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November 2004 News

  2. Panther II makes minefield clearing safer By Sgt. Roland G. Walters, 196th MPAD 1st Infantry Division News November, 2004 -- According to the Web site, www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/panther.htm, the system was developed and built in response to a need for an improved route proofing system in Bosnia.
  3. Lost Boys of Sudan By Jean Gordon The Clarion-Ledger November 29, 2004 -- Sources: CIA World Factbook 2003; www.globalsecurity.org.
  4. Intelligence impasse mainly a question of control By John Diamond USA TODAY November 29, 2004 -- John Pike of Globalsecurity.org, a non-partisan defense think tank, says the Pentagon is worried that "rather than just ordering things to be done, they're going to have to say, 'Mother, may I?' to this new intelligence chief, and they would just as soon not do that if they can get away with it."
  5. How many countries are there in the world today and what are the names of the ones which belong to the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq? Lacrosse Tribune November 29, 2004 --
  6. Notorious Dr. Nuke By Jules Crittenden Boston Herald November 28, 2004 -- ``The notion that this was a freelance operation is ludicrous,'' said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.Org. ``If you believe that, there's a bridge in Brooklyn I'd like to sell you. This was an operation on the scale of the Colombian drug cartels.''
  7. Lockheed and the Future of Warfare By Tim Weiner The New York Times November 28, 2004 -- 'It used to be just an airplane company,'' said John Pike, a longtime military analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, a research organization in Alexandria, Va. ''Now it's a warfare company. It's an integrated solution provider. It's a one-stop shop. Anything you need to kill the enemy, they will sell you.''
  8. The Race to Steal Bases Heats Up By Ralph Vartabedian Los Angeles Times November 27, 2004 -- "It is a war of all against all," said defense expert John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "Every one of these places with military bases is hungry and every one would like to gobble up activity at less politically powerful locations."
  9. US urges ban on antitank mines, but will shun Nairobi talks Agence France Presse November 27, 2004 -- Before the US-led March 2003 invasion of Iraq, this arsenal included an estimated 10 million such mines, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a local research organization.
  10. Buigen of barsten na Fallujah By Ko Colijn Vrij Nederland November 30, 2004 -- 'Er kunnen dus nog tweehonderd Mosoels ontketend worden,' rekent John Pike van GlobalSecurity voor. Dat is niet te behappen voor de Amerikanen, tenzij ze elke stad met zware luchtbombardementen 'pacificeren'.
  11. 50% of Iraqi Police have Deserted (The 50 year Occupation) By William Kulin Scoop Media November 26, 2004 -- Unfortunately for DoD planners, ''Iraqification'' isn't working. The US has made ''essentially no progress in increasing the number of Iraqi forces during the year 2004'', according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  12. Gefaehrliches Spiel mit dem Atomprogramm Von Stefan Hostettler Tages-Anzeiger November 25, 2004 -- "Da verschiedene Installationen noch im Bau oder nicht aktiv sind, haetten die USA derzeit noch ein Zeitfenster, in welchem die Anlagen ohne Gefahr fuer die Umwelt zerstoert werden koennten", heisst es in einem aktuellen Bericht des regierungsnahen US-Thinktanks GlobalSecurity.org.
  13. 278th's Guardsmen Training In Kuwait, Readying For Iraq By Bill Jones The Greeneville Sun November 25, 2004 -- Once in Iraq, according to the Web site of the Global Security Organization, the 278th RCT will be attached to the New York National Guard's 42nd Infantry Division as part of what is to be called Task Force Liberty.
  14. Many US Troops Aiding Afghanistan's Fledgling Democracy By Kathleen Rhodes CNSNews.com November 25, 2004 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, a security and defense policy organization, U.S. troops in Afghanistan are currently drawing from the U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, and the National Guard.
  15. Further into the Iraqi labyrinth By Ashraf Fahim Asia Times November 25, 2004 -- Unfortunately for DoD planners, "Iraqification" isn't working. The US has made "essentially no progress in increasing the number of Iraqi forces during the year 2004", according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  16. CIA Releases Report on WMD in Iran, North Korea By Michael Bowman Voice of America November 24, 2004 -- The director of the Virginia-based GlobalSecurity.org Internet site, John Pike, notes that the CIA report points to progress in containing the spread of weapons of mass destruction in only one country, Libya.
