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August 2004 News

  1. Bush to say more Qaeda leaders killed, captured Reuters August 31, 2004 -- John Pike, a defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, said recent arrests may have helped prevent attacks against the United States but it was hard, because of the decentralized nature of al Qaeda, to estimate losses. "That's been a pretty slippery issue right there," he said.
  2. Fahrstuhl zu den Sternen Von Anatol Johansen Frankfurter Rundschau August 31, 2004 -- Auch andere Beobachter sehen im Kabel-Material das Problem, so etwa der Direktor der Firma Global Security, John Pike, ein langjähriger Analyst der amerikanischen Weltraum-Industrie. Er scherzte, das gesuchte Kabel-Material solle man am besten als "Unobtainium" bezeichnen, zu deutsch also etwa "Nichtmachbarium".
  3. Valley Forge takes its place in history By James W. Crawley The San Diego Union-Tribune August 31, 2004 -- "The Navy has made a decision to move to an all (vertical launch system) fleet," said Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent think tank in Alexandria, Va.
  4. The Danger in Iraq; Comes Homemade By Lillian Thomas Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania) August 29, 2004 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a policy research organization based in Alexandria, Va., reported that 40 percent to 60 percent of all attacks on U.S. forces begin with an IED.
  5. Halfway home By Christopher J. Kelly The Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 29, 2004 -- The company is stationed at Camp Cropper, adjacent to Baghdad International Airport. The camp is a "High Value Detention Site," according to GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think-tank based in Alexandria, Va.
  6. Would bin Laden prefer Bush or Kerry? By Dan Chapman The Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 27, 2004 -- "It continues to be something of a curiosity that there has not been another attack. We don't know why. Surely part of it must be the success of various efforts to suppress al-Qaida over the last three years," said John Pike, a defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington think tank that studies security threats."We're probably safer, but not nearly as safe as we could be."
  7. The wrong nuclear threat By Steve Chapman Chicago Tribune August 26, 2004 -- It's a lot of money--until you compare it to the human and economic harm that would result from a single plane being shot down. And, notes John Pike, director of the defense research institute GlobalSecurity.org, "One year of the missile defense budget would protect all our airliners from Stingers."
  8. Green Berets saddle up By Bruce Finley The Denver Post August 26, 2004 -- Melding 19th-century cavalry skills and high-tech weaponry "gives the United States power projection capabilities that it has not had and that other countries don't have," said John Pike, an analyst who runs Global Security, a Washington think tank.
  9. Fighting for Military Money By David Axe Free Times, Columbia, SC August 25, 2004 -- John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a think tank based in Alexandria, Va., says he believes that Fort Jackson will fare well in 2005. "Training requirements are not going down anytime soon, so I imagine Fort Jackson will do just fine," Pike says.
  10. U.S., S. Korea begin UFL computer war exercise By Joseph Giordono Stars and Stripes August 25, 2004 -- The exercise is named after Ulchi Munduk, a Korean general, according to Globalsecurity.org, a nongovernmental military information Web site. He was commander in chief of the army of Goguryo, the former name for Korea.
  11. New chief seeks to add troops By John Simerman Contra Costa Times (California) August 25, 2004 -- That, too, may be a tall order, even for Eres' 6-foot-5 frame. California has a spotty track record in recruiting for the National Guard. And Eres' plan may be hard to defend, said John Pike, a military analyst with Globalsecurity.org. Pike said it's easier to tap recruits leaving the active Army in states with a big Army presence.
  12. Post Could House More Troops By Jeremy Craig The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia) August 24, 2004 -- Those soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines will have to go somewhere, and many will have new permanent stations back in the United States, said John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, which provides military analysis and information.
  13. Kerry, Bush on same page militarily By James Sterngold The San Francisco Chronicle August 23, 2004 -- "The war in Iraq has sucked all the air out of the room on this debate," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military research institute in Washington. "There's no constituency for the debate on what sort of military power we should be. Bush and Kerry do have different visions on how to run our empire, but there is no discussion on whether we should have it."
  14. Air Force awards mobile telecom contract By Frank Tiboni FCW.com August 23, 2004 -- Air Force IT officials need the Theatre Deployable Communications program because they don't know where aircraft and personnel may deploy next in the war on terrorism, and they cannot take years to build an infrastructure to support them, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity. org, a national think tank in Alexandria, Va.
  15. Marching orders for Iraq Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tennessee) August 19, 2004 -- John Pike, the director of globalsecurity.org, a Web site tracking the military, said the sector under the 1st Infantry Division control includes ousted dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit and portions of the Sunni triangle, an area of communities practicing the orthodox Sunni sect of Islam.
