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December 2002 News

  1. Wi-Fi spectrum battle pits antiterrorism efforts against commercial growth By Bob Brewin Computerworld December 31, 2002 - John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, said the references to "small targets and background clutter" pertain to small boats or planes that terrorists could use to attack U.S. forces.
  2. Ottawa asks for weapons monitors in space By GRAEME SMITH The Globe and Mail December 31, 2002 - But researching ways of detecting space weapons is a long-term project, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, because at the moment there are few arms agreements to enforce. Only nuclear arms, antiballistic missiles, and antisatellite weapons are explicitly forbidden by current international treaties, and many of the agreements are weak.
  3. Astronaut's flight will highlight growth of Israel's space program By Irene Brown JTA December 30, 2002 - "It's peculiar that it would have taken this long to fly an Israeli, given our strategic alliance with Israel," said John Pike, with the Arlington, Va.-based research group GlobalSecurity.org. "I mean, we flew a Saudi almost 20 years ago."
  4. U.N. inspectors widen Iraq tours CNN December 30, 2002 - Taji was the primary location for Iraq's indigenous long-range missile program, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  5. Kim has Bush in nuclear trap Tony Allen-Mills Sunday Times (London) December 29, 2002 - "I feel like I'm staring into the gates of hell," said a dazed nuclear expert in Washington. "The question is, can the US deliver a clean, knockout blow that resolves the crisis?" said John Pike, one of Washington's leading military analysts. "My guess is that blowing up Korea could be very messy."
  6. Quicker Iraq air war predicted By Stephen J. Hedges and Michael Martinez Chicago Tribune December 29, 2002 - The Pentagon will not discuss deployment figures, but a military analysis group, GlobalSecurity.org, estimates that about 370 U.S. combat and support aircraft are scattered through the Persian Gulf.
  7. BACKGROUNDER QATAR: Reformist state a key base for U.S. in Persian Gulf By Mark Bixler The Atlanta Journal and Constitution December 27, 2002 -- Sources: CIA World Factbook, GlobalSecurity.org / Research by ALICE WERTHEIM / Staff; graphic by DALE E. DODSON / Staff; Graphic: KEY EVENTS
  8. Guard units to head overseas By Keith Rogers Las Vegas Review-Journal December 27, 2002 - 'I think they are going to continue the buildup for another month or so, assuming they don't get completely derailed by North Korea,' said the analyst, John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a defense and intelligence policy organization based near Washington, D.C.
  9. U.S. Carrier Truman Leaves Marseille for Possible War on Iraq Agence France Presse December 27, 2002 - The deployment of USS Truman means two U.S. aircraft carriers are now currently available for military operations against Iraq, according to the U.S. defense consultancy globalsecurity.org. The other carrier, USS Constellation, is in the Persian Gulf.
  10. Taiwan keeping old subs afloat: Island still waits for new vessels promised by U.S. by Jon Dougherty WorldNetDaily December 25, 2002 - "When refurbished in the early 1960s, the boats could dive to 415 feet, though by the late 1990s they were lucky to reach 200 feet," says an assessment by GlobalSecurity.org. "The boats are noisy and Taiwan is experiencing difficulty in obtaining spare parts."
  11. V-22 Osprey to Face 'Make or Break' Tests by Thomas E. Ricks The Washington Post December 25, 2002 - In addition, the program has been financially costly. Current plans call for the Marines, Special Operations Command and Navy to buy a total of about 450 Ospreys at cost of about $ 40 billion, for a cost per plane of about $ 80 million, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a defense consulting group.
  12. Le dispositif militaire americain sera pret fin janvier debut fevrier 2003 Le Monde December 24, 2002 -- Selon l'analyste militaire americain John Pike, une force blindee comprenant des chars Abrams, comme celle qui a realise les manoeuvres au Koweit, protegee par l'aviation et les helicopteres pourrait etre dans la banlieue de Bagdad a la fin du deuxieme jour de l'offensive.
