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April 2004 News

  1. EE.UU. se retira por sorpresa de Faluya, que será controlada por la Policía iraquí By Laura L. Caro ABC.es April 30, 2004 -- Los planes para realizar una lucha de guerrillas podrían ser la explicación para la desbandada del Ejército iraquí ante la invasión estadounidense el año pasado, dijo el director del centro de investigaciones Global Security, John Pike, a France Presse.
  2. A Full Range of Technology Is Applied to Bomb Falluja By Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker The New York Times April 30, 2004 -- Sources by Periscope; U.S. Air Force; Globalsecurity.org
  3. Tourists Warned by Muslim Separatist Group to Avoid Southern Thailand Bangkok Post, Thailand - Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News April 30, 2004 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, Bersatu was formed to unify splinter terrorist groups fighting for the independence of the southern provinces, where Muslims make up the majority of the population.
  4. MIT professor faults operation of Patriot missile By Ross Kerber Boston Globe April 30, 2004 -- But military officers have not described any firm conclusions about the friendly-fire cases, leaving Postol's study the most comprehensive, publicly available analysis of them, said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org. The Washington, D.C., defense research organization supplied Postol military documents on which he based his review.
  5. Vt.-bound assault rifles apparently legal By Darren M. Allen And Bruce Edwards Rutland Herald (VT) April 29, 2004 -- The proliferation in surplus arms sales took off following the end of the Cold War, according to John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a Web-based nonprofit group dedicated to reducing armed conflict. "After the Cold War ended you had a tremendous drawdown of military surplus that came onto the market," Pike said.
  6. Saddam's agents planned bomb attacks before invasion: Pentagon By Peter Mackler Agence France Presse April 29, 2004 -- John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org defense think tank, said early plans for guerrilla warfare could be one explanation for the collapse of the Iraqi army as US-led forces rolled through the desert last year.
  7. Troop morale matters By Phillip Coorey Herald Sun (Melbourne, Australia) April 29, 2004 -- Sources: Associated Press and www.globalsecurity.org
  8. American Military Running Out of Options in Iraq: Expert CTV Television, Inc. - CANADA AM April 28, 2004 07:15:30 - 07:19:50 EST -- Tim Brown is a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. He joins us now from Washington with more on the developments in Iraq.
  9. US hurries to reinforce armour after casualties soar By Julian Borger The Guardian April 29, 2004 -- "They've got a real problem right now in trying to understand if the last few weeks is just a temporary flare-up or the new normal," said John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military think-tank in Washington. "If it's a new norm they may want to start thinking about some different things."
  10. US expert: Russia will play the key part at the ISS Pravda April 29, 2004 "The US administration wants to focus the attention of the people on the Moon programme, so that they would not notice that the USA would stop sending shuttles and pull out of the ISS project. This is very sad."
  11. Analysis: No liftoff yet for space plan By Frank Sietzen United Press International April 28, 2004 -- "Oh, you mean the plan to shut down the human spaceflight program?" suggested John Pike, director of the Global Security Web site and a long time space analyst. Pike viewed the shuttle retirement idea and eventual U.S. departure from the space station around 2016 as a Bush administration ruse to abandon -- not advance -- space flight. "It replaces something with nothing," Pike told United Press International. "The issues are not technical, but rather budget and policy."
  12. Salvadorans torn over war By Bart Jones Newsday (New York) April 27, 2004 -- SOURCE: Global Security.ORG
  13. Guam bids for carrier strike group By Frank Oliveri Pacific Daily News April 27, 2004 -- ''There is a reason (Navy officials) have moved those subs and that flight of B-52s to Guam,'' said John Pike of Globalsecurity.org, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. ''It gives them a front row seat.''
  14. Letters: Don't hide these coffinsThe Oregonian April 27, 2004 -- www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/news/2004/04/mil-040422-dod03.htm
  15. What's With Our 15 Intel Agencies? By Eric Umansky Slate April 26, 2004 -- Explainer thanks the Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, John Pike of Globalsecurity.org, and Anya Guilsher of the CIA.