  16. Critical Moment in Najaf Standoff Between Coatlition Troops and al Sadr CNN SHOW: CNN WOLF BLITZER REPORTS 17:00 August 17, 2004 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: I think that it's a combination here of young men who otherwise face no employment opportunities, who are inspired by Al Sadr's religious message and who individually and their families are receiving financial compensation for the services that they're providing.
  17. US to pull back troops from Asia and Europe By Gary Younge and Jamie Wilson The Guardian (London) - Final Edition August 17, 2004 -- www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/global-deployments.htm Global deployment of US troops
  18. F-15E Strike Eagles squad to train in South Korea By Joseph Giordono Stars and Stripes August 18, 2004 -- It can be armed with Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMS), laser-guided bombs and up to 24,500 pounds - including fuel tanks, weapons pylons, missiles and bombs, according to the military think tank globalsecurity.org.
  19. Closing bases gets more complicated By Jay Price The News & Obersver August 17, 2004 -- It's unclear where U.S. military units will be stationed when they are moved to the United States during the next decade, said John Pike, director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  20. Troop shift may give Carson a boost By Tom Roeder The Gazette August 17, 2004 -- John Pike, executive director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said the Bush re-election campaign could benefit if the Pentagon announces troop additions to such states as Colorado, where the president wants to bolster his November vote totals.
  21. Bush retirara 90.000 soldados desplegados en Europa y Asia By Jose Manuel Calvo El Pais August 15, 2004 -- Segun los datos del Pentagono analizados por el grupo de investigacion militar GlobalSecurity, hay 369.000 soldados de EE UU en 120 paises que desarrollan labores diversas, desde operaciones de combate hasta misiones de mantenimiento de paz, pasando por el entrenamiento militar de fuerzas de otros paises.
  22. EEUU retirara entre 70.000 y 100.000 soldados desplegados en Europa y Asia. By Pablo Pardo El Mundo August 15, 2004 -- "En la practica, esta reestructuracion supone que los soldados que estan en Irak no regresaran a Alemania, sino a EEUU. En los 90, el Ejercito justificaba su presencia en Alemania porque estaba mas cerca de Irak que de EEUU. Ahora ya no es necesario tener esas bases", senala John Pike, director del centro de estudios Global Security.
  23. PAC-3 missile nearing first international sales, contractor says By Marc Selinger Aerospace Daily August 13, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, told The DAILY that the Patriot system's shoot down of friendly aircraft during the Iraq war has "definitely clouded" the case for the system, making it difficult for proponents to "run around and brag about it." But with the U.S. Army determining that a mix of PAC-2s and PAC-3s intercepted a series of ballistic missiles during the conflict, the "conclusion was that it worked pretty much as designed" in that area, he said.
  24. Colossal surveillance network shields Olympics By Will Knight NewScientist.com news service August 13, 2004 -- "If it's not the single biggest security detail in history, I would have a hard time imagining what would beat it," says John Pike, an analyst with the defence think-tank Global Security, based in Virginia, US. "If you just do the arithmetic in terms of the number of athletes and spectators and events and the duration to the thing, it's just enormous."
  25. CIA nominee's hearings will have election-year twist By Joel Eskovitz Scripps Howard News Service August 11, 2004 -- "It's just like any other TV show," said Pike, director of the nonpartisan GlobalSecurity.org. "Everybody's going to be looking to see what the ratings are."
  26. CIA chief's life under spotlight By Larry Wheeler The News-Press August 11, 2004 -- As a congressman, Goss often takes commercial flights between Washington and his home in Sanibel. That will change, too, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity, an organization that specializes in defense and intelligence information.
  27. Computer war exercises to start later this month By Jeremy Kirk Stars and Stripes August 10, 2004 -- UFL "provides an opportunity for commanders and staffs to focus on strategic and operational issues associated with general military operations on the Korean peninsula," according to globalsecurity.org, a military think tank. Ulchi Focus Lens is a command post exercise "with the tactical situation portrayed through the use of computer simulation models and master scenario events list."
  28. Possible UT bid for lab contract opposed By Patrick Mcgee The Star-Telegram August 9, 2004 -- John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a think tank in Virginia, said universities have been involved in military research for decades, especially the University of California and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  29. Applications at their fingertips By Dan Caterinicchia FCW.com August 9, 2004 -- George Smith, a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org, said there's nothing intrinsically wrong with adopting fingerprint sign-on, but the technology does not solve DOD's or the intelligence community's top problems.
  30. Gung-ho from the get-go By Sig Christenson The San Antonio Express-News August 9, 2004 -- So they got creative. Lawrence logged onto a private Web site, globalsecurity.org, which lists all active-duty, guard and reserve units in U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility, as well as those rotating into and out of Afghanistan and Iraq.
