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October 2002 News
- US military has no Fentanyl but has non-lethal means of crowd control BY JEAN-MICHEL STOULLIG Agence France Presse October 30, 2002 - "I'm not aware of any active programs right now," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.com, a research organization specializing on military and intelligence matters. "I'm sure there will be active programs by the end year, in universities and private industries" he added.
- Pentagon girds for war in the Gulf By Peter Spiegel Financial Times October 30, 2002 - "Not only have the actual numbers there changed dramatically but discussion about what will be in transit to the region has also increased," said Patrick Garrett, a military analyst with GlobalSecurity.org. "There's a lot of hardware that's getting moved out that was not scheduled to move any time soon."
- Bush Seen Gaining Few Allies in Iraq War Without UN
Bloomberg October 30, 2002 - Even with United Nations authorization, no other countries are likely to supply fighting forces, said John Pike, a defense analyst with the Alexandria-Virginia-based private research group Globalsecurity.org.
- Six al-Qaeda leaders take on new prominence BY PATRICK ANIDJAR
Agence France Presse October 29, 2002 - And terrorism expert John Pike stressed the list of six is anything but exhaustive. "There are probably much more than six," said Pike, director of www.globalsecurity.org.
- Al Qaeda tiene una nueva dirección de seis hombres hasta ahora eclipsados por Bin Laden elmundo.es Martes, 29 de Octubre de 2002 - "Ciertamente son muchos más que seis", estima el director del sitio de Internet www.globalsecurity.org. "Los que dirigen esta organización serán probablemente diferentes a los que la dirigirán mańana", afirma este especialista.
- Russia's space program is struggling to recruit a new generation of cosmonauts By MARA D. BELLABY The Associated Press October 29, 2002 - "If you look at the Russian space program today, it is basically a lot of older people who are not paid very well and the main thing that they seem to be doing is providing vacation opportunities for bored millionaires," John Pike, a U.S.-based space expert, said, referring to Russia's selling of trips to the International Space Station.
- USS Constellation prepares for war By Gary Robbins The Orange County Register October 29, 2002 -- "This exercise could turn out to be a dress rehearsal for flights over Baghdad," said Patrick Garrett, who analyzes carrier operations for Globalsecurity.org, a military-intelligence research firm in Alexandria, Va. "And the timing is impeccable. The Constellation will be heading to the gulf region very shortly after the war games end.
- Experts Name Deadly Gas By Craig Gordon and Earl Lane
Newsday October 29, 2002 - John Pike, director of the nonprofit GlobalSecurity.org, remained skeptical of reports that the Russians had used a medical anesthetic or morphine aerosol and suggested the mystery agent may have been derived from a nerve gas.
- Flying on 'go pills' BY TARA COPP and SIDNEY SCHUHMANN Scripps Howard News Service October 28, 2002 - "Dexedrine is a controlled substance. There is a reason that Starbucks doesn't sell it," said Pike. "One reason Starbucks doesn't sell it is that it's habit-forming and has a much greater potential for abuse."
- Revolutionizing warfare BY KRIS HUNDLEY St. Petersburg Times October 28, 2002 - John Pike, director of the independent defense policy group GlobalSecurity.org, said the Navy was historically at a disadvantage when it came to coordinating ships in a fleet.
- South Koreans protesting North Korea's possession of nuclear weapons
NBC Nightly News (6:30 PM ET) October 27, 2002 - JOHN PIKE : It suggests that the United States may have underestimated the size of North Korea's nuclear stockpile.
- CIA commandos remain covert BY TOD ROBBERSON The Dallas Morning News October 27, 2002 - Pike said the CIA's paramilitary history dates to the agency's creation through the National Security Act of 1947 and even before, when paramilitary intelligence units formed the backbone of the Office of Strategic Services during World War II.
- The Unknown By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. National Journal October 25, 2002 -- Most experts expect what GlobalSecurity.org analyst John Pike calls "a drizzle of death": a few lucky shots that catch U.S. troops off guard and cause dozens, perhaps even hundreds, of casualties, but don't derail the invasion.
- War with Iraq will complicate matters if Iraq decides to attack Israel NBC Nightly News October 24, 2002 - Mr. JOHN PIKE (National Security Expert): The odds are that at least a couple of them would get through all these interceptors and reach their targets.
