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May 2005 News

  1. Group on U.S. terror list lobbies hard By Angela Woodall United Press International May 31, 2005 -- The MEK's strikes on Iranian targets did not target civilians but put them at risk because it routinely aimed its attacks at government buildings in crowded cities, according to a report by GlobalSecurity.org, a group that tracks global security issues.
  2. Talabani: Iraq preparing for Saddam trialCNN.com May 31, 2005 -- According to the GlobalSecurity.org Web site, the association was created after the fall of Saddam Hussein and is the highest Sunni authority in Iraq.
  3. Bentlyville man runs base in Japan By Joe Smydo Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 29, 2005 -- The Web site at www.globalsecurity.organd the installation's Web site at www.cfay.navy.mil call Yokosuka the Navy's most important overseas installation, so crucial to regional stability that Japan has contributed billions of dollars toward its operation.
  4. 2nd Battalion, 72nd Armor likely to be one of several 2nd ID units inactivated By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes May 29, 2005 -- Data from the U.S. Army’s official Web site and GlobalSecurity.org suggest that if and when 2-72 inactivates, the number of 8th Army tanks in South Korea will have dropped from 140 to 55.
  5. iRobot brings machines to the mainstream By Mark Jewell The Associated Press May 29, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense consulting group, says he expects robots to be highly effective battlefield killers by the end of the next decade.
  6. BRAC toll heaviest in Northwest, Midwest By Katherine Hutt Scott Gannett News Service May 29, 2005 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense analysis firm, says that while there are logical reasons for the move from the solidly Democratic Northeastern states to the mostly Republican Southern states, the trend could produce undesirable results.
  7. Iraq's tests of coyote poison surface By Michael Milstein The Oregonian May 28, 2005 -- The Iraq discovery highlights the rudimentary state of Saddam's weapons program, said George Smith, a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org, a policy think tank, who discussed the find on the group's Web site. Absent actual chemical weapons, Iraq was investigating an off-the-shelf poison well-known in the scientific world. "I don't think it qualifies as a (weapon of mass destruction), but it can certainly be used to kill someone," Smith said.
  8. Nonproliferation treaty at risk By Eric Fleischauer The Decatur Daily May 26, 2005 -- North Korea, which signed the treaty in 1985, now claims to be free of its NPT obligations. U.S. officials believe the country's dictator has at least two bombs with more on the way. GlobalSecurity.org estimates the number is closer to 13, each with about 30 kilotons of explosive force.
  9. Pentagon's high marks may aid Dugway Leigh Dethman The Decatur Daily May 26, 2005 -- John Pike, a defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, said Dugway could play a critical role in developing chemical weapons defenses, especially at a time when other countries like Iran and North Korea are developing chemical weapons. "To the extent that one is worried about the evildoers using chemical weapons, obviously Dugway has considerable expertise in this field," he said.
  10. New law changes workplace rules By Valerie Miller Las Vegas Business Press May 24, 2005 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based military think tank, also supports the measure, saying it could help prevent a repeat of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the northeastern United States. "I think one of the reasons people are against it is because it could disrupt the legal immigrant workforce and profoundly disrupt the illegal immigrant market," John Pike, the group's director, says.
  11. India arms cache stokes maritime smuggling fears By Stefano Ambrogi Reuters May 24, 2005 -- John Pike, director of U.S.-based GlobalSecurity.Org, said the discovery hinted at the scale of the illicit movement of arms via containers. "One of the challenges in all of this has been to try to figure out whether it (the problem) is bigger than a bread box -- and how much of an effort needs to be put on it and what it needs to focus on."
  12. Evalúan posibilidad de modificar inmunidad de militares de Estados Unidos en Colombia By Sergio Gómez Maseri El Tiempo.com May 23, 2005 -- "La mayoría de los Sofa -dice el instituto Global Security- reconocen el derecho del gobierno anfitrión de la "jurisdicción primaria" en todos los casos (civiles y criminales) en los que fuerzas de E.U. hayan violado las leyes del país".
