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June 2006 News

  1. NASA program rides on this launch By Martin Merzer Miami Herald June 29, 2006 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington military and aerospace policy study group, identified another, more draconian option -- permanently grounding the shuttle fleet.
  2. Questions raised about detainees By Stephen J. Hedges Chicago Tribune June 29, 2006 -- Globalsecurity.org, a military analysis group, said that as of June 26, Guantanamo had 536 detainees.
  3. The US proxies who haunt Washington By Jason Motlagh Asia Times June 29, 2006 -- "Today the game is different ... but the enemy of my enemy is still my friend," said John Pike, director of military studies group  GlobalSecurity.org.
  4. U.S. Air Force to step up new bomber search in next budget By Rebecca Christie MarketWatch June 29, 2006 -- But GlobalSecurity.org director John Pike, who maintains an exhaustive database of military weapons information, said a pilot may no longer be a priority.
  5. China Shows Off Secretive Space Program By Joe McDonald The Associated Press June 29, 2006 -- "This is certainly much more important than what has previously been done by China," said Charles Vick, a space analyst for the Washington think tank GlobalSecurity.org. "By opening up, they relieve problems and bring about the prospect of cooperation."
  6. Responding to the North Korea Missile Threat CNN: AMERICAN MORNING June 29, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: These spy satellites are basically our glass jar. They're easy to track, and for a country with rocket capabilities like China, not that difficult to shoot down.
  7. Ready to rise again By Bryn Nelson Newsday June 28, 2006 -- But John Pike, a veteran space policy analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said NASA faces the dilemma of having limited time and money to devote to a system that engineers don't fully understand but must soon retire.
  8. After Warning, NASA Removes Shuttle Official By Shalin Punn New York Sun June 28, 2006 -- "It appears as if NASA lacks confidence in their own work," the director of GlobalSecurity.org, John Pike, said. "I fear that they cannot withstand criticism, even from within their own organization."
  9. Shuttle program's future in doubt Reuters June 26, 2006 -- "NASA sort of seems like an agency where the money goes in and nothing comes out," said Pike, who runs the GlobalSecurity.org Web site.
  10. Does Google Earth Reveal Military Secrets? By Barry Levine NewsFactor Network June 27, 2006 -- According to John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military and intelligence information Web site, the overhead imagery that's available online doesn't provide information that cannot already be easily obtained in an open society -- from other image providers, from governments, or from other sources of public information.
  11. Cyanide gas device 'probably didn't work' By Shaun Waterman UPI June 26, 2006 -- The way facts about the device were presented in the book, it appeared they were "coming through the filter of someone who is not well-versed in the science," said George Smith, a molecular biologist and senior fellow with the Washington-area think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  12. Marine modest about his heroism By Joseph Ditzler Anchorage Daily News June 25, 2006 -- Husaybah, near the Iraq-Syria border, is known as a gateway for money, weapons and foreign fighters into Iraq, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a military news and information Web site.
  13. Idea of strike on North Korea missile assailed as overkill By Matthew B. Stannard San Francisco Chronicle June 25, 2006 -- "They have poured gasoline on the fire, because they have put use of force on the table when a week ago it was unthinkable," said John Pike, founder of the private think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  14. NRC issues draft license to uranium enrichment facility By Ruth Campbell Midland Reporter-Telegram June 24, 2006 -- This is when uranium hexafluoride gas is whirled inside complex rotor assemblies and centrifugal force pushes molecules containing to the heavier isotope to the outside, according to the globalsecurity.org Web site.
  15. List of military accusations gets longer By Robert Tanner The Associated Press June 23, 2006 -- "It's symptomatic of a combat stress management system that has failed," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a Washington-based military think tank.
  16. Experts Say Iraqi Forces Not Ready By David Axe Military.com June 23, 2006 -- "Restoring Iraq to military self-sufficiency will require at least a decade," says John Pike, a military expert at the think tank Globalsecurity.org. "
  17. Fighting terror a dollar at a time By Josh Meyer and Greg Miller Los Angeles Times June 23, 2006 -- John Pike, the director of the national security information web site, GlobalSecurity.org, said that the subpoena-driven SWIFT effort did not concern him as much as the NSA eavesdropping.
  18. Nodong missile launch site Reuters June 22, 2006 -- A commercial satellite photo of North Korea's Nodong missile launch site taken on by a Digital Globe satellite and annotated and released by analysts at GlobalSecurity.org, shows what appears to be a vehicle parked outside the installation's launch control center on May 24, 2006.
  19. A Look at North Korea's Missile Arsenal The Associated Press June 22, 2006 -- Sources: Globalsecurity.org, Center for Nonproliferation Studies
  20. Responding to the North Korea Missile Threat CNN: LIVE FROM... June 22, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: If it's only working half of the time and it's the only thing standing between you and an incoming hydrogen bomb, you'd say it's not working very well at all.
