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August 2005 News

  1. A giant step for aerospace industry By Yoon Chang-hee JoongAng Dail August 31, 2005 -- According to the security information Web site GlobalSecurity.org, the T-50 is an "advanced jet trainer for tomorrow's fighter pilot."
  2. Korea's Bargain Fighter Jet Red Herring August 31, 2005 -- India’s history with trainer jets illustrates a challenge KAI faces peddling its new plane to other countries, said John Pike of GlobalsSecurity.org, a weapons industry think tank based in Alexandria, Virginia.
  3. WHO IS MUQTADA AL-SADR? The Mercury News August 30, 2005 -- Source: GlobalSecurity.org
  4. Terrorists in Iraq or Nationalists? By Sean Gonsalves Cape Cod Times August 30, 2005 -- The folks at GlobalSecurity.org, an independent military research group, draw a similar picture.
  5. Military examines 'beaming up' data, people By Keay Davidson San Francisco Chronicle August 29, 2005 -- "The strategy is to get China to waste money on things that we know are not feasible, while discouraging them from working on things that we believe to be quite promising," said John Pike, a veteran defense policy analyst in the Washington, D.C., area.
  6. Was it politics that saved this ship(yard)? Foster's Daily Democrat August 28, 2005 -- John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, called the BRAC process a political one.
  7. Civil war looms in Iraq as constitution talks end in disarrayBy Raymond Whitaker and Andrew Buncombe The Independent August 28, 2005 -- John Pike, director of the military research group GlobalSecurity.Org, said the monthly average for US troops being killed stood at around 75, a figure that had not moved.
  8. Stakes high for Marines, residents of Iraq's Ramadi By Darrin Mortenson North County Times August 27, 2005 -- John Pike, a military analyst and director of the Virginia-based think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said the Sunnis in Ramadi and elsewhere feared that the Americans and their appointed Iraqi leaders sought to exclude the Sunnis from the new Iraq, and they opted to reject the political process altogether.
  9. North Carolina sails through base closings mostly unscathed By Natalie Gott The Associated Press August 27, 2005 -- "I would say the highly mobile light force sort of stuff, forcible entry sort of stuff, that Fort Bragg specializes in, has been very much in call since the end of the Cold War. Every time you turn around, they are blowing stuff up," said defense analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org.
  10. Yard's future relies on Navy's use of subs By Jen Fish Portland Press Herald August 26, 2005 -- "It's a temporary reprieve," said John Pike, a military analyst with globalsecurity.org, speaking of the Base Realignment and Closure Commission's decision to spare the shipyard.
  11. Military base closing panel votes to spare Fort Knox hospital By Jonathan M. Katz The Associated Press August 26, 2005 -- The removal could result in the loss of some 500 jobs, according to analysis published by the military think tank Globalsecurity.org.
  12. Commission chair asks if Cannon can house F35s By Marlena Hartz Clovis News Journal August 26, 2005 -- However, GlobalSecurity.org reports that the DoD recently slimmed down its F-35 purchase by thousands.
  13. Hopes rise for Ellsworth By Diana Marrero and Randy Hascall Argus Leader August 25, 2005 -- "I think the handwriting is on the wall," said John Pike of Global.Security.org. "My current reading of the tea leaves," he said, "is that it's a done deal that Ellsworth will remain open."
  14. New England Sub Base, Shipyard Remain Open By Matt Apuzzo The Associated Press August 25, 2005 -- "You're going to have a submarine base that's not going to have any submarines," said John Pike, a military analyst with globalsecurity.org. "They're just going to be standing around twiddling their thumbs for some time."
  15. New England spared in base closures By Bret Schulte U.S.News & World Report August 25, 2005 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org said that "surprise is too weak a word" to describe his reaction to the news that New London and Portsmouth were saved.
  16. Designs in motion for new combat vehicles By Steven Komarow USA TODAY August 24, 2005 -- Sources: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, GlobalSecurity.org and USA TODAY research
  17. Commission to Review Base Closings Plan By Jeff Donn The Associated Press August 23, 2005 -- Fewer Northeasterners will forge personal connections with the military through relatives or personal experience, the specialists say. John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org., recalled clambering over Army tanks as a child at a museum not far from his home at Fort Knox, Ky.