  13. Iraq shoots down unmanned U-S plane Associated Press December 24, 2002 - One defense expert says unmanned planes like the one Iraq shot down yesterday are relatively easy targets. John Pike of Virginia-based GlobalSecurity.org says the remote-control planes are vulnerable because they fly low and slow.
  14. A Mighty Message; Doubling of troops near Iraq meant to intimidate Hussein By Craig Gordon Newsday December 23, 2002 - "There'd be a lot of 7-Eleven's that would be empty," as troops go off to war, said John Pike, a military analyst with globalsecurity.org, which tracks U.S. troop movements.
  15. U.S. to Seek Iraqi Exiles For Nation's Next Army By Associated Press Newsday December 23, 2002 - SOURCES: Center for Defense Information, Center for Strategic and International Studies; CIA World Factbook, Monterrey Institute of International Studies, www.globalsecurity.org, staff reporting.
  16. U.S. arsenal deadlier than ever By Lynda Hurst Toronto Star December 22, 2002 - "If the battle stays in the field," says Patrick Garrett, "it will be a short war. If it goes into the city? I don't know. That's the real question."
  17. Did amphetamines play a role in friendly fire attack on Canadians By BRIAN STEWART CBC TV December 22, 2002 - JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): The problem that they were having over Afghanistan was that if you're going to borrow a $30 million dollar fighter, they want to make sure that you're going to bring it back in one piece, and using these stimulants I think was basically the command policy to make sure that the pilots and planes came back.
  18. Pentagon plans lightning war By Nicholas Rufford and David Cracknell The Sunday Times [London] December 22, 2002 - John Pike, one of Washington's foremost military analysts, has calculated that an advancing US force led by Abrams M-1 tanks and protected by heavy air support could cover the 480km from the Kuwaiti border to Baghdad at 40-50kmh.
  19. Royal Marines will spearhead invasion of Iraq by BRIAN BRADY The Scotsman December 22, 2002 - Hawkish figures within the United States were also reported to be predicting an intense land campaign against Iraq that could drive allied troops into the heart of the capital, Baghdad, within 48 hours. "They will be in the suburbs of Baghdad at the end of the second day," said US military analyst John Pike.
  20. Technology That Tells Troops Where to Attack NEXT@CNN December 21, 2002 - JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: Today, the imagery can get in digital form to military planners fast enough that they can actually shoot at targets before they move.
  21. Rapid Buildup In Gulf On Horizon Vernon Loeb and Bradley Graham The Washington Post December 20, 2002 - The U.S. military is poised to begin a rapid and visible buildup of forces in the Persian Gulf early next month involving 50,000 combat troops, aircraft, armor and tens of thousands of reservists, senior defense officials said.
  22. U.S. unlikely to use nukes against Iraq By Greg Seigle The Denver Post December 20, 2002 - "From a military perspective, there's just no sense in using nukes," said Tim Brown, a senior analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, another think tank. "In terms of tanks destroyed or troops killed, smart bombs would meet or exceed the damage levels of nukes - and there's no political downside.
  23. Global pressure on U.S. against land mines; Bush may use them in Iraq By Edward Epstein The San Francisco Chronicle December 20, 2002 -- "U.S. mine warfare has undergone a remarkable transition in the last 30 years," according to an analysis from GlobalSecurity.org. It said the "smart" mines "lose the ability to inflict casualties once their military utility on the battlefield is gone."
  24. 50,000 troops get order to mobilize By Jon Dougherty WorldNetDaily December 19, 2002 - "The volume of the low-level ambient noise that we've seen over the past few months is going up," said Tim Brown, military analyst for the defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  25. Iran Weapons Program Next in Line for Scrutiny FOX News Channel December 19, 2002 - "Over the next year or so, Iran is going to get on the front burner because they're working on nuclear weapons and long-range missiles to deliver them," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a non-profit, non-partisan group that focuses on new approaches to emerging security challenges.
  26. Iranian nuclear buildup FOX SPECIAL REPORT WITH BRIT HUME December 18, 2002 - JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: I think over the next year or so, Iran is going to get on the front burner because they're working on nuclear weapons and long-range missiles to deliver them.