  21. North Korea / Missile Defense CNN: LOU DOBBS TONIGHT June 21, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: If the missile defense system was a baseball player and had a batting average of .500, you would say it was doing pretty good. If it's only working half of the time, and it's the only thing standing between you and an incoming hydrogen bomb, you would say it's not working very well at all.
  22. Hunting for Osama bin Laden y Meredith Buel Voice of America June 21, 2006 -- John Pike, the Director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military information web site says characteristics of the remote region where bin Laden is believed to be hiding are adding tremendous difficulty to the effort to track him down.
  23. N Korea offers US talks to defuse missile crisis By Park Chan-Kyong Agence France Presse June 21, 2006 -- "This is the missile that the system is designed to shoot down," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.Org, a group that tracks military developments.
  24. Killings of 2 missing GIs possibly a show of force by insurgents, analysts say By Matthew B. Stannard San Francisco Chronicle June 21, 2006 -- "It was an act of weakness," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org in Washington. "The brevity of their captivity, and the absence of videos of (the soldiers) pleading for their lives, suggested that their captors had little confidence in their ability to keep them in captivity for any extended period of time."
  25. Iran's neighbors turn to US for arms By Carmen Gentile ISN Security Watch June 21, 2006 -- “The theory would be that Iran would be less inclined to strike first at them [if they were better armed],” John E. Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, told ISN Security Watch.
  26. Cannon lands Special Ops unit By Marlena Hartz Clovis News Journal June 21, 2006 -- The units specialize in unconventional warfare, psychological operations, special reconnaissance and other special operations areas, according to the Web site www.globalsecurity.org.
  27. Baghdad observations: fear, danger, suffering By Susan Taylor Martin St. Petersburg Times June 21, 2006 -- People would pay attention if they thought something was going to change, if they thought there were real policy options,” says John Pike, head of GlobalSecurity.org, a military think tank.
  28. Citing 'lack of cooperation,' government watchdog will continue to limit role in US intelligence oversight By John Byrne RawStory.com June 20, 2006 -- John Pike, Director of the defense watchdog GlobalSecurity.org, says he hopes the intelligence committees will avail themselves of the GAO’s resources.
  29. North Korea fuels long-range missile By Paul Koring Globe and Mail June 20, 2006 -- "He likes to negotiate in crisis, so he has created one," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org and a leading analyst of illicit weapons programs.
  30. EEUU dice que lanzamiento de misil norcoreano sería un "acto de provocación" Agence France Presse June 19, 2006 -- Según la organización privada Globalsecurity.org, el alcance del Taepodong-2 estaría hoy estimado entre 3.750 y 15.000 kilómetros.
  31. Network science project By David C. Walsh Government Computer News June 19, 2006 -- John Pike, head of globalsecurity.org of Washington, said he was unimpressed with the report’s admission that such research had no immediate impact.
  32. Report: Armored Humvees prone to rollovers By Tom Walker WTHR Eyewitness News June 19, 2006 -- "If I get into a sudden turn, say if I'm trying to dodge a roadside bomb ahead, it's going to increase the probability that it's going to roll over," said John Pike, Global Security.org.
  33. orth Korea's Missile Launch Site Under Watchful Eyes By Leonard David Space.com June 19, 2006 -- Globalsecurity.org based in Alexandria, Virginia—a watchdog and think tank group on security issues—has also kept an eye on North Korea’s missile work.
  34. U.S. warns North Korea against missile "provocation" By Carol Giacomo Reuters June 17, 2006 -- GlobalSecurity.org Director John Pike said the image could suggest preparations for a possible Taepodong-2 missile launch began in earnest in late May or early June.
  35. Cheyenne Mountain's fate may lie in study contents By Pam Zubeck The Gazette June 16, 2006 -- A dramatic curtailment of its missions has never been seriously considered, said John Pike, executive director of the defense think tank GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va. Pike has analyzed defense issues for 25 years.
  36. Air Force base clears tarmac for mighty jets By Dogen Hannah The Contra Costa Times June 15, 2006 -- "It confirms Travis as being an important, strategic ... asset," said Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent national defense research organization.
  37. Marines' families knocking heads with Corps brass for helmet pads By Vik Jolly The Orange County Register June 15, 2006 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington D.C.-based think tank, said so long as the Marines’ new helmets met the Corps’ safety requirements, that’s what counts.
  38. Security Official Told 'Teen' Of Job By Valerie Kalfrin The Tampa Tribune June 15, 2006 -- To achieve his security clearance, Doyle would have had to pass a background check that likely involved interviews with former neighbors and co-workers, said John Pike, an intelligence expert and director of GlobalSecurity.org, a site devoted to news about defense and homeland security.
  39. Sanchez enters third year at helm of V Corps By Nancy Montgomery Stars and Stripes June 14, 2006 -- “That’s a claim to fame,” said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, regarding Sanchez’s unusually long tenure.