  18. Hacker Steals Air Force Officers' Personal Information By Jonathan Krim Washington Post August 23, 2005 -- John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said the breach is part of a persistent problem with cyber-security that the Pentagon has been unable to overcome.
  19. Fort Monmouth backers make final lobby for base By Ledyard King and Keith Brown Gannett News Service August 23, 2005 -- Thompson and military analyst John Pike, president of GlobalSecurity.org, said that the environment that helped Monmouth develop and thrive -- New Jersey's status as a global center for the communications and electronics industry -- has changed and that what happens at the fort could be done elsewhere.
  20. U.S., South Korean forces begin annual war games By Mingi Hyun JoongAng Daily August 23, 2005 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, Ulchi is the name of a famous Korean general from the Goguryeo Kingdom who succeeded in pushing Chinese armed forces out of Goguryeo territory.
  21. SGI to help in subterranean search for bin Laden By Benjamin Pimentel San Francisco Chronicle August 22, 2005 -- ohn Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a research group, said it may also be harder to use a technology created to probe a broad area.
  22. Coast Guard is stretched thin By Robert M. Cooks Foster's Daily Democrat August 21, 2005 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, a military and security research organization, many companies that supply Coast Guard vessels with parts and equipment either have or soon are scheduled to discontinue those product lines.
  23. Cannon's future still up in the air By Marlena Hartz Portales News-tribune August 20, 2005 -- “Of all the various scenarios, the Oceana scenario struck me as the one that might go somewhere. It’s plausible that Oceana might get closed because of the encroachment issue,” said John Pike, a leading world expert on defense, space, and intelligence policy and director of Global.Security.org.
  24. Pentagon Defends Base Closings CBS August 20, 2005 -- "I don't think they're going to move a base to Florida because the governor is the president's brother," said military analyst John Pike.
  25. South Korea to join in Ulchi Focus Lens exercise Stars and Stripes August 20, 2005 -- The exercise is named after Ulchi Munduk, a Korean general, according to Globalsecurity.org, a nongovernmental military information Web site.
  26. Voting on bases starts next week By John Yaukey Gannett News Service August 20, 2005 -- In the past, roughly 85 percent of the Pentagon's recommendations have been approved. Military analyst John Pike, president of GlobalSecurity.org, says the commission probably will approve most of the Pentagon's recommendations this time as well.
  27. Casualties on Rise for Ga.'s 3rd Infantry By Russ Bynum The Associated Press August 20, 2005 -- The 3rd Infantry was the first Army division tapped for a return tour in Iraq. John Pike, a military expert who directs the defense Web site Globalsecurity.org, said a greater number of casualties "was only to be expected."
  28. New Spy Strategies to Prevent Terror CNN LIVE FROM... 14:30 ET August 17, 2005 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: That's a lot of bribery and spies to increase our human intelligence capabilities. That would be relevant to fighting terrorism in a way that reconnaissance satellites simply couldn't be.
  29. Riley pleads Maxwell's case to BRAC By Greg Wright The Montgomery Advertiser August 17, 2005 -- Although OSSG does not have many research workers, it still may make sense to move it to Massachusetts, said John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org defense analysis firm.
  30. Au Congrčs, le camp républicain se divise sur la guerre By Guillemette Faure Le Figaro August 16, 2005 -- «Jusque-là, il y a eu étonnamment peu de discussions sur les alternatives à la politique américaine actuelle en Irak», observe John Pike, de GlobalSecurity.org, une société de conseil en sécurité.
  31. Raid won't disarm Iran By Daniel T. Barkley The Cincinnati Post August 16, 2005 -- According to GlobalSecurity.Org: "In all, there are perhaps two dozen suspected nuclear facilities in Iran ... air strikes on Iran would vastly exceed the scope of the 1981 Israeli attack on the Osiraq nuclear center in Iraq, and would more resemble the opening days of the 2003 air campaign against Iraq."