- Bush signs spending hike for military $ 37.5 billion jump is biggest funding increase since 1982 By Jennifer Beauprez The Denver Post October 24, 2002
- But the additional $ 37.5 billion is three times bigger than NASA's budget, 10 times larger than the CIA's budget and more than almost any other country's defense budget on the globe, said John Pike, a defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va.
- Line Up Your Sources for the War in Iraq By David Edwards TheStreet.com October 23, 2002 - During the next few months, tracking any military action in Iraq is vital for investors -- and the smartest of the bunch will know where to find the most accurate and up-to-date information on the Web.... GlobalSecurity.org, in addition to linking to numerous news articles, reprints complete U.S. Department of Defense news briefings, numerous photographs and gun camera videos.
- NASA prepares to boldly go Pat Dasch New Scientist October 23, 2002 -- "Right now, NASA is just one big accounting problem," says John Pike of the Global Security think tank in Washington DC. "Unless there is some other reason for its existence, some other goal, the easiest way of solving this problem is to shut down NASA."
- NASA's O'Keefe Stumps for GOP Candidates By John Kelly and Kelly Young FLORIDA TODAY October 23, 2002 - "As long as he's not trying to say four out of five astronauts agree, and I assume he's not, then he's OK," said John Pike, a defense and space policy analyst with Virginia-based globalsecurity.org. "Now if I was a partisan Democrat with an interest in these races, I wouldn't have to work very hard to come up with a cheap shot."
- 'Connie' prepares for war: The USS Constellation plays war games by San Clemente Island By Gary Robbins Orange County Register October 22, 2002 - "This exercise could turn out to be a dress rehearsal for flights over Baghdad," said Patrick Garrett, who analyzes carrier operations for Globalsecurity.org, a military-intelligence research firm in Alexandria, Va. "And the timing is impeccable. The Constellation will be heading to the gulf region very shortly after the war games end.
- Iraq's missiles remain a threat, despite advances in U.S. technology
By MATT KELLEY The Associated Press October 21, 2002 - "Part of what the Iraqis would want to do is cause massive casualties in Kuwait with a chemical attack," said military analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. "It could create some real dilemmas for the American commander if the Iraqis are firing missiles faster than the Patriot can shoot them down."
- Moving forces signals approach of war By Tom Bowman The Baltimore Sun October 21, 2002 - Only 36 of these planes were deployed in 1991, accounting for 2.5 percent of the total force of 1,900 allied aircraft in the gulf war. But the Nighthawks flew more than a third of the bombing runs on the first day of the war, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank.
- DISA net initiative to bridge DOD, intell data BY Dan Caterinicchia Federal Computer Week October 21, 2002 - According to John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which monitors space and military programs, "Multilevel security remains the Holy Grail of military and intelligence computer networks and remains far easier to seek than to find.
- A tough case to crack BY William Matthews Federal Computer Week October 21, 2002 - John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, dismissed the idea that the plane's infrared sensors might be able to spot the flash of a rifle muzzle. And although equipment such as the plane's moving target indicator "is good for telling you whether the North Korean army is crossing" the demilitarized zone, it is not capable of spotting a vehicle of a particular color and tracking it through traffic, he said.
- In Afghanistan, A Brief Life For Soldier Web Site BY NATHAN HODGE Defense Week October 21, 2002 - Pike pointed to the Pentagon's decision earlier this year to take its top tester's annual reports to Congress off the Defense Department Web site. Although the reports contain only unclassified information, the military was worried that the information might be too sensitive to be available on the Web.
- Analysts say U.S. wasn't surprised By Eric Rosenberg Toronto Star October 20, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a private military-intelligence research company, says the evidence "would have to be some sort of communication intercept or that the U.S. has detained somebody, or has an informant."
- Homing In on Laser Weapons By Peter Pae Los Angeles Times October 20, 2002 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense research firm that often criticizes weapons programs as impractical, said solid-state laser weapons technology finally appears to be moving from "pure physics to engineering."
- 'Unbelievably Naive' Rep. Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y. The National Journal October 19, 2002 - The now well-known plant at al Safir is co-located with a Scud missile base, protected by anti-aircraft missiles, and partially hidden within large mountain tunnels. If her tour guides failed to show her, satellite photos of al Safir base are available online at www.globalsecurity.org.