  27. Global Security's Satellite Images of Iraq By David Clements Voice of America 18 December 2002 -- John Pike: "The purpose of the organization is basically to enable the public to understand the polices of the United States government, to understand the choices faced by the United States government, and, to the extent possible, make sure that the government knows that the public has some understanding of what's going on, and that the government has to explain to the public the basis of its policies."
  28. US shifts priorities for 2003 following September 11 attacks By PATRICK ANIDJAR Agence France Presse 18 December 2002 -- "We are entering 2003 with the feeling that something will happen," said John Pike, a security specialist with Globalsecurity.org, who criticized the government for concentrating on Iraq at the expense of stateside threats.
  29. "Intram in anul 2003 cu sentimentul ca se va produce ceva" Livia Cimpoeru Evenimentul Zilei Online 17 Decembrie 2002 -- Crearea de scenarii catastrofice nu este suficienta, este de parere John Pike. Ca si alti specialisti americani, el critica lipsa de mobilizare a autoritatilor americane in fata unui eventual atentat.
  30. Irak: USA lieferten Giftstoffe und Bio-Waffen NEWS-Networld [Österreich] December 17, 2002 - Der Militärexperte John Pike von der Denkfabrik globalsecurity.org hebt zwar hervor, dass die von den UNO-Inspektoren nach dem ersten US-Krieg gegen den Irak entdeckten Materialen für B- und C-Waffenprogramme weit umfangreicher gewesen seien als die US-Lieferungen der 80er Jahre.
  31. Saddams Liste - Bericht aus Bagdad enthuellt westliche Ruestungshilfen - USA lieferten Giftstoffe und Krankheitserreger Von Daniel Jahn Agence France Presse December 17, 2002 -- Der Militaerexperte John Pike von der Denkfabrik globalsecurity.org hebt zwar hervor, dass die von den UN-Inspektoren nach dem ersten US-Krieg gegen Irak entdeckten Materialen fuer B- und C-Waffenprogramme weit umfangreicher gewesen seien als die US-Lieferungen der 80er Jahre. Gleichwohl sieht er die USA "von der Geschichte in die Falle gelockt".
  32. US RADIO PROPAGANDA BROADCASTS TARGET IRAQIS by Peter Feuilherade BBC Monitoring International Reports December 17, 2002 - The aim of the propaganda broadcasts is "to isolate the Iraqi leadership who are hiding in bunkers," John Pike of the US think tank Globalsecurity.org told the Washington Post newspaper earlier this year.
  33. The Missile Front By Kathleen Adams Time Magazine December 23, 2002 - Missile ranges are calculated from Iraq's border Sources: Department of Defense, Department of State, Globalsecurity.org, Federation of American Scientists
  34. Meisterschuss mit dem Laser Der Spiegel 16. Dezember 2002 --Unter dem Verteidigungsminister und Alt-Sternenkrieger Donald Rumsfeld bekam die Strahlenoffensive oberste Priorität im Pentagon: Während der letzten Jahre flossen mehrere Milliarden Dollar in Forschung und Entwicklung. Und für dieses Geld bekommt Rumsfeld durchaus etwas zu sehen: Endlich bewege sich die Laserwaffentechnik "von der reinen Physik zur Umsetzung", konstatiert der unabhängige US-Rüstungsexperte John Pike, der die Militärs sonst gern aus ihren Technik-Träumen holt.
  35. Boeing Spy Satellite Program's Funding in Doubt BY TONY CAPACCIO Bloomberg News December 16, 2002 - "These problems seem almost too bad to be true," said John Pike, a military space analyst for Globalsecurity.org, a research organization. "I almost have a hard time taking them at face value, particularly weight growth, because that would suggest either some major engineering foul-up or some major restructuring of the requirements."
  36. ImageSat photos of USAF base published on the Internet By Ran Dagoni Globes [Online] December 16, 2002 - Washington DC-based think tank GlobalSecurity.org has bought and published on its website satellite pictures of the US base on Britain's Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean taken by Israeli company ImageSat International.