  16. Growing US unease as the occupation bogs down Monday Morning (Lebanon) April 26, 2004 -- For John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org research group, such operations represent a new dimension in the insurgency, moving from tactics to strategic thinking aimed at undermining support for the occupation in the United States and elsewhere. What we are seeing in the last three weeks is a strategy to strike at the points of political vulnerability, he commented.
  17. IRAK; USA; Der Kastanien-Job Focus Magazin April 26, 2004 -- Quellen: GlobalSecurity.org, Stand: Maerz 2004; rumaenische Regierung
  18. The Be-All Blimp By Kurt Loft Tampa Tribune April 26, 2004 -- ``The whole point of the thing is it's superior to satellites for some applications,'' says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia- based nonprofit group that focuses on defense and security issues. ``The advantage is you can have persistent surveillance with it over a certain area. Surveillance satellites, on the other hand, spend most of their time in the wrong place.''
  19. Officials say insurgents in Fallujah have until Tuesday to disarm By Robert Moran Knight Ridder Newspapers April 25, 2004 -- "It looks like they have given the local leadership an opportunity to try to disarm the insurgents, and this has not worked," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-policy think tank. "I am assuming the Marines will resume offensive operations within the next few days, and things will get really ugly."
  20. Anti-Missile Laser Program at Kirtland Faulted By Miguel Navrot Albuquerque Journal April 24, 2004 -- "Some of these major tests were supposed to have already happened, and now they aren't even scheduled," said Pike, director of nonprofit military group Globalsecurity.org.
  21. Terrorisme: l'administration Bush se prépare au pire avant l'élection Agence France Presse April 24, 2004 -- "C'est comme si l'administration Bush voulait nous faire partager ses craintes d'un attentat de grande envergure", explique à l'AFP François Boo, un spécialiste de la lutte antiterroriste au centre de réflexion "GlobalSecurity.org", en Virginie.
  22. 2nd Gyroscope Fails Aboard Space Station By Ralph Vartabedian Los Angeles Times April 23, 2004 -- The most recent problems highlight the precarious relationship between the space station and the shuttle, which the Bush administration wants to phase out in six years, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a public policy institute in Alexandria, Va.
  23. ESG touted as future of the Navy By Greg Tyler Stars and Stripes - Pacific edition April 23, 2004 -- Amphibious-assault ships and embarked Marines, combined with cruiser, destroyer and submarine assets, make the ESG capable of deploying independently, as well as part of a larger joint force, according to the military-oriented Web site GlobalSecurity.org. Robust offensive and defensive capabilities offered by the additional ships, like Tomahawk cruise missiles and the AEGIS combat system, not only provide for better support of troops ashore but also enable the group to act autonomously, the Web site stated.
  24. Home sweet home? By Chad Konecky North Shore Sunday on TownOnline.com April 23, 2004 -- with GlobalSecurity.org
  25. Digging In For A Fight By Nancy Gibbs, Reported by Mark Thompson and Douglas Waller/Washington and Andrew Lee Butters, Simon Robinson and Paul Quinn-Judge/Baghdad, with other bureaus Time Magazine May 03, 2004 -- Source: GlobalSecurity.org
  26. La Espía Que «Amó» Al Héroe Traidor, Al Judío Cristiano Por Sebastián Basco ABC.es April 22, 2004 -- Lo comprobado es que Ben Gurión creó en 1952 la Comisión Israelí de la Energía Atómica; la central de Dimona echó a andar con asistencia y tecnología francesa en 1960; la CIA informó en 1968 de que Israel construía armas atómicas; GlobalSecurity.org asegura que tiene la bomba desde mediados los 70...
  27. North Korea remains mum on train crash reports CTV.ca April 22, 2004 -- Part of the reason the outside world learned of the disaster at all is that it happened close to the Chinese border, near Dandong, where people have cell phones, says John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org.