- Have Satellite, Will Spy NPR Weekend Edition October 19, 2002 - Tim Brown, an analyst with Global Security, says the goal is to give the public direct access to information as Iraq and the United States edge closer to war.
- Sniper spy in the sky By Kathryn Westcott BBC News Online October 19, 2002 - Mr Pike says that no amount of sophisticated technology would stop the sniper simply moving to another city and beginning his campaign of terror all over again.
- Bush keeps his focus on Saddam BY JON SAWYER Post-Dispatch [St. Louis] October 19, 2002 - "It would have suggested that a vote for war with Iraq was also a vote for war with North Korea, for war with Iran, and anybody else we don't like," Pike said. "Some people might have had a hard time signing up for that.
- Operation endless deployment By William D. Hartung, Frida Berrigan, and Michelle Ciarrocca The Nation October 21, 2002 - The United States is upgrading an airfield at Musnana for use as an air base that will house everything from fighter aircraft to B-52 bombers. According to GlobalSecurity.org, the United States has used three other bases in Oman to launch airstrikes against Afghanistan.
- Constellation Prepares to Ship Out to Gulf Region By Esther Schrader Los Angeles Times October 19, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military research group that tracks deployments, said the Constellation appears to be preparing to leave port several weeks earlier than it normally would.
- State troops could become infantry By BILL SHEA Times Herald (Port Huron, MI) October 19, 2002 -- Michigan National Guardsmen could trade tanks for rifles under a new restructuring plan. Source: GlobalSecurity.org, Michigan National Guard.
- Boeing's big idea By GARY ROBBINS The Orange County Register October 18, 2002 - ''It is too soon to say whether (Pelican) is the best solution. But it certainly is on the short list of potential solutions,'' said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a company in Arlington, Va., that evaluates new technologies.
- U.S. Confirms Flexibility on Iraqi Resolution Jonathan Wright, Reuters 18 October 2002 -- A fifth, the San Diego-based Nimitz, could be deployed as early as late December and a sixth, the Yokosuka, Japan-based Kitty Hawk, also could be brought to bear quickly, said Patrick Garrett, who is tracking deployments for GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Virginia-based research group.
- US military presence continues to escalate in the Persian Gulf NPR Morning Edition (11:00 AM AM ET) October 18, 2002 - Mr. PIKE: The USS Constellation is getting ready to deploy. That's going to be going out nearly two months earlier than would be required to replace the aircraft carriers that are currently at sea, and with the accelerated deployment of the Harry S. Truman later this year, I think the United States could have as many as five aircraft carriers available for use in the Persian Gulf before the end of the year.
- United States Sending Another Carrier to Gulf Jim Wolf, Reuters 18 October 2002 -- A fifth, the San Diego-based Nimitz, could be deployed as early as late December and a sixth, the Yokosuka, Japan-based Kitty Hawk, also could be brought to bear quickly, said Patrick Garrett, who is tracking deployments for GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Virginia-based research group.
- U.S. Would Send Troops To Hit Scuds by Vernon Loeb and Thomas E. Ricks Washington Post October 18, 2002 - The western Iraqi desert contains, among other things, a complex of airfields known as "H-3," which was used to store chemical weapons during the Gulf War, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a defense consulting group.
- Sniper awakens fear of a terrorist attack in Washington BY PATRICK ANIDJAR Agence France Presse October 18, 2002 - "The only thing I can guarantee is that Washington is terrorized," terrorism specialist John Pike told AFP. "I don't know whether the sniper is or is not al-Qaeda, but if you think of what one or two people with a rifle can do, this is terrorism."
- Military gets involved in sniper hunt Today NBC News (7:00 AM ET) October 18, 2002 - Mr. JOHN PIKE (Globalsecurity.org): The fundamental thing that it gives is a long-range surveillance camera where you could basically put a camera on the crime scene as soon as you have a 911 report of shots fired.
- Sounding Out Snipers By Paul Eng ABCNEWS.com October 18, 2002 - John Pike, founder of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank in Alexandria, Va., says that it would be extremely difficult to adapt such systems for the serial sniper which has struck locations in Maryland, Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.