  37. US and British planes attacked Iraqi air defences CBC TV December 15, 2002 - GARRETT: These strikes, especially in the last seven months, have been extremely effective in destroying locations and facilities that could pose a threat to American and coalition aircraft in the opening hours of the war.
  38. Navy faces threats in war with Iraq By Matthew Dolan, Jack Dorsey and Dennis O'Brien The San Diego Union-Tribune December 15, 2002 - Defense analyst John Pike, director of Alexandria-based globalsecurity.org, said the threat of Iraqi mines remains. But he predicts that U.S. naval forces are unlikely to stage an amphibious assault along coastlines where mines would be the likely defense.
  39. Hi-tech arms 'would finish war in a week' By Andrew Buncombe The Independent December 15, 2002 - John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, another research group, believes the supremacy of US technology will mean any military operation will last little longer than a week. "I think when this war is written up it will emerge as the re-emergence of the importance of land power," he said.
  40. Candid Cameras Cover the Bases By Vernon Loeb The Washington Post December 15, 2002 - GlobalSecurity.org, purchased the satellite photo from an Israeli company, ImageSat International, for $200. It has also posted even higher resolution satellite photos from two U.S. companies, Space Imaging and Digital Globe, of the Air Force's growing Al Udeid base in Qatar, which would be a major staging area for warplanes in any military campaign against Iraq.
  41. Bunker Buster By Ivar Ekman The New York Times December 15, 2002 - John Pike, a military analyst for the Web site Globalsecurity.org, suggests that there are potentially dozens of fortified structures below ground that shelter nerve gas, mustard gas, anthrax and maybe even smallpox.
  42. New Spying Technology Will Help Military Detect Chemicals Cable News Network December 14, 2002 - JOHN PIKE. GLOBAL SECURITY ORG.: A regular satellite is going to be looking at a warehouse district, see a lot of buildings. The hope is that with hyper-spectral imagery you're going to be able to see that one of those buildings has some very peculiar chemicals leaking out of it and that that's the hidden chemical factory that you're looking for.
  43. US troops in Gulf may see peaceful Christmas By Douglas Hamilton Reuters December 13, 2002 - Reports of U.S. deployments have dried up considerably since October. In its latest assessment dated December 16, the military Web site GlobalSecurity.org says there is now too little data for a reliable picture of current deployments.
  44. U.S. aircraft carrier returns to Japan home port By Jim Wolf Reuters December 13, 2002 - Patrick Garrett of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Vigrinia-based defense, space and intelligence policy analysis group, said the United States now appeared unlikely to launch a major attack until late January at the earliest, based on carrier movements he tracks.
  45. Drones To Serve As Coastal Watchdogs By MATTHEW HAY BROWN Hartford Courant December 13, 2002 - Pat Garrett, an analyst for GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based firm that researches military and security issues, said drones will not replace the Coast Guard's manned aircraft, but can add value as part of a larger fleet.
  46. B-2 base ready for Iraq action By Tim Ripley Financial Times December 12, 2002 - Satellite imagery published by the globalsecurity.org arms control website this week shows two of the portable 'climate controlled' hangers, needed to support the B-2s when they are deployed away from their home base in Missouri, set up on the 67 acre aircraft ramp at Diego Garcia's giant airbase.
  47. EYE IN SKY REVEALS OUR BOMBERS By Niles Lathem The New York Post December 12, 2002 - Looking down from space, a commercial satellite pinpoints U.S. bombers and hangars on the ground (above) at the Diego Garcia air base in the Indian Ocean. The hangars (below) are specially constructed to protect the high-tech material in the super-secret "Stealth" spy craft. Globalsecurity.org
  48. Hi-Tech vs. Low-Tech Threats By Noah Shachtman Tech Central Station December 12, 2002 - "These are not James Bond movie villains, imagining the most complex means to an end," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org. "They look for the simplest plan."
