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November 2006 News

  1. Pat Roberts may be leaving Senate Intelligence Committee By Matt Stearns McClatchy Newspapers November 30, 2006 -- "Reasonable people can disagree about whether he did a really good job or whether he saved the president's hide," said John Pike, the director of Globalsecurity.org, a nonpartisan defense research center.
  2. Security of Congo's uranium worrying--diplomats By Louis Charbonneau Reuters November 29, 2006 -- At the time the mine was shut, Congo supplied 60 percent of the world's uranium, according to the security website Globalsecurity.org.
  3. Troops struggle with Iraq's evolving violence By John Yaukey Gannett News Service November 27, 2006 -- “What worries me most now is the disorganized violence,” said John Pike, a military analyst with GlobalSecurity.org, a widely cited defense Web site. “You have these revenge killings and crime that is simply beyond what any army is able to fix. There is no political solution to that.”
  4. NBC calls Iraq conflict 'civil war' By David Bauder The Associated Press November 27, 2006 -- There are more conservative definitions. The Web site GlobalSecurity.org, which provides information on defense issues, said five criteria must be met: The contestants must control territory, have a functioning government, enjoy some foreign recognition, have identifiable regular armed forces and engage in major military operations.
  5. IDF Expert: Govīt Seeks Anti-Kassam Systems That Donīt Exist By Hana Levi Julian Arutz Sheva November 23, 2006 -- Another plan was developed by Israeli and American scientists for use in the north against Katyusha rocket attacks, according to John Pike, director of a U.S.-based think tank, GlobalSecurity.org.
  6. Israel seeks high-tech shield against Palestinian rockets By Matti Freidman The Associated Press November 22, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org think tank in Alexandria, Va., said the system was similar to one that has been successfully tested for U.S. forces in Iraq.
  7. Behind talk of a new draft: equity By Brad Knickerbocker The Christian Science Monitor November 22, 2006 -- "A draft would induct far more people than are needed by the military if it were universal, posing the question of what to do with all the surplus draftees - a million or so," says military analyst John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. "It would be politically very disruptive if it were a lottery with only 1 in 10 getting called."
  8. 'Go Big but Short While Transitioning to Go Long' By Julian Borger The Guardian November 21, 2006 -- Existing troop levels have already crept up in recent weeks, from 141,000 to 152,000 according to GlobalSecurity.org, a military thinktank.
  9. US could bomb Iran nuclear sites in 2007: analysts By Jerome Bernard Agence France Presse November 21, 2006 -- "I think he is going to do it," John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a military issues think tank, told AFP.
  10. The future of war By Andrew Buncombe The Independent November 21, 2006 -- "It was frightening. The [URV] has laser radars at the front and these things were scanning up and down and from side to side," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.Org, a Washington-based military studies group. "It was the most Sixties, sci-fi thing I have ever seen."
  11. American Demands on Iranian Nuclear Program Questioned By Lulwa Shalhoub Arab News November 19, 2006 -- And China, the world’s fourth largest nuclear power, has about 400 nuclear weapons, according to the website Globalsecurity.org.
  12. Griffin's Echo Troop hangs up its spurs By Moni Basu The Atlanta Journal-Constitution November 19, 2006 -- According to the military watchdog organization Globalsecurity.org: "The Spalding Grays was the first unit from Spalding County to be mustered into the Confederate Army. The Spalding Grays have continued through the years as a unit of the Georgia National Guard serving in war and peace, military and civilian emergencies. Today the Grays serve as Troop E 108 Cavalry."
  13. Analysis: Iran nuclear row a Russian deal By Ben Lando UPI November 17, 2006 -- "The Russians would like to continue selling fuel to Iran and understandably Iran doesn't see it that way," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  14. Fort Hood honors its fallen By Marty Toohey Austin American-Statesman November 17, 2006 -- "A lot of these (Iraqi) units have not matured to the point where they can handle things independently," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, an organization that tracks security issues.
  15. US forces stretched thin worldwide By Carmen Gentile ISN Security Watch November 16, 2006 -- While the US Army failed to meet its 2004 and 2005 recruitment goals, the US Marines reportedly met its mark for those same years, apparently due to superior marketing, according to John E Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org.