  13. Homeland Security Weighs Plane Shootdowns By Lara Jakes Jordan The Associated Press May 23, 2005 -- Military analyst John Pike of Globalsecurity.org in Alexandria, Va., said the Coast Guard would probably need to be hooked up to U.S. Northern Command systems during an emergency incident. Northcom, a military operation, was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks to coordinate defense missions.
  14. Off-budget funding keeps programs going By Frank Tiboni FCW.com May 23, 2005 -- JNN and Sincgars give soldiers that capability, said John Pike, a military expert who is director of GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan defense research organization.
  15. Bases combat an evolving mission By Todd DeFeo Athens Banner-Herald May 23, 2005 -- During the potential Cold War showdown, the military built bases throughout the country, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military analysis Web site. But, without a Soviet threat, there is no longer the need for bases to be strategically located throughout the country.
  16. Down and out with Iraqi forces By David Axe Salon.com May 23, 2005 -- "I would not expect to see a significant draw-down [of U.S. troops] prior to 2007, absent a significant falloff in the insurgency, which is not a prospect at the moment," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org in Washington.
  17. Security issues trip up DHS info-sharing network By Michael Arnone FCW.com May 23, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity. org, a nonpartisan defense research organization, said the argument that DHS would be yanked off SIPRNET before its own secure network was ready doesn't make sense. DHS would never be arbitrarily barred from the classified information it needs to do its job, he said.
  18. Two local Army forts could end up under Navy and Air Force control By Louis Hansen Aand Kate Wiltrou The Virginian-Pilot May 22, 2005 -- Some military watchers agree that the switch in base operations will amount to little more than a change of landlords. It's "just a real estate deal," said John S. Pike, director of Global Security.org.
  19. Tough decision By Michael L. Diamond and David P. Willis Asbury Park Press May 22, 2005 -- "Every time you relocate you're going to lose some intellectual capital because some people with the company for a while are just not going to want to move," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense and aerospace analyst in Alexandria, Va.
  20. My Point: David M. Shribman / Base emotions -- and hard realities By David M. Shribman Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 22, 2005 -- "A lot of the bombers were in places like South Dakota, because it was closer to the Soviet Union," says John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-policy group. "That was then. This is now, when we're not worried about ICBMs taking out our B-1s. The rationale for having lots of bomber bases has gone away."
  21. Military apparently moving muscle South By Brian Bowling Pittsburgh Tribune-Review May 20, 2005 -- "What you're going to have to do is convince them that they picked the wrong one (to close)," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an online clearinghouse of military news and information.
  22. Live grenade posed threat to Bush By Oren Dorell USA TODAY May 19, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy group in Alexandria, Va., explained that the cloth around the grenade apparently constricted its handle and prevented it from exploding.
  23. Space weapons report prompts evasive moves By Julie Mason The Houston Chronicle May 19, 2005 -- John Pike, an expert on defense and space policy and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said work on new space-based weapons systems has been going on for years and is separate from the national space policy.
  24. FBI: Grenade in crowd was live, could have hurt Bush By Dan Eggen The Washington Post May 19, 2005 -- John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy think tank, said the incident raises serious questions about the Secret Service's performance.
  25. Live Grenade Was Near President, FBI Says By Edwin Chen The Los Angeles Times May 19, 2005 -- The grenade weighs about 11 ounces, and contains about four ounces of TNT, according to globalsecurity.org, a military watchdog group.
  26. Gunmen in Iraq kill top Shiite cleric's aide CNN.com May 19, 2005 -- According to the GlobalSecurity.org Web site, the association was created after the fall of Saddam Hussein and his largely Sunni government. It is the highest Sunni authority in Iraq.
  27. Live grenade posed threat to Bush Gannett News Service May 19, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy group in Alexandria, Va., said the cloth around the grenade apparently prevented it from exploding.