  17. Nuclear Spin Zone By Andro Hsu The Daily Californian November 24, 2004 -- According to the Web site Globalsecurity.org, the 2002 Nuclear Posture Review suggested that "the nation's nuclear forces ought to reflect the reality that the Cold War is over and that required capabilities may now need to be different."
  18. Ukraine opposition leader's bold claim of election victory By Anna Badkhen The San Francisco Chronicle November 24, 2004 -- Sources: BBC, GlobalSecurity.org, Chronicle news services
  19. U.S. hopes GI rotation better 2nd time around By Stephen J. Hedges Chicago Tribune November 23, 2004 -- Sources: Department of Defense, GlobalSecurity.org
  20. The Uncounted CBS 60 Minutes November 21, 2004 -- "It's difficult to estimate what the total number is," says John Pike, director of a research group called GlobalSecurity.org.
  21. Doubts Persist on Iran Nuclear Arms Goals By Douglas Jehl and William J. Broad The New York Times November 20, 2004 -- After last summer's test-firing, Charles P. Vick, an expert on the Iranian program at GlobalSecurity.org, a research group based in Alexandria, Va., said, ''What I've seen fly is a prototype for a nuclear warhead.''
  22. NASA's successful launch of its scram jet SHOW: CBS Evening News 6:30 AM EST CBS November 20, 2004 -- Mr. JOHN PIKE (Globalsecurity.org): It's not simply faster than a speeding bullet, it's several times faster than a speeding bullet. Even Superman couldn't catch up with it.
  23. Allegations put EU deal with Iran in jeopardy By Ian Traynor and Suzanne Goldenberg The Guardian (London) - Final Edition November 20, 2004 -- "The problem that the US intelligence community has right now is that a non-trivial portion of the intelligence failure on Iraq was the inability to identify disinformation," said John Pike, a missile expert at Global Security.org. "There would have to be concerns within the US intelligence community that it is too good to be true."
  24. The development of nuclear weapons in Iran most immediate foreign policy problem for President Bush SHOW: NBC Nightly News 6:30 AM EST NBC November 19, 2004 -- Mr. JOHN PIKE (Globalsecurity.org Nuclear Expert): The real question is whether Iran has hidden facilities that we simply don't know about.
  25. Political Headlines SHOW: FOX SPECIAL REPORT WITH BRIT HUME 6:00 PM EST November 19, 2004 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: This is the way that Pakistan and North Korea have chosen to deliver their atomic bombs. It simply stands to reason that Iran is doing exactly the same thing.
  26. Rising War Costs By James W. Crawley Media General News Service November 19, 2004 -- "I think the burn rate is going to get worse because the counter-insurgency effort will continue to be on our shoulders," said Pike, who is the director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent research group.
  27. U.S. wins Falluja but struggles elsewhere By Lin Noueihed Reuters November 19, 2004 -- "American forces can continue to swat down these outbreaks as they have to but the real challenge is to get Iraqi security forces ready and to help do the job," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based defence research tank.
  28. Powell's Talk of Arms Has Fallout By Sonni Efron, Tyler Marshall and Bob Drogin Los Angeles Times November 19, 2004 -- John Pike, a missile expert who runs the independent website GlobalSecurity.org, said recent intelligence indicates that Iran has obtained a key device, "a new nosecone" for its Shahab-3 medium-range missile.
  29. Farm Chemical Also Has Explosive Use WBAL Channel 11 November 17, 2004 -- John Pike, director of Global Security: "Ammonium nitrate sprinkled with fuel oil -- those are the ingredients of choice if you are going to build a really big truck bomb."
  30. How They Count the Enemy Dead By Phillip Carter Slate November 17, 2004 -- Explainer thanks John Pike of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org, and 1st Lt. Catherine Wallace of U.S. Central Command.
  31. Storming Fallujah Time Magazine November 22, 2004 -- Source: AP; Globalsecurity.org; Federation of American Scientists; BBC News; TIME reporting
  32. New Rebel Onslaught In Mosul By Neil Graves and Niles Lathem NY Post November 15, 2004 -- "People think there are roughly 10,000 armed combatants, and there could have been 50 strong in Mosul," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va., think-tank. "If you do the arithmetic, you see there could be 200 Mosuls. We could have a Mosul every day up to the January elections."
