapon," Pike said. "One of them is the technical expertise. The other thing you need is the fissionable material, the secret ingredient that actually explodes."
- Iraq military weak but 'too big to ignore' By Andrea Stone USA Today September 12, 2002 - Saddam Hussein's military "is poorly trained, poorly equipped and demoralized," says John Pike, director of the defense research group GlobalSecurity.org. "But it is too big to ignore."
- Security Is Measured; Officials Struggle With Precautions For Everyday Events By Liz Clarke The Washington Post September 11, 2002 - Says John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a defense-policy think tank: "Do we really want to get into a situation where everybody has to take their shoes off to see a girls' basketball game?"
- Military Quietly Poised for Iraq BY ESTHER SCHRADER Los Angeles Times September 9, 2002 - U.S. forces positioned around the Mideast could deploy in as little as two months, much faster than during Desert Shield. Sources: Department of Defense; GlobalSecurity.org; Military Security Studies Program, MIT; Center for Defense Information
- Alleged Iraqi Nuclear Plant Associated Press September 9, 2002 - Saeed Hassan Al-Mousawi, an Iraqi foreign ministry top official, displays in Baghdad Monday Sept. 9 2002 a satellite image of the alleged Iraqi nuclear plant.
- My guided tour of Iraq's 'innocent' atomic plant By Sam Kiley
The Evening Standard (London) September 9, 2002 - Using a copy of a satellite image from globalsecurity.org, a web-based monitoring group, which identified five compounds inside the Tuwaitha complex - 25 miles south-east of Baghdad - as being 'dedicated clandestine facilities', the Iraqi government set out to show that the new buildings were entirely innocent.
- ANALYSTS: NAVAL FORCES MUST NOT USE AFGHAN MODEL FOR IRAQI WAR Malina Brown Inside The Navy September 9, 2002 - According to Pike, this concept of operations is precisely what the Millennium Challenge 2002 war game worked on. "I would have to assume that some major elements of Millennium Challenge were regarded as being a dress rehearsal for Iraq. . . . How could it be otherwise?"
- Iraq Analysis ABC Radio National Breakfast 6:50am September 9, 2002-- So, is war inevitable? Or is there still room for a diplomatic solution, amid the mounting anti-Iraqi rhetoric? We speak to Colonel Philip Wilkingson, a senior fellow at King's College and a former colonel in the British Army and to John Pike, director of Global Security.org.
- Navy's Novel Approach to Spy Tech By Noah Shachtman Wired.Com September 9, 2002 -- "If you look at the underlying capabilities of signal and image processing, they are pretty much the same, no matter what's in the image. So the idea that you could have (a system) that's equally capable of detecting breast cancer and camouflaged tanks is plausible," Pike added.
- Weapons of Mass Destruction Are Top Threat By Bryan Bender Global Security Newswire September 9, 2002 -- According to John Pike, an intelligence expert at of Globalsecurity.org, the intelligence community has benefited from an enormous budget increase in the wake of Sept. 11, much of which has gone to counterterrorism.
- Untitled El Pais September 9, 2002 -- www.globalsecurity.org Fotos de los satelites espias que dan vueltas por el mundo y que captaron los campamentos de Bin Laden.
- Blair, Bush make case for war on Iraq: Russia, France, China still won't back attack; satellites show 'troubling' construction in Iraq By Janice Tibbetts The Ottawa Citizen September 7, 2002 -- "I think that this is basically a preview of ... the type of information that the U.S. government is going to be using to make the case for doing something about Iraq," said John Pike, of the nonprofit group GlobalSecurity.org, based in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Air strikes on Iraq rise sharply: Strategy Increase seen as preparation for winter attack By Julian Borger The Guardian September 7, 2002 - Patrick Garrett, an analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a military thinktank in Washington, said: "There's been a very obvious pick-up in the number of strikes."
- IRAQ NUKE SITES UP & ATOM AGAIN By NILES LATHEM New York Post September 7, 2002 - "It's not a smoking gun. But there are a lot of buildings long associated with Saddam Hussein's clandestine nuclear-bomb program that are still functional," said John Pike, head of the defense think tank Globalsecurity.org, which is publishing an extensive analysis of the images on its Web site. "Someone is going to work in these buildings every day, and while we don't know what is happening under the roofs, they can't all be baby milk factories."
- Technology companies contribute to war on terrorism By Ellen Lee Contra Costa Times September 7, 2002 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va., compared the push into security technology to a game in which "many will play, few will win." "Everybody is buying lottery tickets," he said. "What everybody is doing is playing the odds."
- Secret Satellite Photos To Be Unveiled By Leonard David SPACE.com September 6, 2002 - "When I first heard about this declassification I was very excited. I got over that and sobered up rather quickly after we discovered they are only releasing about 20 percent of the total take," said Tim Brown, senior analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, of Alexandria, Virginia.