- High-Altitude Nuclear Explosions: Blind, deaf and dumb Ian Steer, Janes Defense Weekly 23 October 2002 -- "As for the military satellites, it is likely they have been hardened well enough to survive the duration of any war," said John Pike, president of the GlobalSecurity Organisation, a beltway-based think-tank with an anti-proliferation agenda. "But it's certainly too great a risk to ignore because of the increasing reliance of the military on civilian systems, which are not hardened."
- North Korea Admits to Nuclear Program ABCNEWS.com October 17, 2002 -- "We know that [North] Korea is known to have a large chemical weapons programs," said John Pike of Globalsecurity.org, a watchdog organization focusing on national security policy. "It's believed to have a significant biological weapons program. And so basically all of the things that are suspected about Iraq are known about North Korea."
- PLANES CAN GET SHOT OF SCENE IN A SNAP By RICHARD SISK
Daily News (New York) October 17, 2002 - "This one airplane is capable of putting a camera on the scene anywhere around the Beltway," said John Pike, director of the globalsecurity.org think tank.
- Military loaner could sharpen the hunt's focus By Dave Moniz and Andrea Stone USA Today October 17, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org and an authority on military hardware, says the four-engine RC-7 turboprop could be an effective tool in hunting the elusive killer. "Its cameras are much more powerful than police cameras, and because it flies so high, it can cover a much larger area," Pike says.
- Army plane joins sniper hunt By Fred Kaplan and Lyle Denniston
Boston Globe October 17, 2002 - Yet the cameras - and not these other sophisticated devices - are why the planes were chosen for this mission. ''There's a lot of capabilities in this aircraft,'' said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a private military-research firm. ''But they're not going to help you find a white van.''
- High Degree Of Terror Swayed Military To Act By John Hendren Los Angeles Times October 17, 2002 - "The theory on this is that they'll have this aircraft flying in circles over downtown Washington and they get a 911 call and the police tells the TV camera operator on the airplane where to point the camera," said John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va., research group.
- Bali: the Al Quaeda connection BBC Breakfast October 16, 2002 -- At 6.10am, we talked to the defence analyst Patrick Garrett, live from Washington.
- GUERRE CONTRE LE TERRORISME Le Figaro October 16, 2002 -- Al Qaida aurait change de tactique. Pour John Pike, expert en terrorisme, l'attentat de Bali montre qu'Al Qaida accorde desormais plus de latitude a des groupes independants. ' Al Qaida avait un seul bon plan. Il l'a utilise il y a un an. Ce plan est probablement inutilisable aujourd'hui ', affirme-t-il.
- NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH PETER JENNINGS October 16, 2002 - JOHN PIKE, DIRECTOR, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: We know that Korea is known to have a large chemical weapons program. It is believed to have a significant biological weapons program. And so basically, all of the things that are suspected about Iraq are known about North Korea.
- Pentagon's assistance in the hunt for the Washington sniper The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer October 16, 2002 - JOHN PIKE: I think that it's very important that we are raising this question, because we are going to have other instances down the road where that very important distinction between domestic law enforcement and foreign intelligence isn't going to be so clear-cut. I think it is going to raise questions in the future.
- Video surveillance and privacy rights Talk of the Nation National Public Radio (NPR) October 16, 2002 (2:00 PM ET) Mr. PIKE: I spend half of my time explaining what these things can do and actually more than half of my time explaining what they can't do.
- Pentagon's high-tech gear to join sniper hunt BY ROBERT COHEN The Star-Ledger October 16, 2002 - John Pike, director of Global Security.org, a national security policy group in Virginia, said one possibility could be Navy surveillance aircraft that have long-range cameras.
- Sniper blamed in 9th death The Plain Dealer October 16, 2002 - The turbo-prop DeHavilland DHC-7 is equipped with telescopic cameras able to capture detailed images of vehicles or other subjects from altitudes of 20,000 to 30,000 feet, said John Pike, an analyst at Globalsecurity.org.
- U.S. military pulled in to manhunt By Stephen Braun, Greg Miller and Jonathan Peterson Los Angeles Times October 16, 2002 - The propeller-driven craft are equipped with telescopic cameras able to capture detailed images of vehicles or other subjects from altitudes of 20,000 to 30,000 feet, said John Pike, an analyst at Globalsecurity.org.
