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April 2006 News

  1. Opinion & Editorial: Iran invasion would bring fatal consequences By Monty Rohde The Badger Herald April 28, 2006 -- Iran has a small inventory of missiles that have the necessary 1,300 km range to strike targets within Israel, according to Globalsecurity.org, and since the First Gulf War, Israel has developed an effective anti-ballistic-missile program.
  2. Minnesota's Old Guard By Mark Brunswick Star Tribune April 27, 2006 -- Sources: Minnesota National Guard, Minnesota Historical Society, GlobalSecurity.org.
  3. Return of fallen not for public By Bruce Campinon-Smith and Tonda MacCharles Toronto Star April 26, 2006 -- John Pike, a military analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, says that the government likely fears that allowing images of the returning caskets "would undermine public support for the war effort."
  4. U.S. Fighting Terrorism Through Security Partnerships in Africa By Jim Fisher-Thompson Washington File April 26, 2006 -- A good example of the QDR strategy at work in Africa is the CJTF-HOA, where a combined U.S. force of approximately 1,300 soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen has been stationed at a former Foreign Legion post in Djibouti, working "to deny safe havens, external support and material assistance for terrorist activity," according to the GlobalSecurity.org Web site.
  5. Minisub Program Involving USS Greeneville Canceled The Greeneville Sun April 24, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the military think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said it is puzzling that the program was allowed to limp along so long, the article said.
  6. Balad Air Base in Iraq Evidence That U.S. Planning to Stay For a Long Time; 15-Square-Mile Mini-City One of Four 'Superbases' Where The Pentagon Will Consolidate U.S. Forces Newsweek April 23, 2006 -- In Korea, where tens of thousands of U.S. soldiers have been deployed for 55 years since the end of the Korean War, "they're only just now moving American troops out of temporary facilities like huts to real buildings," says John Pike, a Washington security expert.
  7. Negroponte Cites 'Innovations' in Integrating Intelligence By Walter Pincus The Washington Post April 21, 2006 -- "He may have made the decision, but it sounds like the House intelligence committee may have other ideas on this subject," said John Pike, a specialist in satellite programs and director of GlobalSecurity.org, an organization that conducts research on security issues and works to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons.
  8. Costs sink Navy minisub program By William Cole The Honolulu Advertiser April 20, 2006 -- John Pike, director of military think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said it is puzzling that the program was allowed to limp along so long.
  9. Raytheon gets $144M AF contract for bomb By David Wichner Arizona Daily Star April 19, 2006 -- "It would be difficult to overstate the importance of this program," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  10. DHS Dumps British-Owned Security Firm By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos FOXNews.com April 17, 2006 -- John Pike, head of GlobalSecurity.org, a clearinghouse for national security information and intelligence, said Wackenhut has done a solid job in providing private security to the government for many years and cannot be judged by the recent uproar.
  11. U.S. strike on Iran could make Iraq look like a warm-up bout By Tim Harper Toronto Star April 15, 2006 -- John Pike, a military analyst at globalsecurity.org, predicts strikes in the summer of 2007, safely away from the presidential election the next year.
  12. Iran displays its military strength By Anton La Guardia The Independent - Bangladesh April 13, 2006 -- Charles Vick, an expert on the Iranian rocket program at GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Alexandria, Virginia, said one strategy was apparently to stack a Shahab-1 or Shahab-2 atop a Shahab-3, making a tall missile with two stages.
  13. U.S. contemplates military confrontation with Iran over nuclear program ABC News April 10, 2006 -- "I think it is basically a form of coercive diplomacy to communicate that the U.S. does have military options if the diplomatic track does not succeed," said director of globalsecurity.org, John Pike.
  14. Cómo atacar 400 objetivos sin provocar un contraataque By Pablo Pardo El Mundo April 13, 2006 -- «Destruir el programa nuclear iraní nos llevaría unas horas», explicaba ayer a este periódico John Pike, director del think-tank de defensa Global Security.
  15. Did the U.S. Save Osama bin Laden?By Kenneth R. Timmerman NewsMax.com April 12, 2006 -- The first Block 60 "Desert Falcon" aircraft were delivered in May 2005, and include an APG-80 agile beam radar, an internalized forward-looking infrared targeting system, a new cockpit, internal electronic counter measures, enhanced-performance F110-GE-132 engine, and conformal fuel tanks, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  16. State Dept Official: Iran Could Build Nukes in 'Days' By Kenneth R. Timmerman NewsMax.com April 12, 2006 -- The Natanz facility is buried 75 feet underground and has a reinforced concrete roof, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  17. Critics: National intelligence office not doing much By John Diamond USA TODAY April 12, 2006 -- The Pentagon still dominates intelligence decision-making, despite Congress' intent to create more civilian control, said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-based defense think tank.
  18. Bush's denial of plans for Iran hit wrong chord before Test Site blast By Launce Rake Las Vegas Sun April 11, 2006 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, another organization that has been critical of the administration's weapons policies, found the agency's claim that the test would simulate multiple conventional detonations particularly unrealistic.
  19. How likely is war with Iran? By seattletimes.com staff Seattle Times April 10, 2006 -- "Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, is dying of cancer. But he is convinced that his legacy will be glorious."