  16. Options open, Lieberman won't veto switch By Peter Urban The Connecticut Post November 15, 2006 -- Political analyst John Pike, head of Virginia-based research firm GlobalSecurity.org, said the homeland security committee has an important role as a bully pulpit.
  17. Israel opted for cheaper, unsafe cluster bombs in Lebanon war By Meron Rapoport Ha'aretz November 14, 2006 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, the rate of duds in cluster bomblets made by IMI ranges from 1 percent to 2 percent.
  18. Japan Raising Military Spending, Which Might Benefit U.S. Firms By Doug Tsuruoka Investor's Business Daily November 13, 2006 -- John Pike, head of research firm GlobalSecurity.org, sees Japan at the start of a 10- to 15-year buildup that will jar Asia's military balance.
  19. Green Berets have long proud history of service By Derek Harper Press of Atlantic City November 11, 2006 -- At its basic level, a captain leads a 12-man Special Forces Operational Detachment-A, or A-team, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  20. How security guards became killers By Dahr Jamail and Ali al-Fadhily Asia Times Online November 10, 2006 -- Globalsecurity.org, a US-based security research group, says: "The Facilities Protection Service works for all ministries and governmental agencies, but its standards are set and enforced by the Ministry of the Interior. It can also be privately hired. The FPS is tasked with the fixed-site protection of ministerial, governmental, or private buildings, facilities and personnel."
  21. Experts: Democratic control of Congress OK for Huntsville The Associated Press November 09, 2006 -- "I don't see anybody out there on the Democrats' side with a strongly held view on chopping up missile defense or Defense Department budgets," said John Pike, a veteran defense expert and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  22. Outcome in Iraq could shape Rumsfeld's legacy By James W. Crawley Media General News Service November 09, 2006 -- Rumsfeld "will be called the architect of the Iraq war," said John Pike, director of the GlobalSecurity.org think tank.
  23. Rumsfeld's departure may bring little change in deployment schedule By Joe Beck North County Times November 09, 2006 -- The commission may have a hard time producing answers for politicians eager to show the public a credible plan for leaving Iraq, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a prominent Web site that focuses on national security issues.
  24. Architect of 'shock and awe' becomes casualty of a disastrous war By Andrew Buncombe The Independent November 09, 2006 -- "I think that changing the Secretary of Defence is a way of creating the impression of change given the impossibility of the reality of change," said John Pike, director of the military studies group GlobalSecurity.org.
  25. Rumsfeld takes own medicine By Barrie McKenna The Globe and Mail November 09, 2006 -- Ultimately, Mr. Rumsfeld's legacy will be judged on what happens in Iraq in the years ahead, and that remains in doubt, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org in Washington.
  26. Democratic Congress unlikely to cut defense, space, experts say By Shelby G. Spires The Huntsville Times November 09, 2006 -- "I don't see anybody out there on the Democrats side with a strongly held view on chopping up missile defense or Defense Department budgets," said John Pike, a veteran defense expert and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  27. Rumsfeld's departure could slow modernization By Josh Rogin FCW.com November 08, 2006 -- If the project begins slowing illegal immigration, it could cause unrest among U.S. businesses, said John Pike, director of Virginia-based GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan security-information Web site.
  28. High-tech border security will be tested near Sasabe By Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star November 07, 2006 -- If the project begins slowing illegal immigration, it could cause unrest among U.S. businesses, said John Pike, director of Virginia-based GlobalSecurity.org, a nonpartisan security-information Web site.
  29. Mine scare at Hobcaw Barony By Clayton Stairs The Georgetown Times November 05, 2006 -- According to the website www.globalsecurity.org, the MK 56 ASW mine (the oldest still in use) was developed in 1966.
  30. N.K. can put warhead on mid-range missile-experts By David Morgan Reuters November 02, 2006 -- John Pike, director of the Alexandria, Virginia, online think tank GlobalSecurity.org, agrees.
  31. NASA chief approves Hubble repair mission By John Johnson Jr. Los Angeles Times November 01, 2006 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense and space policy research firm, said the decision to launch a Hubble repair mission is ill-advised. "It has always struck me as daring the fates," he said. "It seems to me they are taking a big chance."