- High-tech, high cost, high hopes By PAUL KORING The Globe and Mail September 6, 2002 - SOURCES: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE; MAJ. CHARLES HEYMAN, JANE'S WORLD ARMIES; GLOBALSECURITY.ORG; COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS; ASSOCIATED PRESS; SOURCE: U.S. AIR FORCE; SOURCE: CENTER FOR DEFENSE INFORMATION.
- SUR LE NET: Irak Le Monde 6 September 2002 -- Le site Global Security propose un « guide militaire de l'Irak » détaillant l'armement disponible supposé et donnant accès à de nombreuses cartes et photographies aériennes des installations.
- U.N. inspectors say satellite photos of Iraq show unexplained construction at sites they were banned from BY GEORGE JAHN Associated Press September 6, 2002 -- "I think that this is basically a preview of ... the type of information that the U.S. government is going to be using to make the case for doing something about Iraq," said John Pike, of the nonprofit group GlobalSecurity.org, based in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Wake-up call Julian Borger The Guardian (London) September 6, 2002 - John Pike, the head of GlobalSecurity.org, a military thinktank in Washington, believes the splits over transformation and the whole Van Riper affair reflect fundamental differences of opinion on how to pursue the war on Iraq.
- The armchair general By Eric Boehlert salon.com September 5, 2002 -- Pike thinks Perle is right about one thing: It may well be possible for U.S. forces to overthrow him and keep American causalities limited to the hundreds. "That's what concerns me," he says. "Because then Perle and his crowd will say, 'That didn't hurt so much, let's blow up Iran and North Korea and Saudi Arabia.' And we'll spend the rest of the decade blowing up countries on a preemptive basis to make us safe."
- Zwischenstopp in der Werft Von Daniel Herrmann Frankfurter Rundschau September 4, 2002 -- Den US-Strategen dürfte das Internet-Angebot von Globald Security ein Dorn im Auge sein. Ein fünfköpfiges Experten-Team veröffentlicht hier seit zwei Jahren Daten über Truppenbewegungen der US-Streitkräfte. Auch die Fahrten der zwölf Flugzeugträger der US-Navy protokolliert die unabhängige Organisation. Derzeit seien nur zwei Meeresgiganten einsatzfähig.
- EUA lançarão satélite de US$ 1 bi para vigiar o Iraque
Folha de S.Paulo 9-5-2002 - Tim Brown, analista do GlobalSecurity.org, grupo militar americano, contou ao site de notícias Msnbc que "o relatório discute o fato de Saddam ser um homem mau, que cresce enquanto os outros passam fome".
- War on terrorism nearing next phase By ANDREW MIGA The Boston Herald September 4, 2002 -- Pike said Bush may be overestimating the threat. "What are the rest of them waiting for?" he asked. "Are we dealing with 100,000 carbon copies of the guys who crashed into the World Trade Center, or are we dealing with a few hundred guys who just fell off the turnip truck?"
- Pentagon says satellite launch delayed By Jim Wolf Reuters September 4, 2002 - The United States has a lot of other satellites that can be maneuvered to cover high-priority targets plus reconnaissance aircraft to boost local coverage, said John Pike, an expert on space and intelligence who heads GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy group.
- U.S. Uses Internet/Satellite Images to State its Case Against Iraq By Leonard David Space.Com September 4, 2002 - "It makes the case that Saddam is a bad man, building while everybody is starving," said Tim Brown, senior analyst with GlobalSecurity.org - a military watchdog group.
- 'N Sync star will not go on mission, Russians say By Tamara Lytle
Orlando Sentinel September 4, 2002 -- Pike said "If the Lord had meant us to fly in space, we would have all been born rich."
- Warfare tests new technology BY MIKE TONER The Atlanta Journal and Constitution September 2, 2002 - "It's clear that smart weapons work pretty well, but they don't work all the time," says analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-area-based military watchdog organization. "In some cases, it appears that the precision of the weapon has outstripped the precision of the targeting."
- Merged programs to boost satellite data BY Megan Lisagor
Federal Computer Week September 2, 2002 - "The program has certainly been moving along slower than one would have anticipated when convergence was announced in the '90s," Pike said. But "I think it had everything to do with the longevity of the legacy systems and not NPOESS."
- Burning Pentagon prepared for war, rebuilt a year later Deutsche Presse-Agentur September 1, 2002 - "It is not clear that the Defence Department has the capabilities that are necessary at the forefront of the war on terrorism," said John Pike, a defence analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, which is based just outside Washington.
- Defense blasts into a new era By Christopher Boyd Orlando Sentinel September 1, 2002 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, said the Bush administration's objectives go beyond retooling the armed forces. "There's an idea out there that you can't have too much supremacy. As it is, the United States already has a level of military superiority that is unrivaled in the history of mankind. But there is a call for more."
- THE WINNER OF THE WAR ON TERRORISM IS. . . US INDUSTRY By Brendan Koerner The Business September 1, 2002 "It's free government money right now," says John Pike of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org. "You don't see a lot of lobbying going on for the defence budget because everybody knows who's got the contracts." But the new homeland security budget, he adds, is another matter. "For specific sectors and specific companies, it's going to be generating a feeding frenzy. It already has."