  28. DAY BY DAY: Death by DeathThe Santa Barbara Independent April 22, 2004 -- The following are among the best non-governmental sources of information on U.S. casualties: Cryptomes chronologically sorted compilation of Department of Defense press releases, Militarycity.coms Honor site (alphabetical and chronological listings), Iraq Coalition Casualty Count (lunaville.orgs comprehensive site that sorts deaths by state, time, chronology, name, and place), and Casualties in Iraq (globalsecurity.orgs comprehensive site.)
  29. Nuclear power could propel spaceships on distant flights By Robert S. Boyd Knight Ridder Newspapers April 21, 2004 -- "It depends on who wins the next several presidential elections," said John Pike, an expert on space policy and director of GlobalSecurity, a nonprofit organization in Washington. "Another administration might not want it."
  30. BMC2 award coming soon BY Frank Tiboni FCW.com April 22, 2004 -- In September 2003, the Air Force awarded $4 million study contracts to Boeing, Lockheed and Northrop to design BMC2. The system will combine computer networks on six existing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance-gathering service aircrafts, including the Airborne Warning and Control System and the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, according to the Web site of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va.-based defense consulting firm.
  31. Iraqi insurgents an evolving force: officials, analysts By Peter Mackler Agence France Presse April 22, 2004 -- For John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org think tank, such operations represent a new dimension in the insurgency, moving from tactics to strategic thinking aimed at undermining support for the occupation in the United States and elsewhere. What we are seeing in the last three weeks is a strategy to strike at the points of political vulnerability," Pike said.
  32. 'I am proud and happy to do what I did': Vanunu released by Israel after 18 years but fears for his safety remain By Duncan Campbell The Guardian (London) - Final Edition April 22, 2004 -- www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/israel/doctrine.htm Israel's nuclear doctrine
  33. Next Stryker brigade pronounced ready for action By Mike Barber Seattle Post-Intelligencer April 22, 2004 -- John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military policy group, told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer last year that the Stryker vehicles were designed for stability and support operations -- "what happens after major combat operations and before peace."
  34. Ein leichtes Ziel für alle Feinde des Irak Von Andrea Nüsse Stuttgarter Zeitung April 22, 2004 -- Der Kern der neuen irakischen Armee besteht nach Angaben der Sicherheitsfirma "Global Security" heute aus etwa 2000 Mann.
  35. Honduras zieht ab Berliner Morgenpost April 21, 2004 -- Die Truppenstärken laut der Nachrichtenagentur AP und des US-Instituts Global Security
  36. Truppen im Irak Die Welt April 21, 2004 -- Die Truppenstärke der größten Koalitionsstreitkräfte nach Angaben der Nachrichtenagentur AP und der US-Nichtregierungsorganisation Global Security
  37. Spaniens Abzug aus Irak bringt Polen in Bedrängnis Capital April 21, 2004 -- Quelle: Globalsecurity.org
  38. Israel seen advancing on nukes By Matt Spetalnick Reuters April 21, 2004 -- But Israel, which maintains a policy of "strategic ambiguity", never admitting or denying possession of nuclear weapons, has been unmoved. "Israel lives in a tough neighbourhood," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington thinktank. "It will take time to digest shifts in the security landscape."
  39. Bush macht seinem Ärger über Zapatero Luft Financial Times Deutschland April 20, 2004 -- © Illustration: FTD/am; globalsecurity.org
  40. House Democrats propose intell transformation BY Matthew French FCW.com April 19, 2004 -- The proposal to appoint one person to oversee the intelligence agencies is not a new one, but it has never received much favor. John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which monitors space and military programs, said several attempts to create such an office during the past decade have failed.