- Military Aircraft With Detection Gear To Augment Police By Steve Vogel Washington Post October 16, 2002 - The aircraft is able to immediately transmit high-resolution imagery to the ground. "All of this goes well beyond what local police have," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a defense think tank.
- Task force ordered to gulf By James W. Crawley and Otto Kreisher San Diego Union-Tribune October 16, 2002 - "Certainly, coupled with the early deployment of the Constellation, those can only be construed as preparations for war," John Pike, president of GlobalSecurity, a think tank that monitors the military, said yesterday.
- Storming the Streets of Baghdad Business Week October 21, 2002 - "The U.S. is gambling that precision weapons and rapid land maneuvers will cause the spontaneous combustion of Saddam's regime," says John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank. "Saddam is gambling that won't work."
- Weakened al-Qaeda delegates to small Islamic groups
By PATRICK ANIDJAR Agence France Presse October 15, 2002 - John Pike, an expert on terrorism and director of the website globalsecurity.org, believes the recent attack, which left nearly 200 foreign tourists dead, is a product of the al-Qaeda new tactic. "After September 11, we thought the world will be different. We were wrong. I think al-Qaeda had one good plan. They used it last year, that plan will probably be unusable today," he warned.
- Hitting with a heavy fist By Noelle Phillips Savannah Morning News October 15, 2002 - "Third Mech. is on everybody's short list for being the obvious unit to lead the charge," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Web site that analyzes security issues around the world.
- INDUSTRY QUESTIONS THE EXTENT OF SPARTAN'S ROLE IN MINE WARFARE
Malina Brown Inside the Navy October 14, 2002 "I can see something like this doing a lot of things, but mine operations is probably last on the list," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based public policy organization. "I think it would be mainly focused on the terrorist commando speedboat problem and it would basically be a way of having widely distributed presence."
- US sees tactics, technology keys to Baghdad fight By Robert Schlesinger Boston Globe October 14, 2002 - It would be a major problem in Baghdad: Iraq has one of the densest, most advanced antiaircraft networks in the world, with much of it placed in and around the capital city. ''The Iraqis are going to be able to enforce a no-fly zone over Baghdad,'' said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based defense think tank.
- Geheimdienstexperte: USA werden nicht nur gegen Irak Krieg führen
Von Martin Schwarz Netzeitung14. Okt - Fünf Jahre müsste Irak nach einem Sturz Saddam Husseins besetzt werden, um das Land zu stabilisieren. Das sagte John Pike, Direktor des amerikanischen Think-Tank Globalsecurity, der Netzeitung. Die eigentliche Gefahr sieht er aber in den Folgekriegen.
- Assessing the risk of weapons of mass destruction
By Noelle Phillips Savannah Morning News October 13, 2002 - Pike doesn't think Saddam is likely to bring chemical or biological weapons to the United States. After all, he's possessed these weapons for 25 years and has never attempted it. "Would he have the notion to wake up one morning and kill a bunch of Americans because he has the Devil in him?" Pike said. "It doesn't work that way."
- SUR LE NET: Irak Le Monde 12 October 2002 -- Global Security présente les sites oů il pense que Bagdad produit des armes de destruction massive ainsi que les documents et photographies satellites étayant ces affirmations.
- U.S., British forces in striking distance of Iraq Reuters October 11, 2002 - Oman is hosting U.S. B-1B bombers, most likely from an airfield at Thumarit, said GlobalSecurity.org researcher Patrick Garrett, who is tracking deployments.
- Storming The Streets Of Baghdad By Stan Crock and John Carey Business Week October 21, 2002 - "The U.S. is gambling that precision weapons and rapid land maneuvers will cause the spontaneous combustion of Saddam's regime," says John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank. "Saddam is gambling that won't work."
- Hussein may dodge US hunt By Scott Peterson The Christian Science Monitor October 11, 2002 - A British "dossier" on Iraq's WMD capabilities released last month shows the relative size of one site, by superimposing an outline of a tiny Buckingham Palace on a satellite photograph of one site. Experts at globalsecurity.org estimate 57 such "palaces" exist in Iraq.