  49. US may be setting a snare in document war By Howard LaFranchi Christian Science Monitor December 12, 2002 - John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based defense and security analysis company, says Saddam's self-incrimination will come in one of two forms. He could fail to account for the weapons that weapons inspectors said he had four years ago. He might also fail to acknowledge something US intelligence has picked up such as "a new biological or chemical weapons facility hidden under downtown Baghdad."
  50. US 'needs weeks' to be ready for war Military Deployment Analysts Say Build-up of Troops and Equipment within Striking Distance or Iraq Has Slowed By PETER SPIEGEL Financial Times December 12, 2002 - The USS Harry Truman carrier group left Norfolk last week to replace the Washington, and the USS Constellation recently left Singapore and could reach the Arabian Sea by the weekend, according to Patrick Garrett, who has been tracking carrier group movements for GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based military think-tank.
  51. What might a US nuclear strike in Iraq look like? By Matthew Clark Christian Science Monitor December 12, 2002 - "From a military standpoint, [a nuclear attack] doesn't accomplish any more than conventional weapons would," said Tim Brown, a senior analyst at Globalsecurity.org. "It would be seen as complete overkill."
  52. In Djibouti, US special forces develop base amid secrecy by Roberst Schlesinger Boston Globe December 12, 2002 - "Operations in Yemen, operations in Somalia - that's the part that Bush keeps talking about, that there will be parts of the war we'll see and some parts of the war we won't see. Djibouti is the part that we won't see," said Patrick Garrett of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank.
  53. Discussion about war on Iraq Canadian Broadcasting Corportation December 11, 2002 - John Pike: So many of the American technological advantages give the U.S. decisive advantage when you're at an open combat but when you get block to block, that's basically rifle squad against rifle squad. You put even 10,000 or 20,000 special republican guards, Saddam security group in Baghdad, that can be a very unpleasant, very protracted scenario.
  54. Agency Created to Spy on Others Now Keeping an Eye on This Nation by Matthew Clark Cable News Network December 11, 2002 - JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: I think that the big challenge for NIMA is going to be to make sure that the regulations that are in place on the one hand make the imagery quickly and readily available to homeland security agencies when needed, but that the spy satellites don't turn into some sort of big brother in the sky.
  55. N Korea's Scud missiles BBC News World Edition December 11, 2002 - US officials believe that Scud missiles found on an intercepted cargo ship in the Arabian Sea came from North Korea. BBC News Online looks at North Korea's missile stockpile. SOURCE: GlobalSecurity.org
  56. Satellites to challenge Pentagon spin MSNBC.com December 10, 2002 - John Pike, director of one of those companies, GlobalSecurity.org, concurs. "At this point, the constraint is economic," he says. "I don't know a network news operation in existence willing to pay the price for true battlefield coverage" - a price Pike placed at about $100,000 for each daily snapshot of an area as large as the Iraq-Kuwait border, for instance. (...) The photograph of the previously unknown air base at Al Udeid in Qatar, in Pike's words, was "food for thought."
  57. Look Inside National Imagery and Mapping Agency Cable News Network December 10, 2002 - JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: Today, the imagery can get in digital form to military planners fast enough that they can actually shoot at targets before they move.
  58. Analysis of Iraq report begins; U.S., U.N. set to scrutinize Saddam's weapons denial By Jules Crittenden The Boston Herald December 9, 2002 - GlobalSecurity.Org estimates there are about 44,000 U.S. military personnel and 370 combat aircraft in the region, compared to past averages of up to 25,000 troops and 200 planes.
  59. PREPARING FOR WAR: Troop deployments Detroit Free Press December 9, 2002 - Sources: Center for Defense Information; Center for Strategic and International Studies; Jane's, GlobalSecurity.org; Periscope; Free Press news services.
  60. DOD Extends Global Net By Dan Caterinicchia Federal Computer Week December 9, 2002 - "Since COWAN has a demonstrated ability to support collaboration between agencies from different countries, it may provide an interesting model or exemplar for how to foster early interoperability among the various components of DHS," Pike said.
