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March 2006 News

  1. Iran fires missile that can evade radar - TV By Parinoosh Arami Reuters March 31, 2006 -- The U.S.-based military affairs Web site globalsecurity.org describes the Fajr-3 as a 240 mm artillery rocket with a 25-mile range, one of a group of light rockets Iran has developed mainly for tactical use on the battlefield.
  2. The US propaganda machine: Oh, what a lovely war By Andrew Buncombe The Independent March 30, 2006 -- John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based defence think-tank, who reviewed some of the Lincoln Group stories, said he found them unconvincing. "Anybody who knows about propaganda knows the first rule of propaganda is that it should not look like propaganda," he said. "It's embarrassing enough that [the US military] got caught ... but then for their product to be so cheesy ... It's just embarrassing."
  3. Army ammo plant to get more work By Larry Kershner Golden Triangle Media.com March 30, 2006 -- According to the globalsecurity.org website, the plant has 4.3 million square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space.
  4. Director-soldier brings theater expertise to war zone By Carol Azizian The Flint Journal March 30, 2006 -- The International Zone (formerly known as the Green Zone) is the heavily guarded area of closed-off streets in central Baghdad where U.S. occupation authorities live and work, according to the Web site www.globalsecurity.org.
  5. Saudis, with Pakistani help, working on nuclear programme Agence France Presse March 28, 2006 -- Cicero, which will appear on newstands on Thursday, also quoted a US military analyst, John Pike, as saying that Saudi bar codes can be found on half of Pakistan's nuclear weapons "because it is Saudi Arabia which ultimately co-financed the Pakistani atomic nuclear programme".
  6. Google Earth Raises Privacy, Security Issues By Essam Al-Ghalib Arab News March 27, 2006 -- John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, which has an online repository of satellite imagery, explained in a recent New York Times article, that Google didn’t acquire any new imagery, but was rather, “simply repurposing imagery that somebody else had already acquired.
  7. Canadian rescue role surprises some By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press March 26, 2006 -- John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military policy think tank in Alexandria, Va., asked: What's the big deal? "It would seem to me that the scandal would have been if they hadn't been there," Pike said. "The lives of Canadian nationals were at stake.
  8. Unwelcome: Landowners won't sell to the Navy, and there are the birds By Estes Thompson The Associated Press March 26, 2006 -- John Pike, a military analyst at globalsecurity.org, said that since the 1960s, the military hasn't had much of a need to build any new bases.
  9. Lockheed will rely on Houston By Roger Fillion Rocky Mountain News March 25, 2006 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said it made political sense for Lockheed to parcel out its work among four states.
  10. Businesses find benefits, costs in war work By Randi F. Marshall Newsday March 25, 2006 -- John Pike, the director of globalsecurity.org, a Washington, D.C., think tank that follows the defense industry, noted that, beyond the obvious winners, restaurants, shops, attractions, real estate agents and construction companies in Washington, D.C., are benefiting from the work in Iraq, as defense contractors add employees, who, at times, flood the D.C. area and shop, eat and work there.
  11. Bush's Requests for Iraqi Base Funding Make Some Wary of Extended Stay By Peter Spiegel The Los Angeles Times March 24, 2006 -- Sources: U.S. Central Command, Congressional Research Service, GlobalSecurity.org
  12. Navy bomb exercises rattle nerves By Patricio G. Balona Daytona Beach News-Journal March 24, 2006 -- According to the Web site http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/pinecastle.htm, the Navy's range in the Ocala National Forest is the only place on the East Coast where the Navy can perform live bomb training.
  13. Despite partnership, Russia spying on U.S. By Douglas Birch The Baltimore Sun March 23, 2006 -- John Pike, an arms expert and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said the manufacture of advanced devices requires not just sophisticated components but experienced managers, robotic systems and highly trained workers.
  14. US Ports CNN: LOU DOBBS TONIGHT March 20, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: President Chavez seems to be doing everything within his power to get on America's enemies' list. And at the same time, you have a Venezuelan-owned string of gas stations here in the United States that people are filling up their tanks every day and not evening thinking about it.
  15. What will happen in Iraq? By Darryl Levings The Kansas City Star March 19, 2006 -- John Pike, Director, GlobalSecurity.org a defense and security information Web site
  16. P-3s evolving into much more than submarine hunters By Jennifer H. Svan Stars and Stripes March 19, 2006 -- The new P-8A MMA (multimission aircraft) will be equipped with improved maritime surveillance and attack capability, including advanced anti-submarine warfare sensors, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  17. 7,000 more Schofield troops training to go By William Cole The Honolulu Advertiser March 19, 2006 -- John Pike, director of Virginia-based defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said Iraq "could turn into a genocidal civil war with unexpected suddenness" if there is another event like the Samarra mosque bombing.
