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September 2005 News

  1. Senate panel inserts $10 million for Parsons plant scheduled to close By John Milburn The Associated Press September 30, 2005 -- "Normally you don't spend money on a facility that's about to be closed," said John Pike, a military analyst with globalsecurity.org in Alexandria, Va. "It's basically doing an end-run around BRAC."
  2. Israeli lobby spy case suggests new push to keep leaks from reporters By John Byrne The Raw Story September 30, 2005 -- John Pike, who runs the defense watchdog GlobalSecurity.org, agrees. “The United States does not have an Official Secrets Act like they have in Britain,” Pike added, referring to a law which extends prosecution to journalists who disclose information they know is classified. “What they’re doing in this case by indicting them for conspiracy is to create a Secrets Act.”
  3. Review Leads to Upheaval in Spy Satellite Programs By Douglas Jehl The New York Times September 30, 2005 -- John Pike, who operates the defense and intelligence Web site called GlobalSecurity.org, said, "Some would say it's time to recognize that the world has changed - that the number of intelligence questions that can be answered with images from space is very limited.
  4. Speaking their language: $3.1B in contracts By James Bernstein Newsday September 30, 2005 -- John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, which monitors the defense industry, said that there is a potential security risk in the Army's outsourcing so much translating work.
  5. Pentagon gives OK to Osprey By Suzette Parmley The Philadelphia Inquirer September 29, 2005 -- "There was some question whether the Osprey had engineering or physics problems," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy think tank in Alexandria, Va.
  6. Google Earth Rocks Satellite Imagery World By Liza Porteus The Associated Press September 29, 2005 -- "If I was going to be going through all the trouble to conduct a well-planned assault on a nuclear power plant, I'm not going to trust some Web site to do my intelligence collection," said John Pike, founder of GlobalSecurity.org.
  7. Man Charged in Illegal Shipment of Jet Parts By Tony Perry The Los Angeles Times September 27, 2005 -- The F-5s, in particular, are falling into disrepair because of the U.S. arms embargo against Iran, according to GlobalSecurity.org, which tracks international military matters.
  8. US forced to import bullets from Israel as troops use 250,000 for every rebel killed By Andrew Buncombe The Independent September 25, 2005 -- John Pike, director of the Washington military research group GlobalSecurity.org, said that, based on the GAO's figures, US forces had expended around six billion bullets between 2002 and 2005. "How many evil-doers have we sent to their maker using bullets rather than bombs? I don't know," he said.
  9. Big post-strife strides By Scott Stocker Rocky Mountain News September 22, 2005 -- The war began in 1993, is ongoing and has claimed the lives of about 200,000 people, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  10. Renzi wants patrol to peer into MexicoBy Billy House The Arizona Republic September 22, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a think tank based in Alexandria, Va., said Renzi's plan to use military technology to peer across the border for potential undocumented immigrants and smugglers does not, in his view, raise any privacy concerns.
  11. NASA Proposes The Moon -- On A Budget NBC.com September 20, 2005 -- "NASA keeps trying to replace the shuttle while still flying it, and it simply hasn't produced any replacement hardware," said John Pike, of globalsecurity.org. "It's produced a lot of pretty pictures, and not much beyond that."
  12. NASA Planning Return to Moon Within 13 Years By Warren E. Leary The New York Times September 20, 2005 -- John E. Pike, a space policy expert with the consulting firm GlobalSecurity.org, said NASA needed to sell more people on the value of a Moon program if it is to preserve future budgets and continue space exploration.
  13. Back to Moon via 'Apollo on Steroids' By Peter Pae Los Angeles Times September 20, 2005 -- "If you're not going to have a lunar landing until 2018, how are you going to keep people and Congress interested?" said John Pike, a space policy analyst for GlobalSecurity.org.
  14. All It Touched Off Was a Debate By Fred Kaplan The New York Times September 18, 2005 -- "It was a defining symbol of an era," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "For its supporters, it was 'peace through strength.' For its opponents, it was 'the mad momentum of the arms race.' Both sides cared about it so much. Now it's going out, and nobody even notices."
  15. Guard units stretched thin By Stephen J. Hedges The Chicago Tribune September 17, 2005 -- "These guys get the hand-me-downs," said John Pike, a military analyst with GlobalSecurity.org. "And some of these units are turning into just bunches of guys. I think between the flipping of equipment [to Guard units] and the wearing out of equipment and being under-strength, I don't know how much more you could take as a force."
  16. Boeing May Lose Part of Spy Satellite Pact By Lolita C. Baldor The Associated Press September 16, 2005 -- The program, however, has been plagued with problems, included reported cost overruns and delays. Known as Future Imagery Architecture, the program was expected to be one of the most expensive in the history of U.S. intelligence-gathering, according to an analysis by GlobalSecurity.org, a private think tank.
  17. Russia warns U.S. against new nuclear doctrineReuters September 14, 2005 -- The unclassified document was available on numerous Web sites such as GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy Web site.
  18. Pentagon draft plan calls for preemptive use of nukes By Tom Regan The Christian Science Monitor September 14, 2005 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a leading global intelligence firm, also has a copy of the document on its website.
  19. U.S. Lacks Unified Emergency Radio System By Matthew Fordhal and Bruce Meyerson The Associated Press September 13, 2005 -- The much-criticized federal response to Katrina shows that even the latest equipment is no guarantee of smooth communications, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  20. What is the Scorpene rediff.com September 12, 2005 -- The cost is yet to be officially disclosed. But according to globalsecurity.org, the six Scorpene submarines will cost approximately $4.6 billion.