  32. Spy Satellites Are Under Scrutiny By Walter Pincus The Washington Post August 16, 2005 -- Because of their small size, these satellites -- early generations had been code-named Misty -- would be almost invisible among existing space debris to enemy radars. But those same small dimensions would also limit some of their collection capabilities, according to John Pike, an expert in space vehicles with GlobalSecurity.org
  33. The Use of Improvised Explosive Devices in Iraq CNN INSIGHT 23:00 ET August 15, 2005 -- Joining us now from Washington to talk more about this is John Pike with GlobalSecurity.org.
  34. A rush to make room for returning troops By Mark Sappenfield The Christian Science Monitor August 15, 2005 -- In some respects, this is nothing new for Army soldiers. "People in the military are the most transient bunch of people that you've ever heard of," says John Pike of Globalsecurity.org. "They're always living in somebody else's house."
  35. Guard may see sweeping changes By Bryan Mitchell Knoxville News Sentinel August 15, 2005 -- Military expert John Pike, who runs the Virginia-based military research Web site globalsecurity.org, said the armory closures have not received as much attention as have the larger base closures.
  36. Permanent U.S. Bases in Iraq? Experts See a Political Minefield By Ronald Brownstein Los Angeles Times August 15, 2005 -- John E. Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, points to another indication. Although the United States is systematically training Iraqis to fight the insurgents, he notes, the Pentagon has not taken key steps — like making plans for acquiring tanks or aircraft — to build an Iraqi military capable of defending the country against its neighbors.
  37. Bomb was hidden beneath road By Tom Infield and Amy Worden Philadelphia Inquirer August 12, 2005 -- John Pike, a military expert at the Washington think tank Globalsecurity.org, said the use of culverts - under-road drainage ditches - by Iraqi insurgents "certainly is not commonly reported."
  38. UN Referral for Iran Nuclear Program Is `Next Step,' U.S. Says By Aaron Sheldrick and Jonathan Tirone Bloomberg August 12, 2005 -- Isfahan is the site of Iran's largest nuclear research center, employing as many as 3,000 scientists, and may be the primary location of Iran's nuclear weapons program, according to the Web site of the defense research organization GlobalSecurity.org.
  39. Le chant du cygne By Pauline Gravel Le Devoir.com August 12, 2005 -- este maintenant à obtenir l'aval du Congrès. Ce qui ne sera pas chose facile, selon John E. Pike, directeur du GlobalSecurity.org, un groupe de recherche privé sur les activités militaires et spatiales, qui révélait au New York Times ses doutes quant à la capacité de la NASA de respecter son budget si elle se lance dans la construction d'une nouvelle génération de fusées et capsules tout en continuant à dépenser des milliards de dollars pour ses navettes.
  40. Can Ellsworth be saved? By Randy Hascall Delaware County Daily Times August 11, 2005 -- A national defense analyst, John Pike of Global.Security.org, said the case against consolidating all B-1s at one base is one of the best arguments Ellsworth supporters could make, but that doesn’t mean it’s likely to sway commissioners.
  41. Senate Intelligence chairman quietly 'fixed' intelligence, and diverted blame from White House over Iraq By Larisa Alexandrovna The Raw Story August 11, 2005 -- John Pike, director of the Washington military watchdog GlobalSecurity.org, says the Administration’s line on the Niger documents raises questions.
  42. Scientists Claim Online Bioterror Materials Flawed Global Security Newswire August 11, 2005 -- “The first time I saw [the Mujahideen Poisons Handbook], I thought it must be a hoax,” said George Smith, a chemist with GlobalSecurity.org.
  43. Bush, Under Pressure to Cut Troops, Faces Dilemma in Iraq By Bill Roberts and Jeff St.Onge Bloomberg August 11, 2005 -- ``We are going to need somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 troops'' in Iraq ``permanently,'' said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Virginia-based defense research group. ``That would guarantee of the integrity of this little government we have set up.
  44. Now what?The Economist August 11, 2005 -- John Pike, director ofGlobalSecurity.org, a think-tank, says that America has no idea about the size or location of this uranium programme, and is unlikely to win the intrusive, unfettered access to people and places that it would need in order to verify any agreement to abandon it.