  20. US planning attack against Iran: Hersh Reporter: Stephen McDonell Australian Broadcasting Corporation April 10, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, DIRECTOR GlobalSecurity.org: I think it's, basically, a form of coercive diplomacy: to communicate that the United States does have military options if the diplomatic track does not succeed.
  21. South Asia, Pacific ratcheting up armsBy Carmen Gentile ISN Security Watch April 10, 2006 -- "Historically, Indonesia has had what's been termed a 'light military', nothing more than a bunch of speedboats, jeeps, and cargo planes," John E. Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, told ISN Security Watch. "Basically it's nothing more than an internal force."
  22. Bush 'is planning nuclear strikes on Iran's secret sites' By Philip Sherwell The Telegraph April 9, 2006 -- Sources: GlobalSecurity.org, USA Today
  23. Focus: Gunning for Iran The Sunday Times April 9, 2006 -- “The Iranians need 100% of their programme to build nuclear bombs,” the American defence analyst John Pike, of globalsecurity.org, pointed out. “We don’t have to destroy 100% of their facilities to deny the ayatollahs a nuclear capability.”
  24. Airmen honored for work in Iraq By R. Norman Moody Florida Today April 8, 2006 -- The involvement of airmen and sailors on the ground in non-traditional roles is necessary because the Army and Marines have been stretched, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington D.C.-based defense research organization.
  25. Iraq war acts as testing lab for gee-whiz technology By Lisa Hoffman Scripps Howard News Service April 6, 2006 -- Actual combat conditions provide an incomparable testing ground for new technology, said John Pike, director of the national-security think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  26. Holmes: Iran's 'wonder weapons' are limited, but they are still a threat By Andrew Selsky Athens Banner-Herald April 6, 2006 -- John Pike, who runs the invaluable GlobalSecurity.org Web site, observes that arming Russian warships with such a weapon amounted to a "stunt" on Moscow's part.
  27. Lockheed suit: Orlando unit's secrets stolen By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel April 5, 2006 -- Such high-tech trade-secret litigation has become more common in the defense industry in recent years, according to John Pike, an industry analyst and founder of GlobalSecurity.org, a research organization in Washington, D.C.
  28. Iran Joins the Space Club, but Why? By William J. Broad and David E. Sanger The New York Times April 4, 2006 -- Charles P. Vick, an expert on the Iranian rocket program at GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Alexandria, Va., said one strategy was apparently to stack a Shahab-1 or Shahab-2 atop a Shahab-3, making a tall missile with two stages. It might have a range of nearly 2,000 miles. Other variants, Mr. Vick said, would go further.
  29. Crew survives cargo jet crash in Delaware By Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY April 4, 2006 -- John Pike of Globalsecurity.org, a defense think tank in Alexandria, Va., said that five years ago, 58% of the C-5 fleet was flyable. The rest were in the shop.
  30. Iran erprobt Fajr-3-Rakete - Hintergrund RIA Novosti April 3, 2006 -- Reuters betonte unter Hinweis auf die amerikanische Web-Site globalsecurity.org, dass die Fajr-3-Raketen in Iran hauptsächlich zu taktischen Zwecken entwickelt wurden.
  31. Spy Sats Seek Relevance in War on Terror By Michael Fabey DefenseNews April 3, 2006 -- “It’s all a question of receiver sensitivity,” said GlobalSecurity’s Pike. “They have a collection plan, with different frequencies, different sensitivity, different intervals and different signals.”
  32. Iran tests its war technology AAP April 3, 2006 -- The US-based military affairs website globalsecurity.org describes the Fajr-3 as a 240 mm artillery rocket with a 40km range, one of a group of light rockets Iran has developed mainly for tactical use on the battlefield.
  33. Guantanamo transcripts paint portraits of detainees, but much remains cloudy By Andrew Selsky The Associated Press April 3, 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.
  34. Contractor sues Pentagon seeking to keep records secret By Rebecca Carr Cox Newspapers April 3, 2006 -- John E. Pike, a defense expert and executive director of Virginia-based GlobalSecurity.org, said the case is unusual because it pits the right of Sikorsky to protect its company secrets against the public's right to know. "Seems to me that a balancing test is needed," Pike said.
  35. No locals involved in C-5 crash By Tim Logan Times Herald-Record April 3, 2006 -- A dozen of the giant planes are stationed at Stewart, according to the website globalsecurity.org. They are generally used to ship heavy equipment, vehicles and even smaller planes to bases around the world.
  36. US bases in Iraq: a costly legacy By David R. Francis The Christian Science Monitor April 3, 2006 -- "They could come home in a month," calculates John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a website specializing in military affairs.
  37. Flying for Team U.S.A. By Trevor Persaud Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise April 2, 2006 -- According to globalsecurity.org, the Chinook is a twin-engine helicopter with a crew of three, a passenger capacity of around 30 ground troops, and a payload capacity of over 10,000 pounds. It's been in use since the Vietnam War era.
  38. Russia keeps spying eyes on the West By Douglas Birch Baltimore Sun April 2, 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.
  39. Iran says fires sonar-evading, underwater missile By Alireza Ronaghi Reuters April 2, 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 (40-km) range, one of a group of light rockets Iran has developed mainly for tactical use on the battlefield.
  40. Global Hawk's soaring costs blasted By Bruce V. Bigelow San Diego Union-Tribune April 2, 2006 -- Both numbers are valid, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Web-based institute focused on defense, aerospace and national security issues.