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August 2009 News

  1. American commander: US on the road out of Iraq By Chelsea J. Carter The Associated Press 30 August 2009 -- "The easiest thing to move is the troops. You put them on a plane and ship them out. The heavy stuff is going to be the hard stuff," said Tim Brown, an intelligence and military analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, which follows security and defense issues.
  2. US Troops in Philippines: America Pursues Expansionism, Protects Economic Interests By Alexander Martin Remollino Bulatlat 28 August 2009 -- Based on an item on GlobalSecurity.org, JTF 510 was deployed to the Philippines "to support Operation Enduring Freedom."
  3. American Troops in Philippines Involved in Combat Operations - Ex-Navy Officer By Alexander Martin Remollino Bulatlat 26 August 2009 -- Based on an item on GlobalSecurity.org, JTF 510 was deployed to the Philippines "to support Operation Enduring Freedom."
  4. Russia plans purchase of French warship: military chief Agence France-Presse 26 August 2009 -- The 200-metre (656-foot) ship is equipped with high-grade communications equipment and is desiged to control a NATO amphibious operation -- beach landing from the sea, according to the specialized website globalsecurity.org.
  5. DTC to Build US Armed Forces Reserve Center in Puerto Rico Defense Industry Daily 25 August 2009 -- Most of the US Army Reserve units in Puerto Rico are being relocated to a new AFRC at Fort Buchanan in implementation of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission recommendations, according to Globalsecurity.org.
  6. Army IDs 4 soldiers killed in Black Hawk crash By Kristin M. Hall The Associated Press 24 August 2009 -- The new team was first called Task Force 160, and it began training its pilots to operate in low-light situations, including using night-vision equipment and infrared devices, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a defense analysis Web site.
  7. Israel intercepts missiles being shipped to Iran? By Paul Woodward The National 24 August 2009 -- The website GlobalSecurity said: "While Israel has invested considerable effort in developing the Arrow anti-missile system for countering Iran's ballistic missiles, Israeli capbilities to counter low-flying cruise missiles are less well developed."
  8. Rizzani de Eccher to Build $44.8M Facility at Al Udeid Air Base Qatar Defense Industry Daily 24 August 2009 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, Al Udeid Air Base was built at a cost of more than a billion dollars.
  9. Splashing, and clashing, in murky waters The Economist 20 August 2009 -- John Pike, of GlobalSecurity.org, an American consultancy, offers a hard-boiled view of all this.
  10. Russia says Arctic Sea hijackers demanded ransom, threatened to blow up ship By Ritt Goldstein The Christian Science Monitor 19 August 2009 -- "Hijacking lumber ... it's sort of like counterfeiting one dollar bills," says John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a provider of defense and intelligence information.
  11. Up to $168.2M to Alutiiq-Melle for China Lake Support Services Defense Industry Daily 19 August 2009 -- China Lake is where the US Navy and US Marine Corps have developed or tested nearly every significant airborne weapon system in the past 5 decades, according to Globalsecurity.org.
  12. Harper Construction to Build USMC Recruit Facilities in San Diego Defense Industry Daily 19 August 2009 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, the base is home to the US Marine Corps, US Navy, and US Coast Guard personnel, though the depot in San Diego has just 388 acres.
  13. Defense cuts won't kill F-22 program in Utah By Matthew D. LaPlante The Salt Lake Tribune 17 August 2009 -- But Pike, who once said the Raptor was "utterly unrelated to any plausible threat," said he's "come around on the Raptor."
  14. Fliers break cash-smuggling record By Jessica Fargen The Boston Herald 16 August 2009 -- Funneling hot money is a vital law enforcement concern because it is often connected to drugs and global terrorism, said John Pike, director of the military and security Web site globalsecurity.org.
  15. CORRECT: SEC Asked AMD, Intel About Any Contact With Banned Countries By Benjamin Pimentel The Wall Street Journal 12 August 2009 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington, D.C., area think tank focused on security issues, said it's puzzling that the SEC would be focused on the issue of computer chip exports to embargoed nations.
  16. Egypt Continues Upgrade of Chinook Helicopter Inventory Defense Industry Daily 11 August 2009 -- The CH-47D is an upgraded version of the CH-47A/B/C Chinook helicopter models, notes Globalsecurity.org.
  17. Carothers to Build Facility in US Army Armor School Move Defense Industry Daily 09 August 2009 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, BRAC recommended the relocation of the US Army Armor Center and School from Fort Knox to Fort Benning to accommodate the activation of an Infantry Brigade Combat Team at Fort Knox.
  18. AAV maintenance key for success during TS '09 By Lance Cpl. Kentavist P. Brackin US Marine Corps Public Affairs 07 August 2009 -- According to www.globalsecurity.org, the RAM/RS program has provided the AAVs with a replacement for both the engine and suspension using U. S. Army M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle (BFV) components modified for an AAV.
  19. Bill Clinton's North Korea Mission: A Diplomatic Victory and Signs of Thaw By Paul Koring The Globe and Mail 05 August 2009 -- "Presumably they didn't want to talk about global warming," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org. Mr. Pike, who has closely followed North Korea's ambitious effort to develop nuclear warheads.
  20. House Orders Up Three Elite Jets By Paul Singer Roll Call 05 August 2009 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense information Web site, said military officials "need a long-range airplane - and [it's] better to fly them on a small one than a big one."
  21. Clinton headed home with freed journalists By Paul Koring The Globe and Mail 05 August 2009 -- "Mr. Clinton is way too much firepower to deploy just to spring two journalists," he said, adding that the former president likely went armed with messages from the White House.
  22. Mid Eastern Builders to Build Fuel Storage Tanks at USN's Craney Island Terminal Defense Industry Daily 03 August 2009 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, Craney Island Fuel Terminal is the US Navy's largest fuel facility in the United States.
  23. Massive Ordnance Penetrator fit to B-2 would speed to next year if Congress agrees Military and Aerospace Electronics Online 02 August 2009 -- American defense contractors are developing this conventional bunker buster under contract to Air Force Research Laboratory's Munitions Directorate and Defense Threat Reduction Agency, according to GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va.
  24. Croman Gets $11.9M Order to Provide Airlift to Hawaiian Military Ranges Defense Industry Daily 02 August 2009 -- PMRF is the lead range in the Pacific for Aegis Combat System Ship Qualification Training, according to Globalsecurity.org.
  25. If NSA's growing, it's not telling By Jamie Smith Hopkins The Baltimore Sun 01 August 2009 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a security-information Web site, is of the same opinion.