  45. A different kind of weapon of mass destruction lives on By Mike Harden Scripps Howard News Service August 10, 2005 -- It is not that Iraq wants for more-conventional tools of death. When the war began in 2003, the Web site GlobalSecurity.org contends, more than 10 million mines already had been sewn on Iraqi soil.
  46. Despite armor, more Iraq troops dying in Humvees By Lisa Hoffman Scripps Howard News Service August 10, 2005 -- John Pike, a military analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, said such battlefield back-and-forth is the nature of war, where both sides look for each other's weak points and capitalize on them. "That's normal in warfare. It's called improvisation," Pike said.
  47. Safe Landing but Fragile Future By Peter Pae, John Johnson Jr. and Alan Zarembo The Los Angeles Times August 10, 2005 -- John Pike, head of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va.-based space and military think tank, said NASA's jubilation ignored deeper safety problems. "They are all on happy pills," he said of the space agency.
  48. NASA ponders shuttle's future By Bruce Nichols The Dallas Morning News August 10, 2005 -- NASA critic John Pike, of Globalsecurity.org, a defense Web site with a space component, expressed skepticism about reports that a one-time repair may have caused the most recent insulation loss. The suggestion was that if the foam loss resulted from a one-time mistake, not a broader problem, shuttles could resume flights sooner than later.
  49. Pentagon to host 9/11 march, show By Michael McAuliff New York Daily News August 10, 2005 -- Word of the event startled some observers. "I've never heard of such a thing," said John Pike, who has been a defense analyst in Washington for 25 years and runs GlobalSecurity.org.
  50. Stronger bomb doomed 2 in Iraq By Tom Infield Philadelphia Inquirer August 10, 2005 -- That type of artillery is typically employed by China and the former Warsaw Pact nations, once the allies of the Soviet Union, said John Pike, a military expert who heads the Washington think tank Globalsecurity.org.
  51. CIA asked us to let nuclear spy go, Ruud Lubbers claims ANP August 9, 2005 -- Urenco's primary enrichment facility was in Dutch city of Almelo, near the German border. Khan had an office there by late 1974, the website of globalsecurity.org says.
  52. Discovery lands safely, but doubts linger over future By Mike McCarthy Deutsche Presse-Agentur August 9, 2005 -- 'You just have an enormous amount of people who are dedicated to taking care of the shuttle,' said John Pike, a space analyst at Globalsecurity.org. 'They have been working on the shuttle now for a third of a century.'
  53. Stakes high in Air Guard closure battle By Sylvia A. Smith Fort Wayne Journal Gazette August 9, 2005 -- Communities where active-duty bases are on the closure list protest, of course, said defense analyst John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a private think tank. “But it’s not really a traveling circus the way the Guard issue is,” he said.
  54. Is the Shuttle green? By Zoe Smeaton BBC News Magazine August 17, 2005 -- John Pike, president of GlobalSecurity.org, and an expert on the US space programme says: "The hydrochloric acid can pit the paint on your car if it is too close to the launch site."
  55. Chemist Derides Qaeda Germwar Skills Touted by Manual By Jeff Stein Congressional Quarterly August 8, 2005 -- "The first time I saw ['The Mujahideen Poisons Handbook']," George Smith of GlobalSecurity.org, who holds a Ph.D. from Lehigh University, was quoted as saying, "I thought it must be a hoax."
  56. Shakeout By Roger Fillion Rocky Mountain News August 8, 2005 -- "It's obvious there is not a commercial market for it," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  57. Travelers Use 'Clear Cards' at Orlando Airport FOXNews.com August 6, 2005 -- "I think we're going to keep this system in an experimental phase for some time to come just to be sure that we're striking the right balance between vigilance and convenience," said John Pike, founder of Globalsecurity.org.
  58. Sea Fighter Could Play Crucial Role By Seth Hettena The Associated Press August 6, 2005 -- "It's a Jim Dandy concept," said John Pike, who directs the defense and space Web site Globalsecurity.org. "I have just had some difficulty sitting down and pointing to it on the map."
  59. Recruits eager to serve in the Kentucky Guard By Michael A. Lindenberger The Courier-Journal August 6, 2005 -- ohn Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based think tank, said patriotism seems to work in other military branches.
