GlobalSecurity.org In the News
December 2009 News
- F-22's fate sealed, but Marietta plant cruising By Dan Chapman The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 21 December 2009 -- John Pike, a defense expert with globalsecurity.org, said the Senate's fears about the F-35 are unproven.
- Forgotten people By A.G. Noorani Frontline Magazine Volume 26, Issue 26: Dec. 19, 2009 - Jan. 01, 2010 -- Vine goes on to say: "[John] Pike, who runs the website GlobalSecurity.org, explained, 'It's the base from which we control half of Africa and the southern side of Asia, the southern side of Eurasia.'
- Sidewinder upgraded here for use in surface warfare By David Wichner The Arizona Daily Star 19 December 2009 -- John Pike, director of the defense Web site GlobalSecurity.org, said that tweaking existing weapons for new missions can be cost-effective.
- F-22 Raptors return from training in Middle East By Corinne Reilly The Virginian-Pilot 17 December 2009 -- The aircraft's performance in the Middle East this month probably won't change its fate in the United States, said John Pike, director of the military Web site GlobalSecurity.org.
- Harkin: Health bill in Nelson's hands By Joseph Morton The Omaha World Herald 17 December 2009 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org and a leading defense analyst, dismissed the idea that any White House would threaten to close a base for one simple reason - it's too hard to do and it takes too long.
- Large helicopters to land at SMO By Kevin Herrera Santa Monica Daily Press 15 December 2009 -- The average weight of the H-46 is 18,000 pounds, with a maximum lift capability of 6,000 pounds. It can carry 25 combat-loaded troops, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
- Sentinel joins fleet of remotely piloted planes in Nevada By Keith Rogers Las Vegas Review-Journal 14 December 2009 -- John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, a military information Web site, said the Sentinel appears to be powered by a single jet engine so that it can fly at high altitudes and monitor large areas.
- Soldiering on By Keith Phucas The Times Herald 13 December 2009 -- An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 American troops launched the assault Nov. 8, 2004, according to globalsecurity.org.
- Officials Seek Destination of North Korean Arms By Thomas Fuller and David E. Sanger The New York Times 13 December 2009 -- Charles P. Vick, a missile expert at GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Alexandria, Va., said that if the markings were correct, the rockets might be K-100s, a type of Russian missile designed to destroy sophisticated radar planes.
- Sighted: A Secret US Aircraft in Afghanistan By Stuart Fox Popular Science 01 December 2009 -- Then again, John Pike of GlobalSecurity.net noted "for every UAV program we know about, there's one that we don't know about," suggested the new UAV may be part of some previously unannounced program.