  41. Los expertos analizan las similitudes de la Guerra de Irak con Vietnam, Afganistan, El Libano y Argelia By Pablo Pardo El Mundo April 19, 2004 -- "La resistencia iraqui tiene un apoyo exterior muy limitado. No tiene el respaldo de la Union Sovietica que tenia Vietnam del Norte, ni de EEUU y Arabia Saudi del que disfrutaban los muyahidin afganos", senala a EL MUNDO John Pike, del centro de estudios Global Security, de Washington.
  42. Slow job market good for military recruitment Marketplace (6:30 PM ET) - SYND April 16, 2004 -- Mr. JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): Certainly, in the past, when we've seen a really strong job market, the military has had a hard time keeping some specialties in the military. Given the slow recovery of the job market right now, I think many people think that that's been at least one factor in helping the Army recruit and retain soldiers.
  43. G-8 security paramount in choice of Sea Island By Dave Hirschman The Atlanta Journal-Constitution April 16, 2004 -- "Security was really the only consideration in picking a location such as this," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "Between the anti-globalization people and terrorists, every other consideration is inconsequential."
  44. Fierce Fallujah Streetfight Looms By Corky Siemaszko Daily News (New York) April 16, 2004 -- "This is fighting at close quarters," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a Washington research group. "High-tech weapons are irrelevant in counterinsurgency."
  45. Disney To Test Metal Detectors By Greg Groeller Orlando Sentinel (Florida) April 16, 2004 -- John Pike, a security and aerospace analyst with globalsecurity.org in Arlington, Va., said it will be difficult for Disney to effectively balance security measures that often go along with metal detectors -- such as requiring people to take off their shoes -- with the desire not to inconvenience its guests. "Their dilemma is that either they are going to make spending a day at the park as annoying as flying an airplane or it [the security measure] is going to be ineffective," Pike said.
  46. Soldiers driving military convoys in Iraq SHOW: CBS Evening News (6:30 PM ET) - CBS April 14, 2004 -- Mr. JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): The problem is that in an insurgency like this, everything is on the front lines, everyone's vulnerable to attack.
  47. Weekly returns from second tour of duty By Mitch Beaumont Papillion Times April 14, 2004 -- In 2003, American forces were working toward a cease-fire with the MEK, which stands for Mujahedin-e-Khalq, an Iranian organization deemed to be a terrorist group by Washington, according to the Web site, globalsecurity.org.
  48. No Easy Options By Bill Powell, Reported by Massimo Calabresi, Matthew Cooper and Mark Thompson/Washington; J.F.O. McAllister/London; and Andrew Lee Butters/Baghdad Time Magazine April 19, 2004 -- Sources: Defense Department; U.S. Central Command; Coalition Provisional Authority; GlobalSecurity.org; AP
  49. No word if 3rd will leave early By Catherine Caruso Hinesville Coastal Courier April 12, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said he doesn't think it makes much sense to send a full extra division into the theater at this point. "They don't need divisions over there, they need battalions. These are really by and large small unit actions. And I think if they looked around, they could find a lot of battalions lying around (that are not attached to a division)," he said.
  50. Americans going the Roman way By Tatiana Shaumian The Pioneer (India) April 11, 2004 -- Statistics compiled by Washington-based non-governmental Global Security Network (www.globalsecurity.org) say around 2,50,000 American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines are serving in combat, peacekeeping or deterrence operations outside the US. The figure excludes their huge, permanent presence in western Europe, South Korea and Japan.
  51. June 30 pledge carries weight as a symbol By Matthew B. Stannard San Francisco Chronicle April 11, 2004 -- "They will have a flag raising; they will have a fine ceremony," said John Pike, an analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy group. "The fact is, it's more a symbolic event than it is a practical event."
  52. Bundesregierung geht vom Tod der GSG9-Beamten in Irak aus Financial Times Deutschland April 11, 2004 -- © Illustration: FTD/am; globalsecurity.org
  53. Insurgents threaten to kill U.S. contractor By Charles Crain Austin American-Statesman (Texas) April 11, 2004 -- Fifty-nine U.S. troops have been killed and 281 wounded so far in the month of April, according to a tally kept by globalsecurity.org.