  60. Sea robots play critical role in Navy By Matthew Fordahl The Associated Press August 5, 2005 -- The Navy is known to have at least two Super Scorpios, which it has used primarily for such recovery work as pulling wreckage from the sea after an accident. But it's possible that the United States - and other governments - have made additional, secret purchases, said John Pike, an analyst at GlobalSecurity.org.
  61. NASA admits landing risks By Bruce Nichols The Dallas Morning News August 5, 2005 -- They could be wrong again, said NASA critic John Pike, formerly of the Federation of American Scientists and now with Glo balsecurity.org. "If you look at where we've been over the last 20 years, you have to wonder," Mr. Pike said.
  62. Has the shuttle become mission impossible? By David Derbyshire The Daily Telegraph August 5, 2005 -- Solving the foam problem may not be enough to ease the concerns about safety. As John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a private research group, said after the Columbia disaster: "I thought there was a case for not returning to flight."
  63. Editorial: Equipment leaves U.S. troops vulnerable Delaware County Daily Times August 12, 2005 -- John Pike, a defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a private think tank, said the vehicles could protect troops from small arms fire -- but not a large explosion.
  64. How Britain helped Israel make the bomb By Hannah K. Strange United Press International August 4, 2005 -- Construction of the Dimona facility began in the late 1950s as the result of a secret agreement with France, which provided assistance with reactor design and construction, according to Washington based website GlobalSecurity.org.
  65. Experts differ on reservist training in wake of Marine deaths The Associated Press August 4, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a private defense policy group based in Alexandria, Va., said there is no suggestion that reservists haven't been trained well based on casualty figures and even though they don't train as frequently as active-duty soldiers, that doesn't mean they are not as well-trained.
  66. Marine Killed in Ramadi, 4-Day Toll Hits 22 By John Hendren Los Angeles Times August 4, 2005 -- John Pike, a defense analyst with globalsecurity.org, said the amphibious vehicles were designed to protect troops against shrapnel from a distant artillery burst as well as from gunfire. But like Bradleys, they cannot withstand an almost direct hit from an artillery shell.
  67. The Marines By John Koopman San Francisco Chronicle August 4, 2005 -- "The main reason for this is that the Marines are in a bad neighborhood," said John Pike, military analyst with Globalsecurity.org, a defense think tank in Washington, D.C. "The area in and around Fallujah is not a good place to be. "
  68. The Right Stuff for Future GIs? By Stan Crock BusinessWeek August 4, 2005 -- The Army brass figures that tomorrow's more mobile GIs will be able to see first, strike first, and dodge counterattacks. "[FCS] is just going to drive circles around everybody," says John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org in Alexandria, Va. "The enemy is going to be roadkill."
  69. Marine vehicle no longer safe against insurgent bombs By Darrin Mortenson North County Times August 3, 2005 -- "These vehicles were not designed to withstand the type of bombs that (insurgents) are using out there," John Pike, a military analyst with the Virginia-based think tank globalsecurity.org, said in Wednesday.
  70. Arraignment in shooting delayed By Keith Rogers and Frank Curreri Las Vegas Review-Journal August 3, 2005 -- According to globalsecurity.org, a defense and intelligence policy organization, about 4,000 members of the 4th Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team were spread across nine forward operating bases in a 15,000-square mile area around Balad Air Base, north of Baghdad
  71. Hopes, dreams, contracts By James Bernstein and Tom Incantalupo Newsday August 3, 2005 -- John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a Washington, D.C.-based think-tank that monitors space and defense programs, said that DeLay has seen to it that federal funds keep coming to NASA. "He has basically re-created in some sense the political support [for space exploration] that started with Lyndon Johnson" in the 1960s, Pike said.
  72. Bush asks to present Cecil's case By Gregory Piatt And J. Taylor Rushing The Florida Times-Union August 3, 2005 -- Much of the problems with locals at Oceana have to do with noise from the Navy jet fighters that land at full throttle, said John Pike, a defense analyst with the military Web site GlobalSecurity.org, which is based in Alexandria, Va. Many locals have built homes in the flight paths and pilots have to alter normal flying patterns.