- A Command Center Rises From the Desert By TONY PERRY Los Angeles Times October 10, 2002 - "By the time the war is over, I think people will see that as money well spent," said Tim Brown, military analyst with Alexandria, Va.-based GlobalSecurity, which monitors the movement of U.S. troops and equipment worldwide.
- Army Brews Potions That Protect by Noah Shachtman wired.com October 10, 2002 - "I don't know how much (toxic material) Saddam's got," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "I assume we're going to find out because (if the United States invades), he's going to fire off every last drop of it if he can."
- Government Says Satellites Vulnerable to Hackers By Becky Worley TechTV October 10, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org says satellites are a serious part of our national well being. "Cable TV, broadcast TV, inventory control, cellphones, pagers. Just about every facet of the modern information society at some time or another is being transmitted by satellite," Pike says.
- Iraq war has frightening possibilities By DOUG BEAZLEY The Edmonton Sun October 09, 2002 - Why would Hussein want the U.S. to kill civilians? According to Pike, it's Hussein's only hope to force the U.S. to pull back before it achieves its objective: his head on a platter.
- Military influence to grow at NASA By Gwyneth K. Shaw Orlando Sentinel October 09, 2002 - The Air Force and NASA have dramatically different needs when it comes to a reusable launcher, and trying to come up with a design that suits both will probably leave everyone unhappy, said John Pike, a space-policy expert at GlobalSecurity.org.
- 'We're going to be READY': Taxing year has resulted in experienced force, Gen. Jumper says by Gordon Trowbridge Air Force Times October 07, 2002 -- Defense analyst John Pike said some may have overestimated the size of the task in Iraq. "I don't think it would be that large," said Pike, founder of the GlobalSecurity.org Web site. "It depends on how big of a campaign you're talking about, how long it lasts," he said. But a ground campaign that bypasses large Iraqi concentrations, and an air campaign focusing only on key targets, could ease the strain, Pike said.
- Eyes on Iraq: What are spy satellites seeing in Iraq? Alan Boyle MSNBC October 07, 2002 - Space Imaging's photos of the Tuwaitha nuclear complex, 25 miles southeast of Baghdad, were posted to the GlobalSecurity.com Web site last month. Since then, the images - and most likely similar pictures taken by spook spacecraft - have caused a stir on both sides of the face-off.
- What Could Saddam Really Do? Steve Chapman Slate October 07, 2002 - Saddam's army is a battered remnant of what he once commanded. His technological capabilities are, at best, the same as they were 12 years ago "trapped in amber, in the words of John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org.
- Total Surrender? More Like Total Hypocrisy By Kenneth Davidson The Age (Melbourne) October 07, 2002 - As John Pike, the director of the Washington-based military think tank, Global Security.org, commented: "I can never imagine Iraq agreeing to this."
- NIMA center to set geospatial standards BY Dan Caterinicchia Federal Computer Week October 7, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which monitors space and military programs, said he was surprised that it has taken NIMA this long to establish the standards center.
- A lightning strike against Hussein BY E. THOMAS McCLANAHAN
The Kansas City Star October 06, 2002 - Pike also offered a guess on when the fighting might commence. "It will start," he said, "a week to 10 days after it becomes obvious that American troops are being airlifted into Kuwait. They'll be in Baghdad in a week to 10 days (later). The regime will collapse when they get to Baghdad."
- Successful rocket launch is aimed at small satellite niche
By John Tedesco San Antonio Express-News October 06, 2002 - John Pike, an expert in space and defense policy, said the single launch at Matagorda Island shows how quickly private space ventures burn through capital.
- War and Consequences By Lane Lambert The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, MA) October 05, 2002 - The first step on that road, according to military analysts, would be a hard-hitting bomber and precision missile assault, followed by a ground invasion of about 50,000 troops from the 101st Airborne Division and other units. A force of that size could be assembled in Kuwait in as little as 10 days, said John Pike, the director of globalsecurity.org in Alexandria, Va.
- Are troops in right gear for chemical, biological war? By JIM LANDERS The Dallas Morning News October 05, 2002 - John Pike, who runs the intelligence and national security think tank globalsecurity.org, said the big questions in a war with Saddam Hussein are speed and the quality of U.S. defensive gear. "Can you provoke the regime into collapsing in a short period of time? And is American chemical gear up to the challenge of being subject to a continuous drizzle of poisonous gas in the week it takes to get to Baghdad?" he asked.