  54. Thousands in Fallouja Flee; Council Totters By Tony Perry and Nicholas Riccardi Los Angeles Times April 10, 2004 -- Sources: www.globalsecurity.org, Associated Press, Reuters, Times reports
  55. Insurgents threaten to kill American as Iraqi fighting continues By Charles Crain Cox News Service April 10, 2004 -- Fifty-nine American servicemen have been killed and 281 wounded in the month of April according to the website globalsecurity.org.
  56. Zwei Deutsche in Irak vermisst Financial Times Deutschland April 10, 2004 -- © Illustration: FTD/am; globalsecurity.org
  57. Marine from Lexington is killed in Iraq By Michael A. Linderberger The Courier-Journal April 10, 2004 -- The unit returned to find an entirely different Iraq, said John Pike, a defense policy analyst and director of Globalsecurity.org, a Washington-based organization that monitors global security issues. "They had been out of there for a while, and then rotated back in and found themselves right in the middle of it," Pike said.
  58. Homecoming of US troops is halted as crisis deepens By Suzanne Goldenberg The Guardian April 10, 2004 -- "This is significant because it is potentially a harbinger of things to come, illustrative of where the situation might be going and of what people are worried about," John Pike, an analyst at globalsecurity.org, said.
  59. Irak: nem ilyen évfordulót képzeltek Magyar Hírlap April 10, 2004 -- John Pike, a GlobalSecurity.org igazgatója szerint "rövid távon az egyetlen lehetQség a harc felvétele az ellenséggel akkor és ott, amikor és ahol rájuk találunk".
  60. NSA poised to hire 7,500 people By Ariel Sabar The Baltimore Sun April 10, 2004 -- John E. Pike, the director of globalsecurity.org, an intelligence policy think tank in Alexandria, Va., said that NSA's toughest challenge will be shepherding that many people through background checks that can sometimes take a year. "That's the big bottleneck," he said. "They have always had enormous backlogs in these investigations."
  61. Carson troops used cash for cooperation during stint in Iraq By Tom Roeder The Gazette April 09, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginiabased think tank that focuses on military issues, said that difference is whats causing trouble for soldiers in Iraq. We dont know who our enemy is, he said. We dont know how many there are, or who is supporting them.
  62. Auslaendische Truppen im Irak Deutsche Presse-Agentur April 9, 2004 -- In und um den Irak sind derzeit etwa 150 000 Amerikaner und 11 000 Briten stationiert. Nach der juengsten Uebersicht der unabhaengigen "Denkfabrik" Global Security in Washington standen ihnen Ende Februar etwa 15 000 Soldaten aus 34 anderen Laendern zur Seite, darunter 14 weitere NATO-Mitglieder.
  63. US options in dealing with a widening war By Brad Knickerbocker The Christian Science Monitor (Boston, MA) April 09, 2004 -- "The problem at this moment is that it is unclear whether this is the last gasp of a small guerrilla group, or the opening move in a proxy war with Iran," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  64. Mosque under fire Newsday (New York) April 08, 2004 -- SOURCE: AP; GLOBALSECURITY.ORG
  65. Rice Will Not Directly Refute Clarke in Her Sept. 11 Committee Testimony, Aide Says By Niels C. Sorrells Congressional Quarterly Today April 7, 2004 -- John Pike, a defense analyst with globalsecurity.org, doubted that Rice's testimony would clarify all the conflicting testimony now before the commission. He predicted that the panel will need to review the information several times and that even generations from now, analysts probably will still be trying to figure out why the United States was caught off guard Sept. 11 and what could have been done differently.