  18. Americanos condenam guerra, mas pacifismo vive tempos de apatia Agência EFE March 18, 2006 -- "O que era diferente nos anos 60, quando os EUA se envolveram no Vietnã, é que existia um grande ativismo", disse à EFE John Pike, analista em questões militares do site GlobalSecurity.org, que lembra que aqueles foram os anos da luta pelos direitos civis, do feminismo e dos "hippies".
  19. Marines continue to play key role in Iraq By Mark Walker North Country Times March 18, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the military monitoring group Global Security.org in Washington, said last week that despite all the pronouncements of progress from the Pentagon, the number of U.S. killed and wounded is the true barometer.
  20. Iraq's course remains rocky By Lisa Zagaroli The Sacramento Bee March 18, 2006 -- The petroleum situation is a disaster because it hampers progress in other areas, said John Pike, the director of Globalsecurity.org, a nonprofit think tank that specializes in defense issues.
  21. Sending a message By Matthew B. Stannard San Francisco Chronicle March 17, 2006 -- Operation Swarmer, called the largest air assault since the United States invaded Iraq three years ago, was also a "preview of coming attractions," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military think tank.
  22. Law, retaliation doom whistleblowers, panelists say By Nikki Troia The First Amendment Center March 17, 2006 -- Panelist Michael German, an FBI whistleblower now with GlobalSecurity.org, said that while he was an undercover agent, “government secrecy kept me alive.”
  23. Detainee transcripts reveal more questions By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press March 16, 2006 -- The lack of concrete evidence cited in the transcripts against detainees — many of whom were captured in Afghanistan in the months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — might create the impression they’re being held unjustly, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military policy think tank.
  24. Commentary: Sometimes doing nothing is the best approach By Jodeane Albright Pocatello Idaho State Journal March 14, 2006 -- GlobalSecurity.org points out the shah planned 20 nuclear power reactors in the country; all those plans came to an abrupt end with the 1979 revolution, which coincided with the hostage-taking, and Iran-U.S. relations sank like a stone.
  25. Renegade cleric strengthens his hand By Borzou Daragahi The Seattle Times March 14, 2006 -- Additional material from The Associated Press and globalsecurity.org
  26. SBI offers integration challenge By Alice Lipowicz Washington Technology March 13, 2006 -- “It’s hard to imagine this will go too far down the road without a confrontation about America’s immigration and labor policies,” said John Pike, director of consulting firm globalsecurity.org in Alexandria, Va.
  27. As third anniversary of war nears, Iraq reconstruction stalls By Lisa Zagaroli McClatchy Newspapers March 13, 2006 -- The petroleum situation is a disaster because it hampers progress in other areas, said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a nonprofit think tank that specializes in defense issues.
  28. Moon race nears liftoff By Roger Fillion Rocky Mountain News March 13, 2006 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, estimates the award is worth from $10 billion to $20 billion over the life of the contract.
  29. Buried secrets, sudden death By Josh Flory The Columbia Daily Tribune March 12, 2006 -- Francois Boo, a research associate at GlobalSecurity.org — a Web site that specializes in national security information — said IEDs are popular with the Iraqi insurgency because they’re relatively easy to make and fairly effective.
  30. THE IRAQ WAR: Three Years By Anna Badkhen The San Francisco Chronicle March 12, 2006 -- "If, despite our best efforts, a genocidal civil war erupts, I don't think there's any support on the (Capitol) Hill for us to be trapped in a cross fire," said John Pike, who heads the Washington-based defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  31. Ditching deal on ports has little cost By Brad Foss The Associated Press March 11, 2006 -- On the other hand, critics who say Congress overreacted "might have a different appreciation of the ports deal if the various emirs of the United Arab Emirates were to be swept away by some sort of Islamic revolution," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  32. 'Top Gun' Jets Return From Final Combat By Sonja Barisic The Associated Press March 11, 2006 -- "If you want to think about airplanes that have defined the air age, this would have to be on the short list," military analyst John Pike said.
  33. Navy's 'Top Gun' Jets Complete Final Combat Mission The Associated Press March 11, 2006 -- The supersonic F-14 originally was intended to defend American aircraft carriers from Soviet bombers carrying long-range cruise missiles, said Mr. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a research center on security issues based in Alexandria, Va.
  34. Abu Ghraib wieder in den Händen des Irak Kleine Zeitung March 10, 2006 -- In den letzten Jahren unter Saddam Hussein waren auf dem 115 Hektar großen Gelände nach Informationen des unabhängigen US-Politikinstituts globalsecurity.org bis zu 15.000 Häftlinge untergebracht.