  28. White House Says It Is Not Looking at Weaponizing Space By Jim Mannion Agence France Presse May 18, 2005 -- “You can easily see it as an anti-satellite weapon,” said John Pike, an expert at globalsecurity.org, who recalled that Air Force experiments with anti-satellite weapons in the 1960s also were devised to inspect Soviet satellites to see whether they were carrying nuclear arms.
  29. Science facts catch up with movie sci-fi By Alan Boyle MSNBC.com May 18, 2005 -- "The expectations have been radically scaled back," defense policy expert John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, told MSNBC.com. "It has achieved a degree of reality that it didn't have 20 years ago, but it has been constrained by reality in a way that it was not 20 years ago."
  30. Portland base gains top-flight squadron By Mike Francis The Oregonian May 18, 2005 -- Globalsecurity.org, a respected online reference site for military issues, said only about 1 percent of the Air Force's recruits qualify to apply to become combat controllers, and only about 20 percent of the trainees complete the training.
  31. Links to regime limit UK and US response By Richard Norton-Taylor, Ewen MacAskill and Julian Borger The Guardian May 17, 2005 -- John Pike, the head of the military analysis website GlobalSecurity.org, said close ties with Uzbekistan also serve longer-term goals. "It's one more piece of the Soviet Union that's in our power rather than in Moscow's power.
  32. Closings could hurt Guard, some fear Gannett News Service May 17, 2005 -- "Anybody who looks at retention issues would have to be concerned about this," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense Web site. "This was one of the first things that really popped out at me."
  33. Surging to GFAFB By Stephen J. Lee Grand Forks Herald May 17, 2005 -- John Pike, a defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, said he couldn't figure out what the BRAC list was looking to do in Grand Forks. "You go into BRAC with the theory that it's to reduce excess capacity at bases and, in fact, what they have done in Grand Forks is create excess capacity," Pike told the Herald.
  34. Fairbanks leaders scramble to protest Eielson realignment The Associated Press May 17, 2005 -- The overall reduction to Alaska was surprising, given "this general mantra about being focused on the Pacific and wanting to be deployable," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, which maintains a comprehensive Web site on the U.S. military.
  35. S.C. firm to supply armored vehicles By Noelle Phillips The State May 17, 2005 -- Force Protection’s contract is a result of the Pentagon’s efforts to protect soldiers from roadside bombs, said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a defense analysis Web site.
  36. Unexpected tour grows on Marines By Bryan Mitchell Knoxville News Sentinel May 16, 2005 -- Camp Lemonier is a former French military installation the United States has been using since mid-2001, according to Globalsecurity.org, a Virginia-based military information clearinghouse.
  37. Congress may feel heat to reject base closings By Jerry Zremski The Buffalo News May 16, 2005 -- "The wild card here is the enormous number of changes in the Army and Air National Guard and Reserves," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an online source of defense information
  38. Navy Town's Feeling Keelhauled By Josh Getlin and Elizabeth Mehren The Los Angeles Times May 15, 2005 -- Sources: Department of Defense; GlobalSecurity.org
  39. Part of 1st Armored Division could return to Fort Knox By James R. Carroll The Courier-Journal May 15, 2005 -- "You've already got a fort that has all the (shooting) ranges you need for an armored division," said Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va.-based defense and research organization.
  40. The South gets military help By James W. Crawley Media General News Service May 14, 2005 -- The reserve consolidation was a major difference from earlier base closing rounds, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent think tank.
  41. Selfridge survives closings By Joseph Deinlein The Times Herald May 14, 2005 -- Defense policy expert John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said the Air Force's goal is to save money by consolidating operations on fewer large bases. "They have really moved around the heavy furniture," Pike said.
  42. Hercules to Peoria's rescue By Andy Kravetz Peoria Journal Star May 14, 2005 -- John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan defense and research organization based in Alexandria, Va., said Peoria stands to be a big winner if the recommendations are approved. "When it comes to (the number of airplanes), single digits is normal - double digits is pretty good," Pike said of Guard units.