  66. Washington reconoce por primera vez en nueve meses que estudia enviar mas soldados a Irak By Pablo Pardo El Mundo April 07, 2004 -- Desde el punto de vista logistico, el despliegue de mas tropas no es un grave problema a corto plazo. "Pero, en un plazo de entre 12 y 18 meses podria crear graves dificultades, porque los reservistas y los miembros de la Guardia Nacional enviados a Irak no van a reengancharse cuando acabe su periodo en el ejercito.Eso puede obligar a reestructurar todas las Fuerzas Armadas de EEUU, de arriba a abajo", ha declarado a este periodico John Pike, del centro de estudios Global Security.
  67. Muammar Qaddafi Is Enriching Himself With Uraniums By Boris Volkhonsky. Source: Kommersant, March 11, 2004 Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press April 07, 2004 -- According to the globalsecurity.org Web site, Libya currently has 80 launchers and approximately three times that many missiles.
  68. New command renews Navy focus on hunting submarines By Sonja Barisic The Associated Press April 07, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria research center on security issues, said such integration makes sense. "That's a lot of dots to connect," Pike said. "That's what this command will do."
  69. US-Armee rückt gegen Schiiten-Miliz vor Financial Times Deutschland April 07, 2004 -- Illustration: FTD/am; globalsecurity.org
  70. Langley busy preparing for arrival of stealthy fighter jets By Sonja Barisic The Associated Press April 04, 2004 -- "So long as you're able to buy the spare parts and fix the airplane, and the Air Force is very good at that, I'm not worried about planes," said Garrett of GlobalSecurity.org, a nonprofit military intelligence and space research organization in Alexandria
  71. Yard workers will help flip new ship's switch By Peter Dujardin Boston Herald April 04, 2004 -- One reason that the Navy selected Northrop's team was that the integrated power system was considered less risky than the General Dynamics system, read a report on the program on the GlobalSecurity .org Web site.
  72. New fight. New Force By Noelle Phillips Savannah Morning News April 04, 2004 -- John Pike, a defense watcher who runs the Web site www.globalsecurity.org , predicts the Army will outsource many of those old jobs to private contractors such as Kellogg, Brown and Root. That company already does a majority of cooking for troops in Iraq, he said. "The Army looked at that and said we need more people out driving Humvees instead of slinging hash in the mess halls," Pike said.
  73. McGuire troops savor welcoming hugs, cooler weather By Kirk Moore Gannett News Service April 03, 2004 -- Al Asad and most of its aircraft were captured in April 2003 by Australian special forces troops, according to GlobalSecurity.org, an independent defense analysis organization in Washington, D.C., and has been used by coalition forces during the occupation.
  74. Iraq Hawks Down By Fred Kaplan Boston Herald April 01, 2004 -- One year later, American forces are stretched thin throughout Iraq, throughout the world for that matter. (Check these grim numbers on the globalsecurity.org Web site.)
  75. Hazardous Seas by Jonathan Howland JINSA Online April 01, 2004 -- Meanwhile, U.S. intelligence agencies have described an increase in terrorist “chatter” regarding ships, port facilities, bridges, and SCUBA diving, reported Globalsecurity.org.
  76. Your Worst Nightmare: Mega-disasters don't happen every day, thank goodness. But here's a tour of what real catastrophes could do to the financial markets By Russell Wild Financial Planning April 01, 2004 -- "A nuclear exchange between this country and Russia would kill 100 million the first day, and several hundred million in the following days," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.Org, a nonprofit defense security policy group. "If it happens, it will most likely be Dr. Strangelove in reverse, an inadvertent war caused by a command and control failure on the part of the Russians."
  77. Experts: Gruesome attack calculated to horrify By Jules Crittenden Boston Herald April 01, 2004 -- Comparisons to the gruesome display of dead American GIs in Somalia in 1993 are spot-on, said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, an intelligence analysis firm.
  78. Libya's Return to the Fold? By Christopher Boucek FPIF Policy Report April, 2004 -- Information on Uqba ben Nafi AB is available at http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/libya/af.htm