  33. Iraqi recruits still a thorn in U.S.'s side By Borzou Daragahi Newark Star Ledger, NJ November 15, 2004 -- Under Saddam Hussein, Iraq's military forces grew to be one of the world's largest. During the 1980s, the deposed dictator increased the number of troops from 180,000 to 900,000 and more than doubled the number of tanks from 2,700 to 5,700, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a national security information archive.
  34. Grenade marked `4 my buddy' By James Janega Chicago Tribune November 15, 2004 -- Source: Tribune reports and GlobalSecurity.org
  35. Kiowas are heading stateside By Steve Liewer Stars and Stripes November 9, 2004 -- The job of the small, fast OH-58s is surveillance, using a mast-mounted "eye" above its main rotor. The system includes a heat-imaging sensor, television camera, laser range finder and optical boresight system, according to the private defense Web site globalsecurity.org.
  36. Guerrilla's Paradise By Matthew McAllester Newsday (New York) November 14, 2004 -- SOURCES: U.S. ARMY, WWW.GLOBALSECURITY.ORG
  37. USFK Relocation Aimed at Surgical Strikes on NK: Rep. Roh Korea Times November 12, 2004 -- ''The OPLAN 5027-04 includes a U.S. plan to strike specific targets with sophisticated weapons, which have recently been used in the war in Iraq, and also covers the U.S.' Missile Defense system to counter possible missile attacks by North Korea, the 48-year-old lawmaker said, citing a U.S.-based security institution, Global Security.
  38. Ivory Coast Turmoil Causes Hundreds to Flee By George Thomas CBN News November 11, 2004 -- Global Security director John Pike said, "Ivory Coast has been in a crisis for a number of years. There's been a French peacekeeping force there trying to put a lid on things."
  39. (B)old new frontiers By James Bernstein Newsday (New York) November 10, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a space research organization in Washington, D.C., said he had serious doubts the project would materialize. "Everybody is standing up and saluting the president's bold vision, and there's not a one of them prepared to acknowledge it's a charade" because of the deficit, Pike said.
  41. GIs blitz rebel stronghold By Alex Rodriguez and James Janega Chicago Tribune November 9, 2004 -- Source: Tribune reports and GlobalSecurity.org
  42. American and Iraqi soldiers will need to adjust their strategy on the fly By Matthew B. Stannard The San Francisco Chronicle November 9, 2004 -- "It is certainly a more muscular, robust approach to Fallujah than we used in Samarra or Najaf," said John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent think tank. "They basically think that this is enemy territory ... whereas in Samarra and Najaf they were convinced that the enemy had holed up in friendly territory."
  43. Predator TV: Eye in the Sky Protects Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan By Robert Riggs CBS-11 News (KTVT-TV Dallas/Fort Worth) November 5, 2004 -- "The Predator knows where it is and knows where its target is with ferocious precision. All of this will soon be put to the test in Fallujah where U.S. Marines, British, and Iraqi troops are poised for a mass assault on the insurgent stronghold," says defense analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.Org
  44. The need for troops persists By Scott Canon The Kansas City Star November 8, 2004 -- “Next summer, you're going to see a realization that the Army (National) Guard and reserves, as presently configured, are broken,” said John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org. “What they are doing is using them as a stopgap.”
  45. Precious Time By Bryan Mitchell Knoxville News Sentinel November 7, 2004 -- "This is neither the worst nor the best part of Iraq," said John Pike, who runs Globalsecurity.org - a site dedicated to military information.
  46. Call to arms By Tom Long and Angad Nagra Columbia Missourian November 7, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy Web site, sees the extensive use of the Reserve as a temporary solution. "Over 40 percent of the soldiers there (in Iraq) right now are in the (National) Guard and Reserve, and that can't go on for much longer," he said.
  47. Bush faces rough path in road-testing new mandate By Peter Mackler Agence France Presse November 7, 2004 -- John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org think tank, said the Americans might have to keep 50,000 troops in Iraq for decades. Bush's ballot victory merely bought time until the issue came up in the 2008 election, he said.
  48. Rumsfeld signals he won't 'fade away' By James W. Crawley Media General News Service November 7, 2004 -- "The job is his as long as [Bush] wants him. Any speculation otherwise is wishful thinking," said John Pike, who heads GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va., independent think tank.