  43. Kittery shipyard won't sink quietly - or quickly By Tom Bell Portland Press Herald May 15, 2005 -- "It's not like they are going to kick everybody out and turn the lights off," said John Pike, a military scholar at GlobalSecurity.org
  44. Will Hawk fly in? v Grand Forks Herald May 14, 2005 -- "I think this is a preview of coming attractions, in that I don't think exactly what that will be doing has been very well defined yet," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. "There's been a lot of talk of using the Global Hawk for border control, but I haven't seen too much really laid out in detail."
  45. Relieved fort hopes for gains By Jeremy Craig The Augusta Chronicle May 14, 2005 -- "In the context of BRAC, BRAC simply passed you by," said John Pike, a defense analyst for Globalsecurity.org.
  46. Fort Carson scrambles to handle influx By Tom Roeder The Gazette May 14, 2005 -- John Pike, executive director of GlobalSecurity.org, said the Army’s base closure plan wound up with more moving than mothballing. “The amount of realignment is mind-boggling, but there’s not much closure to write home about,” he said.
  47. The BRAC Commission James Bilbray Argus Leader May 14, 2005 -- Sources: www.globalsecurity.org; Department of Defense; and GNS research
  48. As military realigns bases, the South wins By Mark Sappenfield and Patrik Jonsson The Christian Science Monitor May 15, 2005 -- "Virginia and Texas have bigger militaries that just about anybody on the planet," says John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org. With this realignment, he adds, "It's accentuated."
  49. Base closings roil U.S. By Jack Kelly Pittsburgh Post-Gazette May 14, 2005 -- But John Pike, of GlobalSecurity.Org, said: "I think the politicians are going to have a hard time getting these recommendations overturned. They seem pretty sensible."
  50. State bases to stay open By Billy House, David Madrid and Jon Kamman The Arizona Republic May 14, 2005 -- "The good news is the state wouldn't lose much," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan defense and research organization. "The bad news is it wouldn't pick up much."
  51. Identity crisis By Farhad Manjoo Salon.com May 13, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military affairs think tank in Washington, says that he supports a national I.D. card system as long as it's "robust"; that is, as long as it includes a good way to authenticate that a person is who he says he is. The Real I.D. Act, though, does nothing to stem what Pike says is the current "gray market" in driver's licenses. The act would not provide substantial resources to states to allow them to check on applicants for licenses; many state officials are calling the act an "unfunded mandate."
  52. U.S. anger over war memo is slight By Sharon Schmickle The Star Tribune May 13, 2005 -- Confirming the classified memo's authenticity would be difficult, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which specializes in screening and compiling military and intelligence information. It is reasonable, though, to assume it is authentic, he said, because Blair's government has not challenged it as it has circulated widely for nearly two weeks.
  53. Redstone, city await word By Shelby G. Spires The Huntsville Times May 13, 2005 -- The amount of work moved in this Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, round might be insignificant, said John Pike, a military analyst with Globalsecurity.org.
  54. Bases Then and Now Associated Press May 12, 2005 -- Sources: Military bases and GlobalSecurity.org
  55. Military Base Cuts Expected Friday By Mathew Padilla Orange County Business Journal May 12, 2005 -- The Los Alamitos base has more than 160 buildings and 1.5 million square feet of space, according to GlobalSecurity.org. The base is home to units of the Army Reserve and the California National Guard.
  56. Officials hopeful, nervous on base closures By Andy Kravetz The Peoria Journal Star May 12, 2005 -- John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan defense and research organization in Alexandria, Va., says he has "no clue" of what might happen Friday. Unlike previous rounds of base closings, this year's BRAC has not made public any of its priorities.
  57. Yongbyon, heart of North Korea's nuclear programmes Reuters May 11, 2005 -- Sources: GlobalSecurity.org Web site, South Korean government officials and experts, media reports
  58. States Try to Share Ship-Building Business FOXNews.com May 11, 2005 -- "One shipyard to build aircraft carriers, one shipyard to build amphibious assault, one shipyard to build amphibious attack, and so I think the theory is there is very low production rate of only one ship a year, [and] it makes sense to narrow it down to just one shipyard," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org.
