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February 2009 News

  1. North Korea Readying Rocket Radio Free Asia 27 Feb 2009 -- Charles P. Vick, a technical analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, said possible launch dates include March 8, when the Supreme People's Assembly meets to re-elect Kim Jong Il, and April 15, birthday of North Korea's late founder Kim Il Sung.
  2. North Korean Space Launch a "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing" By Craig Covault Spaceflight Now 26 Feb 2009 -- An analysis of the site was performed with the aid of Global Security.Org.
  3. Sessions: Don't cut missile system By Shelby G. Spires The Huntsville Times 26 Feb 2009 -- But funding cuts to missile defense may be inevitable as the Obama White House writes a federal budget that faces stiff deficits and an economic slowdown, said John Pike.
  4. Obama's defence conundrum By Rob Reynolds Al Jazeera 26 Feb 2009 -- But John Pike, a US defence expert, says military spending is notoriously resistant to the budget knife. "The military industrial complex has become embedded in American life," he told Al Jazeera.
  5. Raytheon touts new missile system By Andrew Johnson The Arizona Republic 22 Feb 2009 -- Like other Paveway programs, missiles equipped with Paveway IV do not need to be programmed before being shipped out on an aircraft, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity .org, a security information Web site in Alexandria, Va.
  6. New image of N. Korean missile site shows activity By Hiroshi Masumitsu The Yomiuri Shimbun 21 Feb 2009 -- GlobalSecurity.org, a U.S. military think tank, said the photo shows an unusual level of activity.
  7. Darpa Loses Longest-Serving Director By Graham Warwick Aviation Week 19 Feb 2009 -- John Pike of globalsecurity.org says that until larger questions about Afghanistan and the defense budget are resolved, it will be hard for the agency to figure out how to be relevant.
  8. Stryker unit will be tested in Afghanistan By Scott Fontaine and Matt Misterek The News Tribune 18 Feb 2009 -- John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a think tank on defense and security issues, said the Stryker achieves a balance of mobility and protection.
  9. Raytheon's 'smart' bombs help cut civilian deaths By Enric Volante The Arizona Daily Star 18 February 2009 -- John Pike, a military analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said damage outside the target area remains significant even with today's laser-guided bombs, but the Paveway IV dual guidance system is a major step.
  10. Resurgent violence in Iraq complicates U.S. plans By J.J. Green WTOP Radio 17 Feb 2009 -- John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, says what we're witnessing now may be the new reality in Iraq.
  11. How Nuclear Subs Could Go Bump in the Night By Matt Sanchez FOX News 16 Feb 2009 -- "Sonars come in two flavors," John Pike, director of the Globalsecurity.org, told Foxnews.com.
  12. Satellite crash raises growing concern over space junk Russia Today 13 February 2009 -- Charles Vick, a space expert at globalsecurity.org, thinks an international standard for disposing of space debris should be created.
  13. New 'virtual fence' on verge of going up By Brady McCombs The Arizona Daily Star 08 February 2009 -- "If they have only spent a few hundred million dollars, they are just getting started," Pike said.
  14. Port of L.A. seeks to cancel contract for Chinese X-ray unit By Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times 05 February 2009 -- John Pike, director of the military information website globalsecurity.org, said he wouldn't go that far.
  15. Iranian satellite launch prompts concern By Alan Cowell and William J. Broad The International Herald Tribune 04 February 2009 -- "They've been at this game for about five years, working on a rocket big enough to put a satellite into space," said Charles Vick, an expert on Iranian rockets at GlobalSecurity.org, a private research group in Alexandria, Virginia.
  16. Iran launches homegrown satellite BBC 03 February 2009 -- John Pike, an expert at the US-based think-tank GlobalSecurity.org, confirmed to the BBC that the launch had been a success and the satellite was now established in a low Earth orbit.
  17. Iran Launches Satellite in a Challenge for Obama By Nazila Fathi and William J. Broad The New York Times 03 February 2009 -- Charles P. Vick, an expert on Iranian rockets at a private research group, GlobalSecurity.org, in Alexandria, Va., said the launching was a major accomplishment after years of delays, failures and setbacks.
  18. Afghanistan Supply Base May Defect to Russia By Spencer Ackerman 03 February 2009 -- John Pike, a defense expert with Globalsecurity.org, a military analysis organization, said that it was conceivable that Tajikistan's numerous Soviet-era airbases could be alternatives to Manas.
  19. Offutt has rivals for 2 commands By Henry J. Cordes Omaha World-Herald 03 February 2009 -- "You can understand why all these places made it to the top of their respective lists," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense analyst.