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March 2007 News

  1. War opinions have a far reach By Kevin Maurer The Fayetteville Observer March 29, 2007 -- John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a Washington defense policy think tank, said the significance of the vote is overstated because Bush won’t accept a timetable for withdrawal.
  2. Britain Asks U.N. for Help in Releasing Sailors from Iran PBS: The NewsHour March 29, 2007 -- And John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that analyzes military and security issues.
  3. Escalation to combat unlikely, experts say By Emma Ratliff Boston Herald March 29, 2007 -- “I don’t see that there is a military course of action that would do anything but get these sailors killed,” said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a security consulting firm.
  4. ITT pleads guilty to sharing secrets with China, others By Mike Gangloff and Andrew Kantor The Roanoke Times March 28, 2007 -- "We generally think of the U.S. as being about 25 years ahead of the Chinese in terms of technology," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent group of military analysts.
  5. Drones' supply short of demand By Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY March 28, 2007 -- Commanders leading patrols or convoys quickly become dependent on Predator surveillance, says John Pike, a military analyst at GlobalSecurity.org
  6. FACTBOX-The Strait of Hormuz, Iran and the risk to oil Reuters March 27, 2007 -- Sources: International Energy Agency (IEA), U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), GlobalSecurity.org, U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, Clarkson shipping consultancy.
  7. ITT to Plead Guilty In Export Case By Keith Epstein BusinessWeek.com March 27, 2007 -- Thanks to the technology, "One of the big takeaways from the first Gulf War was: We own the night," observes John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington group that conducts military research.
  8. Army deployed seriously injured troops By Mark Benjamin Salon.com March 26, 2007 -- "There are a number of factors used to establish whether a unit is mission-capable," explained John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent organization that studies military and security issues.
  9. Body armor sales increase steadily United Press International March 25, 2007 -- "It's a heck of a lot harder to kill an American than it used to be," said John Pike, the director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-information database in Alexandria.
  10. DoD says comfortable with Air Force weapons-buying approach By Rebecca Christie Marketwatch March 22, 2007 -- The Air Force may have survived its recent procurement scandals, but acquisition will remain a tough challenge, said GlobalSecurity.org director John Pike, who maintains an exhaustive database of weapons information.
  11. Marine vehicle shows contract pitfalls By Bryan Bender The Boston Globe March 22, 2007 -- "They haven't done that since Inchon," said John Pike , a defense specialist at GlobalSecurity.org , referring to the Marines' last opposed landing, during the Korean War.
  12. 82nd giving up rapid-reaction unit By Jay Price The News & Observer March 22, 2007 -- But the 101st, which specializes in air assault by helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft, can't deliver a major force via parachute, so for some missions it could take days longer to strike, said John Pike, an analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a think tank that tracks international military issues.
  13. Who's Shooting Who? By Rick Anderson Seattle Weekly March 21, 2007 -- Fog of war is "the generic answer" to many of the deaths, says John Pike, a military expert and director of the D.C. think-tank GlobalSecurity.org, "though there are always more specific elements in each case."
  14. Rumney woman serving in Kuwait By Bob Martin The Citizen of Laconia March 19, 2007 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, the base is home to nearly 3,000 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines, Airmen and Coast Guard personnel.
  15. From Shock & Awe to the 'surge' without end By Raymond Whitaker The Independent March 18, 2007 -- According to the US military thinktank GlobalSecurity.org, there were 132,000 American ground troops in Iraq at the beginning of this year.
  16. Troops make gains against IEDs By John Yaukey Gannett News Service March 18, 2007 -- "That strikes me as a success story," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a widely cited source of defense analysis.
  17. Briefly, Gone Missing By Jesse Hamilton The Hartford Courant March 15, 2007 -- On a deployment in the Mediterranean before the start of the Iraq war in 2003, it was called to the Red Sea to launch Tomahawk missiles in the early days of the war, according to defense information service, GlobalSecurity.org.
  18. Dead soldier's family bemoans severity of charges against 'amigo' By Alex Dobrota The Globe and Mail March 14, 2007 -- Accidental weapon discharges killed at least a dozen U.S. soldiers in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  19. O'ahu a target for B-52 practice By William Cole Honolulu Advertiser March 12, 2007 -- According to the Web site GlobalSecurity.org, 94 B-52Hs are all that remain of 744 Stratofortresses built in the 1950s and 1960s.
  20. Followers mark bin Laden's 50th birthday By Maggie Michael The Associated Press March 11, 2007 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a Virginia-based think tank, said bin Laden was either born March 10 or July 30 of 1957 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  21. Is new bunker buster too big for the job? By Scott Cannon The Kansas City Star March 11, 2007 -- John Pike, the chief defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org., says it will go through about 200 feet of reinforced concrete.
  22. Key Iraq Sunni group warns against oil law UPI March 08, 2007 -- The AMS, which GlobalSecurity.org calls "the highest Sunni authority in Iraq," urged any law governing Iraq's vast oil and natural gas reserves to preserve nationalization and limit foreign ownership.
  23. Congo scientist planned to export uranium-minister By Joe Bavier Reuters March 08, 2007 -- At the time the mine was shut, Congo supplied 60 percent of the world's uranium, according to the security website Globalsecurity.org.
  24. Congo arrests atomic research chief - government By Joe Bavier Reuters March 07, 2007 -- At the time the mine was shut, Congo supplied 60 percent of the world's uranium, according to the security website GlobalSecurity.org.
  25. Soviet-era compound in northern Poland was site of secret CIA interrogation, detentions By Larisa Alexandrovna and David Dastych RAW STORY March 07, 2007 -- Washington-based security expert and president of GlobalSecurity.org John Pike says short-term detention in already existing facilities would be “sensible tradecraft” and a more likely scenario than a network of specific, long term prisons.
  26. Concerns Grow About Iranian, North Korean Missiles and Chinese Asats By Craig Covault Aviation Week March 05, 2007 -- An assessment by strategic think tank GlobalSecurity.org finds that Iranian missile developments could also "provide Iran with a rudimentary anti-satellite capability" threatening critical U.S., Israeli or European spacecraft.
  27. Some fear Iran space program is hostile By Sebastian Abbot and Ali Akbar Dareini The Associated Press March 05, 2007 -- "Initially, it seemed like a cover story for an unsuccessful satellite attempt," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, referring to Iran's announcement on Feb. 25 that it had sent a suborbital research rocket soaring to the edge of space.