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January 2009 News

  1. Way up there - and personal The Guardian 28 January 2009 -- Brown says not everyone is able to circumvent the security checks. "North Korean agents tried to purchase imagery of the DMZ [demilitarised zone] a couple of years ago through a dummy company based in Australia, but were caught. There's a guy in a cubicle somewhere checking all this," he says.
  2. Air Force to deploy turboprop aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan By Katherine McIntire Peters Government Executive 26 January 2009 -- "It's puzzling that the Air Force is coming this late to the game," Pike said, noting that the Army and the Marine Corps have been using manned turboprop aircraft for years to gather intelligence to foil roadside bomb attacks in Iraq.
  3. Air Force spending $1B on surveillance planes By Donna Borak The Associated Press 23 January 2009 -- John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said it's possible part of the reason the Air Force went public with the program is because some inside the Pentagon may oppose it.
  4. Rwandan troops enter Democratic Republic of Congo The Christian Science Monitor 20 January 2009 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, there are between 15,000 and 20,000 FDLR troops in Congo.
  5. Ugandan rebels wage vicious attacks in Democratic Republic of Congo The Christian Science Monitor 19 January 2009 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, that group includes Hutu extremists from Rwanda who were involved in the 1994 genocide against minority Tutsis, and later fled Rwanda.
  6. 10-Centimeter Satellites By William Matthews Defense News 18 January 2009 -- "They may be especially useful when you're going into a situation where some satellite has been taken out by an adversary or an equipment failure and you need a replacement immediately, even if it's only a replacement to a limited extent," Vick said.
  7. Foreign maker of next Air Force One? That may not fly By Peter Pae Los Angeles Times 17 January 2009 -- "I just can't see how they could allow that to happen," John Pike, director of the military policy website GlobalSecurity.org, said about congressional reaction to an Airbus plane.
  8. Griffin warns of layoffs at NASA By Stewart M. Powell and Mark Carreau Houston Chronicle 13 January 2009 -- "I don't envy those people trying to make the decisions they have to make," said Charles Vick, a space policy analyst with globalsecurity .org, a Washington-area think tank.
  9. Air Force tanker deal falls off radar for now By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel 12 January 2009 -- "Frankly, I hope the tanker deal is one thing that does not survive the transition," said John Pike, president of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-research firm.
  10. Central Florida remains strong player in defense Central Florida industry still playing strong defense in 2009 By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel 12 January 2009 -- The threat of such major unemployment during a recession should help ward off significant defense cuts in the near term, said John Pike, president of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense-research firm based in the Washington, D.C. area.
  11. Obama names nation's new spymasters, vows no torture AFP 09 January 2009 -- "He's got a plate full of problems it seems to me," said John Pike, who heads GlobalSecurity.Org, a non-partisan research group, who says Blair is also likely to be confronted with surprises like the September 11, 2001 attacks.
  12. Intifada Tech By Stuart Fox Popular Science 06 January 2009 -- "'It's the "rocket's red glare' rockets that we used at the battle of Fort McHenry in 1812, said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org.
  13. Obama picks Leon Panetta as CIA head AFP 05 January 2009 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.Org, a non-partisan research group, said Panetta's task will be "to keep the agency out of the news."
  14. More Types Of Digger Robots Unearthed By Doug Tsuruoka Investor's Business Daily 05 January 2009 -- John Pike, who heads research firm GlobalSecurity.org, says the Pentagon wouldn't have deployed these robots unless they worked well.
  15. Coming to the Battlefield: Stone-Cold Robot Killers By John Pike The Washington Post 04 January 2009 -- Armed robotic aircraft soar in the skies above Pakistan, hurling death down on America's enemies in the war on terrorism.
  16. Countries in tug-of-war over Arctic resources By Marsha Walton CNN 02 January 2009 -- "The Russians have got a half-dozen icebreakers. Americans have a pair of icebreakers, but they are old and worn out," Pike said.
  17. Sale of F-22s to Japan in doubt Stars and Stripes 01 January 2009 -- John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, told the newspaper that Japan needs the F-22 to maintain air superiority over China.