  49. Assault Nears On Insurgent Stronghold By Bryan Bender The Boston Globe November 6, 2004 -- "They have to systemically kill the enemy combatants but in a way that would minimize non-hostile deaths," said John Pike, a military specialist at GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va. "It can't be some blind spasm of violence."
  50. Troops recall best qualities of Camp Page By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes November 6, 2004 -- According to the globalsecurity.org Web site, from 1958 to 1978 the base was home to the 4th Missile Command, a major 8th Army subordinate command. The 4th Missile Command included the 100th Field Artillery Rocket Battalion, infantry, engineer, signal and supply units.
  51. U.S., Iraqi troops mass for assault on Fallujah By Matthew B. Stannard The San Francisco Chronicle November 6, 2004 -- Snipers are likely to be a critical component in the assault on Fallujah, agreed John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military research institute -- in part because a purely air campaign, while it could certainly subdue the city, could have negative repercussions.
  52. Range is shut after strafing By Troy Graham and Tom Infield Philadelphia Inquirer November 6, 2004 -- Military expert John Pike, of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said most of the ranges were opened decades ago when the United States, in general, was a more rural place. He said the development of homes and commerce near some ranges has been a problem.
  53. Lockheed Aircraft Gets Go-Ahead Bloomberg News November 05, 2004 -- "This is basically a reality check that the program can be delivered as described to Congress," said John Pike, an analyst at Globalsecurity.org, a defense research firm in Alexandria, Va.
  54. 3 British troops backing up GIs die in bombing By James Glanz San Francisco Chronicle November 05, 2004 -- "The most immediate impact (of the U.S. presidential election) is it clears the way to start the battle of Fallujah, which I think has been on pause pending the election," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military research institute in Washington. "I think they're going to take it off pause and put it on fast forward any minute now."
  55. Congress downgrades sludge classification at Savannah, Hanford Nuclear Waste News November 04, 2004 -- Savannah River Site overview, http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/facility/savannah_river.htm
  56. Bush's second-term agenda may widen partisan divide Reuters November 04, 2004 -- "Even if we succeed in temporarily suppressing the insurgency, all we're going to be doing is pruning it back. It's going to come back in full force," predicted John Pike, a defence analyst with GlobalSecurity.org. "The elections aren't going to bring stability."
  57. Bush faces dual challenge in Iraq: Elections and wider support By Stephen J. Hedges Chicago Tribune November 04, 2004 -- "What are we going to do about mullahs and their atomic bomb?" said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a national security organization, referring to Iran's ruling clerics. "Either we will have taken it away from them by the end of his [Bush's] second term, or we're giving diplomacy a chance, and diplomacy has been tried and has already failed."
  58. Star power helps tout missile defense By Michael Cabbage The Orlando Sentinel November 04, 2004 -- "This is too good to be true for the defense contractors," said John Pike, director of the policy-research group GlobalSecurity.org. "There is a lot of money at stake here."
  59. Missile Defense System Still Inactive a Month After Deadline By Shelby G. Spires Newhouse News Service November 01, 2004 -- The indecision has puzzled many defense watchdogs. GlobalSecurity.org's John Pike, who has spent two decades studying missile defense, said he cannot understand why there was a big buildup by the Bush administration toward Oct. 1, but then nothing after Sept. 30.
  60. Cholera outbreak hits Uganda refugee camps By Greg Bensinger United Press International November 1, 2004 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based Web site of a group dedicated to innovative military strategies aimed at reducing conflicts, said more than 500,000 people in the northern Uganda districts of Gulu and Kitgum have been displaced.
  61. Analysts Ponder U.S. Basing in Iraq By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos SHOW: NBC Nightly News 6:30 AM EST NBC November 1, 2004 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va., outfit that specializes in gathering national security and defense data, said researchers at his firm culled military news dispatches and can "conclusively identify" nine of these so-called "enduring bases," and possibly three more that are "too vague to pin down."
  62. Der asymmetrische Krieg By Marcus Bösch DW-WORLD.DE November 1, 2004 -- Nach Erkenntnissen der Militärexperten von "Globalsecurity.org" kristallisieren sich vier größere Gruppen heraus: Neben den ehemalige Mitgliedern von Saddam Husseins Regime sind das sunnitische Araber und Nationalisten, strenggläubige Schiiten um den Geistlichen Muktada al-Sadr und einheimische wie zugewanderte islamische Extremisten.