  59. Isle bases may grow as military realigns By Dennis Camire and John Yaukey The Honolulu Advertiser May 11, 2005 -- Defense expert John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense and security Web site, said it is "entirely possible" that the Defense Department's recommendations could include a change this time around to allow Barbers Point to be reopened to some degree.
  60. Analysts see U.S. bases expendable By Donna Cassata Associated Press May 11, 2005 -- GlobalSecurity.org: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/brac.htm
  61. Region readies base defense By Brian Bowling and Brad Bumsted The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review May 11, 2005 -- "They'd first have to convince the Pentagon that it's got a problem, and then they'd have to convince the Pentagon that this is the solution to it," said Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an online clearinghouse for military information and news.
  62. Calif. Towns Lobby To Stop Base Closing By Kimberly Edds and Amy Argetsinger The Washington Post May 11, 2005 -- "Base commanders don't want to be somewhere where they're going to spend the next two years with the Chamber of Commerce chewing them out," said John Pike, director of the Washington-based defense policy research group GlobalSecurity.org -- they want the promise of easy relations with the surrounding community.
  63. Malig: Demise of an Outstanding Kapampangan By Jun A. Malig Sun.Star Pampanga May 10, 2005 -- In the 1984 thesis of one Lieutenant Colonel Remigino Gojo posted at the GlobalSecurity.org, he said the only way to defeat insurgency is for the government and its armed forces is "to have the trust and confidence of the citizenry."
  64. Japan is new player at Cobra Gold By Erik Slavin Stars and Stripes May 9, 2005 -- Indeed, Japan has the sheer numbers to assist in relief response. While not officially a military, the Japanese Self-Defense Force is nearly 240,000 strong and has an annual budget of $50 billion, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  65. Security comes at high cost By James Gordon Meek and Maki Becker NY Daily News May 8, 2005 -- Problems have also been cited with radiation detection devices that are too sensitive and trigger alarms for cargo as innocent as Italian ceramic tiles that naturally give off radiation, pointed out John Pike, executive director of Globalsecurity.org.
  66. Can GF keep base? By Stephen J. Lee Grand Forks Herald May 8, 2005 -- "There has been a general drift of the United States military to the southwest, and the weather has had a lot to do with that," said John Pike, founder and director of GlobalSecurity.org and noted Washington defense analyst, last week. "Some of it is politics, but I wouldn't discount the weather."
  67. Fort Wood expected to survive base realignment By Pamela Brogan The Springfield News Leader May 8, 2005 -- "I'm clueless about what they are going to do," said John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan defense and research organization.
  68. Ellsworth in jeopardy By Randy Hascall The Argus Leader May 8, 2005 -- "It played a prominent role in Afghanistan," Pike, director of Global.Security.org, said by telephone from Washington, D.C. "I assume it will be around for decades to come."
  69. Castle: 'Dover is probably as safe as any base' By James Merriweather and Patrick Jackson The News Journal May 08, 2005 -- "It's not as though they can just deactivate the C-5s and turn out the lights," said John Pike, founder and director of globalsecurity.org. "You could move them to another base, but then the question becomes: 'What does that solve?' "
  70. SOAR braces for verdict By Stephen Oravecz Tribune Chronicle May 07, 2005 -- Military analyst John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said, "There has been some talk about consolidating Air Guard and Reserve units into active component Air Force bases.''
  71. Beauprez IDs site for division's move By Mike Soraghan, John Aloysius Farrell and Alicia Caldwell The Denver Post May 07, 2005 -- Security consultant John Pike, of Globalsecurity.org, said the division is a "very small part" of the intelligence community. He said the move doesn't seem to be evidence of a trend, but an "exceptional" move by a "peculiar" part of the CIA.
  72. Selfridge future unclear By Katherin Hutt Scott The Times Herald May 06, 2005 -- On the other hand, defense- policy expert John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said Selfridge likely will survive because it wouldn't be easy to move the many Guard and Reserve members who train there. "All those Guard and Reserve people have real jobs and real lives in Michigan, and they just do this in their spare time," Pike said.