  40. Arsenal officials head to explosion By Ed Tibbetts Quad City Times June 13, 2006 -- GlobalSecurity.org., a Web site that analyzes the military, calls it a “one-of-a-kind national resource” that provides “total munitions solutions.”
  41. Two injured, two presumed dead in Iowa munitions plant explosion By Abby Simons The Des Moines Register June 12, 2006 -- According to globalsecurity.org, the plant is "a one-of-a-kind national resource that provides 'total munitions solutions' for the Defense industrial base, which includes research, development, production, inspection, testing, assembly, packing and demilitarization."
  42. Insurgency And Cchaos By Anna Badkhen The San Francisco Chronicle June 11, 2006 -- Insurgents "regenerate themselves," said John Pike, director of the military studies Web site GlobalSecurity.org.
  43. Toronto cell's reach extended internationally By Maki Becker and Jerry Zremski Buffalo News June 8, 2006 -- At the same time, though, terrorists have always tended to favor loose command structures, said Mike German, a former FBI counter-terrorism agent who is now a senior fellow at Globalsecurity.org, a Washington think tank.
  44. "You want to shoot them" By Mark Benjamin Salon.com June 8, 2006 -- "The description of the event is called murder," said John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington-area think tank. "If, due to the stress of the situation, the Marines lost fire discipline and killed people, it is murder or, at least, manslaughter. At the same time, we need to understand why it happened and how it happened."
  45. Senators Seek Better Defense Imagery By Walter Pincus The Washington Post June 6, 2006 -- "The committee wants troops to be able to dial up what the route ahead will look like and where potential ambush points may be," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, an expert in satellite- and ground-based intelligence.
  46. Pentagon approves $458 mln missile sale to Japan Reuters June 6, 2006 -- John Pike, a defense analyst for globalsecurity.org, said the sale marked a "significant step" for Japan, which was growing increasingly concerned about North Korea's stockpile of missiles capable of reaching Japanese cities, possibly tipped with nuclear weapons.
  47. Keeping an Eye on the Snoops By Otis Port Business Week June 6, 2006 -- "The constitutional theory under which they've justified this is monstrous," declares John E. Pike, president of GlobalSecurity.org and a longtime NSA watcher.
  48. Defense Department halts wind farm projects By Jeff Nesmith Cox Newspapers June 6, 2006 -- "There is evidently some concern that somebody in an aircraft could hide behind those turbines," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a nonprofit organization that analyzes a wide array of defense issues.
  49. A portrait of terrorist suspects By Vanessa Thomas and Maki Becker The Buffalo News June 5, 2006 -- "There aren't commands coming down from a central authority," said Mike German, a former FBI agent who specialized in counterterrorism and is a senior fellow at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank Globalsecurity.org.
  50. IG decries lax top-level oversight By Aliya Sternstein Federal Computer Week June 5, 2006 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, which monitors space and military programs, said NPOESS might not be in a state of shambles had senior-level officials at NOAA and DOD assessed the project firsthand.
  51. Report: Pentagon to drop Geneva USATODAY.com - On Deadline June 5, 2006 -- But a 1987 version of the manual from the popular military-information site GlobalSecurity.org
  52. Dakotas may battle it out over UAVs By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press June 4, 2006 -- John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military policy think tank in Alexandria, Va., says that both Grand Forks and Ellsworth, with their wide open spaces and availability of flight space, could be ideal for a UAV mission.
  53. N.Y.ers a-maized by corn protection By James Gordon Meek New York Daily News June 3, 2006 -- John Pike, a homeland security expert at GlobalSecurity.org, said Al Qaeda is purely interested in made-for-TV carnage.
  54. Will civilian killings mark turning point in Iraq? By Mark Walker North County Times June 3, 2006 -- John Pike, founder and director of Washington's GlobalSecurity.org, said the picture appears bleak.
  55. Hundreds Of National Guard Troops Supposed To Go To Mexican Border Today, But Didn't CNN: LOU DOBBS TONIGHT June 1, 2006 -- JOHN PIKE, GLOBALSECURITY.ORG: Well, I think you have to be concerned that after the National Guard gets into this mission that they might have a hard time getting out of this mission. The Congress has authorized additional personnel for the Border Patrol, has not authorized the money to hire a lot of those people. And so I think that the department of planned security, the Border Patrol, may be looking at these National Guard troops as being free government money.
  56. U.S. offer for Iran carries a big 'if' By Ken Herman The Austin American-Statesman June 1, 2006 -- "It is a significant development in terms of getting the blame off the American government and onto the Iranian government," said John Pike, a defense specialist at GlobalSecurity.org, a think tank in Alexandria, Va.
  57. US dangles an olive branch to Iran By Bryan Bender The Boston Globe June 1, 2006 -- ``It is a significant development in terms of getting the blame off the American government and onto the Iranian government," said John Pike , a defense specialist at GlobalSecurity.org, a think tank in Alexandria, Va.