- Military puts war preparations in high gear By Sydney J. Freedberg National Journal October 04, 2002 - GlobalSecurity.org's Pike, who suspects that an invasion might take as few as 50,000 troops deployed in just 10 days, agreed that such troop movements would produce telltale signs we have not yet seen: "There's no way you can deploy that number of troops, and that number of aircraft, without it being obvious."
- Quiet U.S. military buildup in gulf By Craig Gordon Newsday (New York, NY) October 04, 2002 - "How long is it going to take to get 50,000 guys ready to roll in Kuwait? Not very long. Most of the heavy hardware is either already there or near at hand," said John Pike, a military analyst at Globalsecurity.org who tracks deployments.
- Denetçiler isgalin ilk adimi Evrensel Gazetesi 04/10/2002 -
Global Security adli Amerikali "düsünce kurulusu"nun lideri John Pike, "Bu öyle bir tasari ki, alternatifi isgal dahi olsa Irak kesinlikle reddedecektir" dedi. Pike, "Her iki durumda da isgal olacaksa, isgalcilere karsi direnme hakkina sahip olmak yegdir.
- 'Verboden' paleizen Saddam Hoessein worden cruciaal De Standaard October 4, 2002 -- Meer informatie over de Saddam-paleizen is te vinden op:www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/iraq
- U.S. Carrier Deployments Could Hold Iraq Key By Jim Wolf Reuters October 3, 2002 - A fifth carrier, the San Diego, California-based Nimitz, could also be in the Gulf region by late December, said Patrick Garrett, who has been tracking U.S. deployments for GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Handheld translators that talk -a new tool for U.S. soldiers in faraway lands By JIM KRANE Associated Press October 3, 2002 - "You get really worried that a bunch of scared American soldiers and a bunch of scared civilians won't be able to talk to each other," Pike said. "Anything they can do to get the civilian population out of harm's way would help minimize casualties."
- U.S. Military Improving Over Time By MATT KELLEY
Associated Press October 3, 2002 - ``You've got video conferencing with major commanders and with ships at sea, when during the Gulf War they had to get a printout of the air tasking order (target list) and helicopter it out to the aircraft carriers,'' said John Pike, a military analyst with the consulting firm GlobalSecurity.org.
- New technologies could be pivotal in possible attack
By Ross Kerber Boston Globe October 3, 2002 - The JDAM in particular, said Tim Brown, senior analyst at GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, ''is the weapon that's going to win the war. If you were to look at one that's going to stand out in terms of its ability to destroy more Iraqi equipment with the lowest price, and the lowest risk of American life, this is definitely it.''
- US hardline on Iraq leaves full-scale invasion a 'hair-trigger' away Julian Borger in Washington, Ewen MacAskill, and Ian Black in Brussels The Guardian October 3, 2002 - John Pike, the head of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington military thinktank, said the resolution was worded in such a way that Iraq was almost certain to reject it, even if the alternative was invasion. "I could never imagine Iraq agreeing to this. If you're going to be invaded you might as well make the invading force shoot their way in. It's the sort of proposal meant to be rejected," Mr Pike said.
- US role in Iraq's chemical, biological weapons program comes under scrutiny BY CARLOS HAMANN Agence France Presse October 1, 2002 - US support for Iraq in the 1980s "seemed like a good idea at the time," said John Pike, a scientist and defense expert at Globalsecurity.org.
- Psychological warfare is part of US strategy By Robert Schlesinger
Boston Globe October 1, 2002 - ''If faced with the choice of either being shot by one of Saddam's guys right now vs. a lifetime vacation at Guantanamo, they'll fire,'' said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense research organization.
- Iraq's presidential 'palaces' BBC October 1, 2002 - According to GlobalSecurity.org, a US website devoted to security issues, there are now as many as 57 presidential "palaces" across Iraq.
- Glimpse of Iraq on the Web By Jovi Tanada Yam BusinessWorld October 1, 2002 -- If you want to take a glimpse of what's apparently taking place in Saddam's territory, then log on to the GlobalSecurity website www.globalsecurity.org.