  61. FBI's continuing investigation of Boston-area software company Ptech and its possible ties to terrorism NPR Weekend All Things Considered December 8, 2002 (8:00 PM ET) Mr. JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): When you look at all of the different military security agencies that they have as customers, it's very difficult to imagine how they would not be encountering sensitive information, classified information.
  62. SADDAM'S BLUNDER; DENYING WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION EXIST IN IRAQ PLAYS RIGHT INTO U.S. HANDS BY ERIC BOEHLERT Toronto Sun December 8, 2002 - "His preference is to blow up Iraq with concurrence of the UN, so he's acting as executor of world opinion," says John Pike, a defence analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a nonprofit intelligence think-tank in Alexandria, Va.
  63. U.S. Says Homebound Carrier Is a Routine Rotation BY Douglas Hamilton Reuters December 8, 2002 - In its latest assessment, the military Web site GlobalSecurity.Org says information has diminished to the point where there is now too little data for a highly reliable profile of current U.S. deployments.
  64. Local Reservists, Guard Ready To Roll BY CHRISTOPHER J. KELLY Scranton Times Tribune December 8, 2002 - A U.S. invasion of Iraq is not a question of if, but when, said Patrick Garrett, an analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank based in Alexandria, Va. When the U.S. goes into Iraq, Mr. Garrett said, there will be call-ups, but he expects most to be homeland defense-related.
  65. Quietly, military builds gulf forces By Robert Schlesinger Boston Globe December 8, 2002 - The moves are meant ''essentially to decrease the amount of time it would take from the moment we're convinced that we have to go to war to the time that strikes can begin,'' said Patrick Garrett of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank that tracks troop movements.
  66. CHINA: Falungong denies it hacked into satellite ABC NewsRadio, Asia Pacific December 7, 2002 -- PIKE: Well basically you would do this by overpowering the authorised signal by beaming a higher power signal from some other transmitter on earth. Now normally when you're controlling these satellites you're going to be using a large ground station with a dish that might be a dozen metres in diameter - this is not something that you can buy at your local electronics shop; it would be a multi-million dollar installation; it's not something that amateurs could do on their own. This is really without precedent and I'm somewhat puzzled as to how a private organisation like Falungong would have been able to get the large installation required to do this sort of activity.
  67. Iraq focus saps homeland security effort By Kiley Russell and Andrea Widener Contra Costa Times December 7, 2002 - "This administration has used Sept. 11 to help advance its pre-existing agendas, rather than altering its agenda to give terrorism a higher priority," Pike said. "I think that's what this whole (national) debate is gearing up to."
  68. The wireless threat to our electronic infrastructure BY IVAN AMATO U.S. News & World Report December 16, 2002 - John Pike, head of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-area think tank, says, "I worry more about truckloads of fertilizer and suicide bombers." Electromagnetic interference should be easy to tame, he and others say, with simple design changes.
  69. U.S. General in Gulf Area for War Game By ROBERT BURNS Associated Press December 6, 2002 - Franks' command post is at Camp As Sayliyah, a little-publicized installation on the outskirts of Doha, the Qatari capital.
  70. Üslerimiz internette Aksam Gazetesi December 6, 2002 - ABD'de savunma konularinda uzman olan ve ABD Savunma Bakanligi'nin gayriresmi internet sitesi olarak bilinen www.globalsecurity.org'da Türkiye'deki sivil ve askeri havaalanlari tanitildi.
  71. U.S. at junction of war, faith; Iraq attack could fuel Muslims' deep reservations about U.S. policy By Edward Epstein San Francisco Chronicle December 6, 2002 - "Their calculation is that a swift victory is its own justification," John Pike said. "They figure that after that all the critics will be silent."
  72. Troops consider holiday deployment By Leah George-Baskin The Daily Illini December 6, 2002 - Patrick Garrett, defense analyst at GlobalSecurities.org, said deployments can be strange because the military tries to work around things like holidays, but national defense takes a higher priority.
  73. BATH RACES TO COMPLETE STUDY FOR HIGH SPEED COMBAT SHIP By David Phinney States News Service December 5, 2002 - The necessity for vessels that can be rapidly deployed is obvious, according to military analyst, John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a non-profit defense policy group. "The Navy needs a large number of small ships for what it is facing," he said. "They are taking on more and more intercept operations like catching terrorists sailing out of Pakistan and stopping oil smuggling from Iraq."