  73. Critican reanudación minas antipersonales Agencia EFE August 3, 2005 -- De acuerdo con GlobalSecurity.org, un sitio de internet que se especializa en asuntos militares, todas estas armas son minas terrestres que pueden "configurarse en modalidad letal o no letal".
  74. Marines Have One of Roughest Jobs in Iraq By John J. Lumpkin The Associated Press August 3, 2005 -- "It's basically designed to get across the beach and get a few dozen miles inland," said John Pike, a military expert with Globalsecurity.org. "The point being, once (Marines) had managed to secure the beachhead and get a few miles inland, the Army would come ashore and take over from there."
  75. Marine 'hogs' not designed to withstand roadside bombs By Lisa Hoffman Scripps Howard News Service August 3, 2005 -- But Powell and John Pike, a military analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, said even the far-better-protected Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles have not been immune to the destructive force of insurgent bombs and armor-piercing rounds.
  76. Billerica-made bomb-seeking vans heading to Iraq and Afghanistan By Evan Lehmann Lowell Sun August 3, 2005 -- “They know they've got a big problem,” John Pike, a military analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said of the Army's view on IEDs.
  77. Marines in Iraq Killed in Amphibious Truck By Pauline Jelinek The Associated Press August 3, 2005 -- You could certainly question whether an amphibious vehicle is the most appropriate ... to be driving around in a desert," said John Pike, defense analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a private think tank.
  78. Astronaut To Make Unprecedented Repair On Space Shuttle Discovery By Jim Bertel Voice of America August 2, 2005 -- John Pike, the director of Globalsecurity.org, a military and space research group, says this could create a dangerous trail of super-heated gases.
  79. Astronaut to make repairs to shuttle Australian Broadcasting Corporation August 2, 2005 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: It could exceed the temperature capacity of tiles towards the back of the shuttle. That could cause a burn-through and that could lead to the destruction of the vehicle.
  80. Blacks Urged to do more to Help Africa By Hazel Trice Edney Amsterdam News August 2, 2005 -- More than 2 million people have died either by violence, disease or other war-related impacts over the past decade, according to Globalsecurity.org.
  81. Redesign Is Seen for Next Craft, NASA Aides Say By William J. Broad The New York Times August 2, 2005 -- Congress would have to approve the initiative, and many questions remain. John E. Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a private Washington research group on military and space topics, said he wondered how NASA could remain within its budget while continuing to pay billions of dollars for the shuttle and building a new generation of rockets and capsules.
  82. Saudi king's death rattles oil market By Tom Walker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution August 2, 2005 -- If anything, the new king is expected to be more assertive in making internal reforms in Saudi Arabia, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  83. Oil Surges to Record as King Fahd's Death Raises Supply Concern By Mark Shenk Bloomberg August 1, 2005 -- Sultan was born in 1928, according to GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Virginia-based organization that tracks global security issues.
  84. King Fahd, Saudi Arabia's Ruler for 23 Years, Dies By James Cordahi and Sean Evers Bloomberg August 1, 2005 -- Abdullah's half-brother, Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Defense, becomes Crown Prince, the Royal Court spokesman said on state TV. He was born in 1928, according to GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Virginia-based organization that tracks global security issues.
  85. Oil Climbs Above $61 as King Fahd's Death Raises Supply Concern By Mark Shenk Bloomberg August 1, 2005 -- Sultan was born in 1928, according to GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Virginia-based organization that tracks global security issues.
  86. OLF old before its time? By Bill Sandifer Washington Daily News August 1, 2005 -- "Flight test of the new ACLS flight control (system) was completed in April 2000 onboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) for both the F-14D and F-14A aircraft with very favorable results," reports globalsecurity.org.
  87. Analysts: Detroit attack not likely By Bill Shea The Times Herald August 1, 2005 -- If the F-16s are retired, Detroit would be in a situation faced by other major cities, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  88. Air defense artillery battalions morph to meet threats By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes August 1, 2005 -- The North Korean air threat, according to GlobalSecurity.org, includes hundreds of fixed-wing Chinese and Russian 1950s- and 1960s-vintage aircraft, helicopters and surface-to-surface missiles.