  73. Primitive bombs in Iraq pose deadly threat By Nik Bonopartis Poughkeepsie Journal May 06, 2005 -- ‘‘Iraq was a big ammo dump before the war,’’ said Francois Boo, a research analyst with GlobalSecurity. ‘‘Getting access to the materials that they would need to create improvised explosive devices is not a problem for the insurgents.’’
  74. Lockheed to build defense laser By Benjamin Pimentel San Francisco Chronicle May 6, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank, said lasers are on the verge of making a transition into real weapons.
  75. V Corps explains appointment of a second deputy commander By Nancy Montgomery Stars and Stripes May 5, 2005 -- According to Global Security.org, a Web site focusing on the military and security issues, Multi-National Corps-Iraq was “stood up” one year ago because of concerns that Combined Joint Task Force 7 headquarters couldn’t handle the range of military operations in Iraq — including peace support and civil military operations — and strategic engagement with sheiks and political authorities.
  76. Families Frustrated in Quest for the Truth By Gregor McGavin The Press-Enterprise May 05, 2005 -- "They had been very concerned after Desert Storm, and then it kind of wore off," said John Pike, who heads the military think-tank GlobalSecurity.org. "I think it is back on their screen."
  77. Brothers sending 2 tons of salami to troops in Iraq The Associated Press May 04, 2005 -- It now also has units from Vermont, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Rhode Island and New Mexico, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  78. County's facilities probably safe, say defense experts By Rick Rogers San Diego Union-Tribune May 4, 2005 -- "I am puzzled as to where base closure is going to come from," said John Pike, a defense analyst from GlobalSecurity.org., a defense group based in Alexandria, Va. "Past base closure rounds were driven by force structure cuts, as when the Army went from 18 to 10 divisions. The military is not getting smaller now. "I would, however, expect the big fish to eat the little fish and, on balance, San Diego should gain."
  79. 'It's been a great ride' By Roger Fillion The Rocky Mountain News May 4, 2005 -- "It's a tough market," analyst John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said of the rocket business.
  80. Spying on the government v San Francisco Bay Guardian News May 4-10, 2005 -- John Pike directs GlobalSecurity.org, a Beltway think tank, and has been scrutinizing the Pentagon for 25 years. He says that during the Reagan years, analysts could figure out – in broad terms – what the key classified projects were, despite all the secrecy. "Twenty years ago, when there was a big increase in classified spending, we pretty much knew what the programs were," Pike says. "We knew there was a stealth fighter. We knew there was a stealth bomber."
  81. Insurgents Using U.S. Techniques By Bradley Graham and Dana Priest The Washington Post May 3, 2005 -- A copy of the Iraqi manual was made available to The Washington Post by Tim Brown, a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org, who said he found it several years ago while rummaging around a military surplus store in Los Angeles. He recognized its similarity to the U.S. manual, which he said he had obtained years earlier at a gun show.
  82. Reservist warns of cyber warfare By Curt Brown The Standard-Times May 02, 2005 -- George Smith, a senior fellow with GlobalSecurity.org., said moles or "Trojan horses" have been around for about a decade. (...) "Of course, it's possible," he said. But he explained that writing code in a seamless fashion, so it doesn't interfere with a computer's other functions is a challenge.
  83. COSTS HIGH, OPTIONS FEW By Tom Roeder The Gazette (Colorado Springs) May 1, 2005 -- Even John Pike, executive di- rector of GlobalSecurity.org, a frequent critic of Pentagon spending, said, “I think in the real world it may be close to being unavoidable.”
  84. Bigger bombing range planned for islet near Guam By Lisa Burgess Stars and Stripes May 1, 2005 -- The U.S. military has leased the range, located on the uninhabited 200-acre island, since 1976, with the agreement set to expire in 2075, according to GlobalSecurity.Org, a Web site devoted to military analysis.