  74. INSPECTORS UNDER FIRE FROM BOTH IRAQ, U.S. By E.A. Torriero THE ORLANDO SENTINEL December 5, 2002 - U.N. inspectors visited 2 sites on Wednesday -- the al-Muthanna factory, once the heart of Iraq's chemical-and biological-weapons production, and the al-Tuwaitha nuclear complex, which recent satellite photos show has undergone new construction. SOURCES: The Associated Press, GlobalSecurity.org, CIA
  75. War game to test readiness in Gulf By GEORGE EDMONSON The Atlanta Journal and Constitution December 5, 2002 - Detail map of Qatar pinpoints the Al Udeid Air Base and Camp As Sayliyah; inset map shows area of detail in relation to Europe, Africa and Asia. Sources: CIA World Factbook, GlobalSecurity.org
  76. U.S. Intends to Spend Millions on Turkish Bases By John Hendren Los Angeles Times December 5, 2002 - "A fundamental difference between this war and the last war is that the last time they were mainly dropping bombs on stuff in and around Kuwait," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank. "The focus of the air campaign this time is Baghdad. Baghdad is in the middle of the country, and Turkey is close by. Turkey is a heck of a lot closer to Baghdad than Oman is."
  77. Blind man's brinksmanship By Eric Boehlert Salon.com December 5, 2002 - "The administration's nightmare scenarios would be for Iraq, through the declaration and through what they do in immediate follow-up, to basically confess and deliver everything to them in tidy little package," says Pike at GlobalSecurity.org. "That way Iraq could convince everyone who could be convinced that they've disarmed, seen the errors of their way, and the United States would have no grounds to blow them up."
  78. Bush blames al Qaeda for Kenya attack By Edward Epstein The San Francisco Chronicle December 5, 2002 - "I don't think anybody expected we were going to win this any time soon," said John Pike, an analyst at GlobalSecurity.org. "These groups were operating in Kenya and Tanzania and places like Sudan back in the 1990s, and it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that they're still there," Pike said.
  79. U.S. Warned Airlines of Threat from Shoulder-Fired Missiles By Paul Hoversten Homeland Security and Defense 04 Dec 2002 - There's no way of knowing how many [missiles] or of what type the bad guys would have," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "It is certain, however, that the number of shoulder-fired missiles in the hands of terrorists is relatively large in relation to the number of aircraft that have been shot down."
  80. Livewire: Blogs may pierce the fogs of war By Adam Pasick Reuters 04 Dec 2002 - GlobalSecurity.org (http://www.globalsecurity.org) offers high-grade pictures of military bases, presidential palaces and other sites of interest inside Iraq, which it says are obtained from commercial imaging satellites.
  81. U.S. battle group heads toward Iraq By Jim Wolf Reuters AlertNet December 04, 2002 - A fifth U.S. aircraft carrier, the Yokosuka, Japan-based Kitty Hawk, may also be headed for Gulf waters, said Patrick Garrett, who is tracking deployments for GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Virginia-based defense research group.
  82. Turks, Saudis Offer to Assist a War on Iraq By John Hendren Los Angeles Times December 04, 2002 - Graphic: Turkish Bases: Military Facilities could be available to the U.S. in the enve of a war in Iraq. Source: GlobalSecurity.org
  83. Surprise Visitors; UN experts inspect palace; Iraq complies By Rajiv Chandrasekaran Newsday December 04, 2002 Photos Courtesy of globalsecurity.org and DigitalGlobe - 1 - 2) The al-Sajoud Palace is part of a sprawling presidential complex in downtown Baghdad. 3) AP Cover Photo - An Iraqi guard directs UN vehicles as they enter the al-Sajoud Palace.AP Photos - 4) Exterior and interior views of al-Sajoud Palce, visite by weapons inspectors yesterday. 5) UN Resolution 1441 adopted last month give free, unannounced access to all Iraqi sites.
