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May 2006 News

  1. Marine finds path in corps By Kevin Kelley West Life Newspaper May 31, 2006 -- According to the Web site GlobalSecurity.org, Al Asad, the second largest base in Iraq, is protected by a 21-kilometer security perimeter.
  2. If These Walls Could Talk . . . By Anita Huslin The Washington Post May 28, 2006 -- SCIF rooms generally "are completely unremarkable," says John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a Virginia-based military and intelligence information Web site.
  3. Analysis: U.S. braces for Marine scandal By Robert H. Reid Associated Press May 28, 2006 -- "This is a war in which the distinction between killing the enemy and massacring civilians is not always completely obvious," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. "Counterinsurgency operations are particularly prone to the killing of people who, in retrospect, are judged to have been innocent civilians, but who in the heat of battle seemed to be the enemy."
  4. Back Talk: On the border line The Sacramento Bee May 28, 2006 -- Sources: Bee archives, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, GlobalSecurity.org, Amazon.com.
  5. False IDs CNN: CNN BREAKING NEWS May 26, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY: In order to make it much more difficult for terrorists to get false IDs, you're also going to be making it much more difficult for undocumented workers and other people to get false IDs. And that's going to force you to confront the challenge of coming up with a consistent rational policy.
  6. Iran Conducts Missile Test: U.S. Defense Official Agence France Presse May 24, 2006 -- ”I think they will have high confidence that the missile will work by the time they have atomic bombs to put on it,” said John Pike, executive director of GlobalSecurity.Org.
  7. Boeing unveils new light-weight bomb fit for urban combat By Christopher Leonard The Associated Press May 22, 2006 -- The bombs will also help limit civilian casualties during airstrikes in urban areas, according to the military news Web site GlobalSecurity.org. Boeing said its own tests show the bombs hit within 4 feet of their target.
  8. Italia decide salir de Irak EFE May 20, 2006 -- "Son más los países que forman fila para salirse de la coalición que los que la forman para sumarse a ella", dijo Francois Boo, un analista militar en Globalsecurity.org, un centro de estudios de asuntos estratégicos.
  9. Pentagon identifies two pilots killed when copter was shot down in Iraq By Joseph Giordono Stars and Stripes May 19, 2006 -- The Pentagon did not identify what kind of aircraft the pair flew, but according to GlobalSecurity.org, the 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR flies the AH-6H/J and MH-6H/J Little Bird and the MH-60 Pave Hawk.
  10. La 'coalición de los voluntarios' mengua pero no acaba Terra España May 19, 2006 -- 'Son más los países que forman fila para salirse de la coalición que los que la forman para sumarse a ella', dijo a EFE Francois Boo, un analista militar en Globalsecurity.org, un centro de estudios de asuntos estratégicos.
  11. Pentagon's intelligence role risingBy Mark Sappenfield The Christian Science Monitor May 18, 2006 -- The CIA's ability to carry out the sort of paramilitary operations central to the war on terror "atrophied" during the 1990s, says analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org - while the military's capabilities have been on an "upward trajectory" since the Iran hostage crisis.
  12. Army Looks to Reduce Deployment Tempo By David Axe Military.com May 18, 2006 -- "The problem [with six-month tours] is that you wind up spending a greater fraction of your time transiting to and from Iraq and less time patrolling a part of Iraq with which you have many months of familiarity," says defense expert John Pike from the think-tank Globalsecurity.org.
  13. Venezuela Weighs Selling U.S. Jets to Iran By Fabiola Sanchez The Associated Press May 17, 2006 -- ``I think it's basically posturing on Venezuela's part,'' said Pike, director of the Virginia-based defense think tank globalsecurity.org.
  14. US slaps arms sale ban on Venezuela By Arthur Bright csmonitor.com May 17, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the defense think tank globalsecurity.org of Alexandria, Va., said the primary impact of the new US ban would be in cutting off spare parts for Venezuela's American-made aircraft, which include F-5 Freedom Fighters, F-16 Falcons, cargo planes and helicopters.
  15. Redstone UAVs could be used on border By Shelby G. Spires The Huntsville Times May 17, 2006 -- Building an electronic "fence" of sensors could have limitations, said John Pike, a national security expert and executive director of defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  16. BUSH SEEKS 'MIDDLE GROUND' IN DEBATE ON IMMIGRATION By John Koopman The San Francisco Chronicle May 16, 2006 -- John Pike, a defense and intelligence expert with the Web site globalsecurity.org, said the small number of troops is unlikely to have a major impact on Border Patrol operations, but he said the announcement should help Bush politically.