  21. Pentagon Studies Pre-Emptive Nuclear Strikes By David S. Cloud The New York Times September 11, 2005 -- A Pentagon official confirmed that a copy of the document posted on the national security Web site GlobalSecurity.org was authentic.
  22. Cold War bases holding on, finding new missions By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press September 11, 2005 -- The connections between towns and bases have led officials like Thune to work hard to save them. That factor may play a role in the bases' continued life, said John Pike, a military analyst with the Web site globalsecurity.org.
  23. Homeland security still vulnerable, experts say By Nik Bonopartis Poughkeepsie Journal September 11, 2005 -- It's unlikely the public would accept security restrictions on trains that cause the kind of delays people have become accustomed to at airports, said Francois Boo, a research analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based analysis group.
  24. Pentagon document would alter nuclear weapons plan Reuters September 10, 2005 -- The unclassified document was available on numerous Web sites such as GlobalSecurity.org, a defense policy Web site.
  25. Move of the Intruder By Jessie Stensland Whidbey News Times September 9, 2005 -- The versatile aircraft delivered more ordnance over Vietnam that did the B-52, bombed Libya in 1986 and was used extensively in Operation Desert Storm, according to www.globalsecurity.org.
  26. NorthCom chief faults training for problems By Pam Zubeck The Gazette September 10, 2005 -- John Pike, executive director of the defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va., called the training void “bewildering.”
  27. Feds limit freedom at Freedom Walk By Paul H.B. Shin Daily News September 10, 2005 -- "I don't know how we can let such a simple thing get so complicated," said John Pike, a noted Washington defense analyst who runs GlobalSecurity.org.
  28. Davis doctor weary of wounds of war By Claire St. John The Davis Enterprise September 9, 2005 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, 1,891 soldiers have been killed since the war started in 2003, and 12,762 have been wounded.
  29. A look at terrorism threat as fourth anniversary of 9/11 nears By Lisa Hoffman Scripps Howard News Service September 9, 2005 -- "It's good terrorist weather," said John Pike, a national security analyst at GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va.
  30. Ready for war, but keeping the peace in Afghanistan By Nancy Montgomery Stars and Stripes September 9, 2005 -- “That has a very long and honorable tradition,” said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a military think tank. “It goes back to Black Jack Pershing in World War I.”
  31. Four years after 9/11, are we scared of too much? By Lance Gay Scripps Howard News Service September 8, 2005 -- George Smith of the Washington research tank GlobalSecurity.org says U.S. assessments of the capabilities of terrorists are far too scary. He says they serve to spread a sense of helplessness against terrorism and result in dispersing federal funds into hundreds of defensive projects.
  32. 'They lied to us to get us to move' By Ros Taylor Guardian Unlimited: Newsblog September 8, 2005 -- In another damning article, the White House's protests that the effects of Hurricane Katrina could not have been foreseen are undermined by GlobalSecurity.org, which says 50 federal, state and volunteer organisations held a five-day exercise in July 2004, simulating "Hurricane Pam", a storm surge that broke through New Orleans levees.
  33. US changes position on Cuba's weapons By Tom Regan The Christian Science Monitor September 8, 2005 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a leading security think tank, reports that Cuba's biotechnology industry is "one of the most advanced in emerging countries."
  34. Sub base dissenter explains vote By Katherine Hutt Scott Norwich Bulletin September 7, 2005 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense analysis firm, had a political explanation for Hansen's vote on Groton.
  35. Authorities Blamed For Communications Networks' Failure Under Katrina's Attack By Loring Wirbel EE Times September 5, 2005 -- John Pike, director of security and intelligence Web site GlobalSecurity.org, expects to see study groups and commissions formed that will recommend establishment of coast-to-coast fault-tolerant communications networks.
  36. 911th saved, for now, but its future remains cloudy By Patrick O'Shea Beaver County Times Allegheny Times September 4, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va., defense analysis firm, said Thursday the congressional Base Realignment and Closure Committee's decision to keep the 911th open as a homeland security facility was one of the moves that caused him to scratch his head.
  37. Editorial: Officials, relief efforts stunningly inadequate San Antonio Express-News September 3, 2005 -- "Is the problem that they are only just now beginning to understand how serious the damage was?" John Pike, director of the national security policy group known as GlobalSecurity.org, said on his Web site.
  38. Has terror hurt disaster relief? By Karen MacPherson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette September 3, 2005 -- John Pike, a national security analyst who heads a Virginia think tank called Globalsecurity.org, believes that FEMA always has had trouble getting its act together.
  39. Government Saw Flood Risk but Not Levee Failure By Scott Shane and Eric Lipton The New York Times September 1, 2005 -- "Is the problem that they are only just now beginning to understand how serious the damage was?" said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity .org, a national security policy group in Washington. "Did they not have a contingency for a disaster of this magnitude?"
  40. CG pledges continued S&R from Otis despite closure By David Irland The Martha's Vineyard Times September 1, 2005 -- The southern part of the reservation, around 5,500 acres, is where the runways, maintenance areas, access roads, housing, and support facilities for the Coast Guard, Army National Guard, and the Otis Air National Guard are located, according to the web site globalsecurity.org.
  41. Off their guard By Mark Benjamin Salon.com September 1, 2005 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense information Web site, said it is too early to tell if there will be enough National Guard troops in the area to respond to Katrina. But he hopes that it will spark a debate about how to fix the National Guard.