  84. War Game Preps U.S. For Iraq By KEITH EPSTEIN Tampa Tribune December 04, 2002 - ``Bringing CENTCOM forward aligns the joint commander with all the component commanders, which should at least get everyone in the same time zone - and hopefully the same sheet of music,'' observes John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a technology policy group in Washington.
  85. US leaflet drops over Iraq step up the propaganda war by Peter Feuilherade BBC Monitoring International Reports December 04, 2002 - "The idea is... to isolate the Iraqi leadership who are hiding in bunkers," John Pike of the think tank Globalsecurity.org told the Washington Post newspaper.
  86. Iraq showdown nears: U.S. forces say they're 'ready to roll' to Iraq By Steven Komarow USA TODAY December 03, 2002 - Sources: Research by Will Risser, USA TODAY; GlobalSecurity.org (MAP);
  87. Saddams Paläste Riesig und geheimnisumwittert Neue Zürcher Zeitung 3. Dezember 2002 - Heute sprechen viele Quellen von rund 50 derartigen Anlagen; die amerikanische Website GlobalSecurity.org, die auf Sicherheitsthemen spezialisiert ist, nennt die Zahl von derzeit 57 solcher Anwesen.
  88. FBI refocuses on terror fight, but not fast enough for critics By MATT STEARNS The Kansas City Star December 03, 2002 "Within the context of limited resources, competing priorities, political realities on what you can do, and the fact that it's a big bureaucracy, I don't have a real problem with the rate of change over there," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, an intelligence policy group.
  89. Battle group readies for deployment that could include war By SONJA BARISIC Associated Press December 2, 2002 - "There's a 100 percent absolute guarantee if we end up dropping bombs on Iraq in an actual war, the Harry S. Truman is going to be involved," said Patrick Garrett, an associate with GlobalSecurity.org, a nonprofit military intelligence and space research organization based in Alexandria.
  90. Ready To Move In By Mark Thompson Time December 2, 2002 - U.S. forces could be primed to start fighting Iraq again in short order [Sources: Center for Defense Information; GlobalSecurity.org; NASA]
  91. A CLOSER LOOK: MISSILE ATTACKS ABC WORLD NEWS TONIGHT WITH PETER JENNINGS (07:00 PM ET) December 02, 2002 - JOHN PIKE, DIRECTOR, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG - Terrorists would not have a terribly hard time finding somebody somewhere who would sell them some of these missiles.
  92. Advances make B-2 deadlier, but plane still awaits it biggest test By SCOTT CANON The Kansas City Star December 1, 2002 - "It adds another layer" to the constant cat-and-mouse of military countermeasures, said John Pike of Globalsecurity.org. He is convinced that jamming would not pose a significant problem for American forces. A station transmitting a jamming signal, for instance, would quickly become a target.
  93. Navy squadrons brace for potential war in Iraq Jacksonville NAS units will head to Mediterranean By Rachel Davis Florida Times-Union December 1, 2002 - A fifth carrier, the San Diego-based USS Nimitz, also could be in the gulf by late December, said Patrick Garrett, who has been tracking U.S. deployments for GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Alexandria, Va. And a sixth, the Yokosuka, Japan-based USS Kitty Hawk, also would be available to be sent there by the end of the year, he said.
  94. Iraq poses a range of threats to the U.S. Navy By MATTHEW DOLAN, JACK DORSEY AND DENNIS O'BRIEN The Virginian-Pilot December 1, 2002 - Defense analyst John Pike, director of Alexandria-based globalsecurity.org, said the threat of Iraqi mines remains. But he predicts that U.S. naval forces are unlikely to stage an amphibious assault along coastlines where mines would be the likely defense.
  95. Fighter noise; Inside Track; Joint Strike Fighter F-35A Noise Regulation Report December 1, 2002 -- "Noise and emissions, especially of oxides of nitrogen, may exceed those encountered in any equivalent engine," warned GlobalSecurity.org of the Pratt and Whitney JSF119-611.