  17. Vigorous, sweeping border overhaul By Tom Roeder The Gazette May 16, 2006 -- “It gets hot down there, too,” said John Pike, executive director of the defense thinktank GlobalSecurity.org. Pike called the border mission a “photo opportunity” for President Bush that will result in a temporary boost in voter support but could have longterm consequences on the National Guard.
  18. U.S. bans weapons sales to Venezuela By Steven Dudley And Pablo Bachelet Knight Ridder Newspapers May 15, 2006 -- Venezuela's air force has 177 U.S.-made aircraft out of 277, and its navy aircraft are entirely U.S.-made, according to the defense think tank globalsecurity.org of Alexandria, Va., as quoted by the AP.
  19. U.S. Orders Ban of Arms Sales to Venezuela By George Gedda The Associated Press May 15, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the defense think tank globalsecurity.org of Alexandria, Va., said the primary impact of the new U.S. ban would be in cutting off spare parts for Venezuela's American-made aircraft, which include F-5 Freedom Fighters, F-16 Falcons, cargo planes and helicopters.
  20. Fortress on the Hill By Judi Hasson FCW.COM May 15, 2006 -- In the absence of official acknowledgment, speculation has focused on the lowest of the structure’s three levels. “There’s obviously a bunker there,” said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  21. N.Korea appears to restart nuclear reactor - report Reuters May 15, 2006 -- Satellite photos from January of this year show steam coming out of one of the towers at the reactor, indicating it is active, according to images released over the weekend by GlobalSecurity.org (www.globalsecurity.org), which provides information on intelligence and security matters.
  22. U.N.'s Annan Urges Negotiators to Resume North Korea Nuclear Talks Associated Press May 15, 2006 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a U.S. organization providing information about defense, intelligence and space, released satellite pictures over the weekend which it said indicated the North may have restarted its main nuclear reactor in Yongbyon, 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of the capital, Pyongyang.
  23. Bill would boost Guard's clout By Diana Marrero The Great Falls Tribune May 11, 2006 -- There are about 450,000 National Guard troops, which make up a quarter of the nation's uniformed military, said analyst John Pike.
  24. U.S Embassy in Iraq a Fortress City Inside a War Zone By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos FoxNews.com May 11, 2006 -- John Pike, head of GlobalSecurity.org, said however one feels about the war, the embassy and the bases are now necessary to finishing the job.
  25. Pentagon weapons buyer backs space missile plan By Jim Wolf Reuters May 10, 2006 -- "The concern is that you're going to wind up spending a lot of money and all that's going to happen is you're going to have more nuclear weapons aimed at American cities," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, an expert on space and weapons issues.
  26. Ft. Drum Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Crash WTEN May 10, 2006 -- "It's absolutely essential to supporting the Army's mission in Afghanistan," said John Pike, who represents GlobalSecurity.org, speaking about the importance of the helicopters.
  27. Fort Carson soldiers re-enlist By Bruce Finley Denver Post May 07, 2006 -- For hundreds to re-enlist shows serious professionalism, said John Pike, director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org. "It reflects well on the chain of command that people want to stick with it."
  28. Will Likely Nominee Hayden Adapt to CIA? By Katherine Shrader The Associated Press May 6, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org think tank, said U.S. foreign policy has become a military policy — a trend that began a decade ago.
  29. Boss of troubled CIA quits By Tin Harper The Toronto Star May 6, 2006 -- John Pike, a security analyst at globalsecurity.org, said the CIA culture could not deal with the influx of political Goss aides.
  30. Congress Finally Getting Serious About Port Security CNN: LOU DOBBS TONIGHT May 5, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: It's a step in the right direction. It's not sufficient because the containers that are not going to be inspected I think are the containers that you are most worried about.
  31. High-Speed Armored Vehicles Being Tested Off OceansideBy Jack Innis The Log May 3, 2006 -- AAVs plow through the water at speeds up to approximately 8 mph, while the EFV's planing hull allows it to achieve speeds as fast as 29 mph, according to the security information Web site www.globalsecurity.org.
  32. The List: Sizing up Iran's Military ForeignPolicy.com May 1, 2006 -- ccording to John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, the Pasdaran would likely resist an invasion fiercely, mainly through attacks on naval units and on commercial shipping.