  35. Abou Ghraib bientôt fermée Par Nadège Belange, avec Reuters L'express March 10, 2006 -- Selon le site Internet d'un groupe de recherche indépendant américain - www.globalsecurity.org - Abou Ghraib a compté jusqu'à 15  000 détenus en 2001, répartis par groupes de 40 dans des cellules mesurant à peine quatre mètres sur quatre.
  36. Guard role proposed in NorthCom leadership By Pam Zubeck The Gazette March 10, 2006 -- Pike, executive director of the defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org of Alexandria, Va., said the moves may signal that officials want to dedicate certain Guard and Reserve forces to homeland security after the Hurricane Katrina lesson.
  37. U.S. faces 'no greater' challenge than defiant Iran By Steven Edwards The Ottawa Citizen March 10, 2006 -- "Tehran's got half of a deal with the Russians, so Moscow is going to say 'give peace a chance,'" said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a Washington-based military information database.
  38. As reservists come home, Pentagon shifts burden to regular forces By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. National Journal March 10, 2006 -- "The plan all along was to burn through the Guard and Reserve as a stopgap measure, [since] the fall of 2003, when it finally started to sink in that [Army leaders] had a long war on their hands," said John Pike of Globalsecurity.org, which keeps extensive public databases on the state of the U.S. military.
  39. Iran CNN: LOU DOBBS TONIGHT March 10, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: The Israelis for the last 15 years have been modernizing their air force in order to give them the ability to strike targets in Iran. The primary requirement for all their new airplanes that they've been buying is that they be able to fly unrefueled to the distance of these targets in Iran and return safely to Israel.
  40. Iran CNN: YOUR WORLD TODAY March 9, 2006 -- We want to get some perspective and some answers from John Pike. He's the director of GlobalSecurity.org and he joins us now from Washington.
  41. Les Etats-Unis veulent fermer Abou Ghraïb Liberation.fr (avec agences) March 09, 2006 -- Pour la seule année 1984, 4.000 détenus y furent exécutés, selon le site (www.globalsecurity.org), un groupe de recherche indépendant américain.
  42. What Are The U.S. Military Options Against Iran? By Jonathan Karl ABCNews.com March 9, 2006 -- "I think there is a very real probability the first choice of diplomacy is going to be shown to be a dead end," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. "And then everybody is going to have to confront what your second choice is -- is it atomic ayatollahs or is it the military option?"
  43. FOIA advocates named to national hall of fame First Amendment Center March 08, 2006 -- John E. Pike, director, GlobalSecurity.org
  44. Court Hears Arguments Over FBI Agent Accused of Exposing Probe By Josh Gerstein The New York Sun March 8, 2006 -- One intelligence analyst, John Pike, said that the allegations conform to the modus operandi for Chinese agents. "I would say it's consistent with their general priority to go after everything that isn't nailed down," said Mr. Pike, who heads a research group, Globalsecurity.org.
  45. Iran CNN: INSIGHT March 5, 2006 -- MANN: Joining us now to talk about where things stand is John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  46. Weldon grills execs of UAE seaport firm By Keith Phucas The Times Herald March 05, 2006 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org A.Q. Khan, former head of Pakistan's nuclear program, admitted selling nuclear technology to Iran, Libya and North Korea and shipping equipment through the UAE.
  47. Nato may help US airstrikes on Iran By Sarah Baxter and Uzi Mahnaimi The Sunday Times March 05, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the US military studies group Globalsecurity.org, said America had little to gain from Nato military help. “I think we are attempting to bring the alliance along politically so that when all diplomatic initiatives have been exhausted and we blow up their sites, we can say, ‘Look, we gave it our best shot’.”
  48. Varied tales emerge from Guantanamo files By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press March 05, 2006 -- "They're all armed," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military policy think tank in Alexandria, Va. "If they weren't, they'd be in trouble. There are clan rivalries there. Without a weapon they'd feel naked."
  49. Can China Sustain The Arms Race? By Sonya Bryskine The Epoch Times March 04, 2006 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a respected online resource of security information, places the 1988 military spending as a single line item in the Soviet state budget, totalling 21 billion rubles, or about US$33 billion.
  50. Bloated Osprey flies By Richard Sisk New York Daily News March 03, 2006 -- "There's just so much riding on this thing," said John Pike, a GlobalSecurity.org analyst
  51. U.S. studies Lebanon's military By Christine Spolar Chicago Tribune March 03, 2006 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, the Lebanese armed forces were long crippled by infighting and internal upheaval.
  52. Rumsfeld: Remember the Cold War By Steve Kraske and Rick Montgomery Kansas City Star March 02, 2006 -- “He’s got an apples and oranges problem” lumping the behavior of Iraq, Iran and other hostile nations into a global fight against terrorism, said John Pike of defense consultant Globalsecurity.org. “This is the global war on things that annoy us…”