  31. DID YOU HEAR? . . .The Washington Post August 9, 2004 -- "The bigger airplanes get more notice, but these are really the backbone of the Army's signal intelligence." -- John E. Pike, director of defense researcher Globalsecurity.org, on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s new contract to develop spy planes, which could be worth as much as $6 billion.
  32. Budget cuts darken future of satellite radar program By Roger Fillion Rocky Mountain News August 9, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy group, said the Air Force found it tough to pitch Congress on the kind of military "problem" the SBR was "supposed to solve." "They've had a hard time getting their ducks lined up in terms of cost, performance, schedule and risk," he said.
  33. Target Britain Scotsman on Sunday August 8, 2004 -- John Pike, defence and security analyst with the Washington-based GlobalSecurity.org says that people are becoming immune to the warnings, but that the latest threat may wake people up because the information is so specific.
  34. Terror fight turns to technology By Clark Boyd BBC.co.uk August 8, 2004 -- "Technology isn't an answer for any of this," said George Smith, senior fellow at the security think-tank, GlobalSecurity.org. "There's just no magic wand for increasing information sharing."
  35. Ex-San Diego sailor allegedly linked to terror suspect By James W. Crawley Copley News Service August 7, 2004 -- "During the Cold War, they were set up to sniff out Communists, but I don't know if they've come up with a program to address (terrorists)," said John Pike, director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org. "There have been enough of these instances where service members have tried to help the (Islamic) jihad that you wonder how many that we haven't caught."
  36. New budget includes signing bonuses for Army recruits MARKETPLACE SHOW: Marketplace (6:30 PM ET) - SYND August 5, 2004 -- Mr. JOHN PIKE (GlobalSecurity.org): They're going to get more people the old-fashioned way: They're going to buy them.
  37. U.S., Iraqi forces battle cleric's militia in Najaf CNN.com August 5, 2004 -- Najaf has a population of 560,000, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  38. Etats-Unis John Pike, expert américain en matière de sécurité et du renseignement: «La réponse ne correspond pas du tout à la menace» Par Pascal Riche Libération August 4, 2004 -- Directeur de globalsecurity.org, centre de recherche basé à Alexandria (Virginie), dans la banlieue de Washington, John Pike est l'un des meilleurs experts américains sur la sécurité et le renseignement.
  39. Report: Iraqi PM making progress By Gadi Dechter United Press International August 4, 2004 -- Sixty-one American troops died in Iraq during July, compared with 44 in June, according to a running casualty list compiled by globalsecurity.org. Ten have been killed so far in August.
  40. Analysts: Repeated Terror Warnings Spawn Public 'Alert Fatigue' By Gary Thomas Voice of America August 4, 2004 -- John Pike, a longtime defense and security analyst with GlobalSecurity.org says people are becoming immune to the warnings, but he says this latest threat may wake people up because the information is so specific. "People had stopped paying attention to these color-coded alerts because they didn't know what to do about them and nothing ever happened," he said. "This one is different. It is sufficiently specific that, at least in the affected areas, people are going to be very focused on it."
  41. LOU DOBBS TONIGHT CNN August 3, 2004 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBAL SECURITY.ORG: A good chunk of what is driving this is price, that, when you look at what you can build here in the United States versus what can be fabricated in other countries, you're going to be able to offer, in some cases, a better price by having some of it coming from other countries.
  42. Lockheed Wins Contract for New Spy Plane By Renae Merle The Washington Post August 3, 2004 -- The Army has outgrown the existing airplanes, said John E. Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a research organization. "This would provide some of the earliest warnings of a surprise attack," Pike said. "The bigger airplanes get more notice, but these are really the backbone of the Army's signal intelligence."
  43. FBI picks 10 firms for tech support project By Dan Caterinicchia FCW.com August 2, 2004 -- "Some small businesses can do things better than the big guys -- some can't," said George Smith, a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org. He added that he was not surprised that FBI officials are using only small businesses on this project because that has been a well-established practice throughout the federal government.
  44. Threats against banks cause tightened NY, DC security By Lance Gay Scripps Howard News Service August 2, 2004 -- "That's the nature of terrorism. Terrorism is to terrorize," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington terrorism think tank. "The data is backed up off-site, but the people are not."
  45. Experts say terror warning may prevent attack, but raises questions about next step By Michael J. Sniffen The Associated Press August 1, 2004 -- ohn Pike, a defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, said Sunday's alert "was outstanding compared to previous ones. At least I know which buildings to stay away from."