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November 2010 News

  1. Iran's military looks to the sky as new priority The Associated Press 30 November 2010 -- "What we see from Iran is a lot of show and a lot of talk, but nothing that comes close to being a game changer," said John Pike, director of the security analyst group globalsecurity.org based in Alexandria, Virginia.
  2. WikiLeaks Diplomatic Document Dump Yields No Surprises By Jonathan Berr Daily Finance 30 November 2010 -- "By definition, it's damaging to American national security interests," says John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org in an interview, adding that the size of the leak was unprecedented.
  3. Experts predict more terror plots in U.S. By Marisol Bello USA Today 29 November 2010 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military information site, says Mohamud's arrest seems to be the result of "1% his inspiration and 99% FBI perspiration."
  4. Unfair Share By Christopher Beam Slate Magazine 29 November 2010 -- "If you can get a credit card, you can get a 'secret' clearance," says John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org.
  5. Growth of San Diego's Navy fleet tied to tension in Korea By Gary Robbins San Diego Union Tribune 28 November 2010 -- "If the situation escalates, short of general war, I could easily imagine the US wanting a stronger show of force," John Pike, a defense analyst for Globalsecurity.org, said today.
  6. Troop drawdown in Afghanistan expected to go slowly By John Ramsey The Fayetteville Observer 26 November 2010 -- John Pike, military analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said he doesn't see a true end in sight for troops in Afghanistan.
  7. Missing radioactive rods located by FedEx By Jordan Steffen McClatchy-Tribune Information Services 26 November 2010 -- "The issue is what would happen if some evil doer acquired this thing," John Pike , director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military information website, said.
  8. MILITARY: Former Rep. Duncan Hunter's book claims 'Victory in Iraq' By Mark Walker North County Times 25 November 2010 -- John Pike, founder of the military monitoring group GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, said he believes Hunter is right in concluding that the U.S. won the war.
  9. How the U.S. Snoops on Russian Nukes From Space By Spencer Ackerman Wired 19 November 2010 -- Globalsecurity.org has a good rundown of some of their capabilities.
  10. MILITARY: Marine Corps sending tanks to Helmand for the first time By Mark Walker North County Times 19 November 2010 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense monitoring group in Washington, said tanks do present a "community interface" issue.
  11. MILITARY: Congressman calls for roadside bomb point man in Afghanistan By Mark Walker North County Times 17 November 2010 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, which closely monitors military affairs, said the key challenge confronting the military in Afghanistan is its larger size in comparison with Iraq, its often difficult terrain and increasingly larger fertilizer bombs coming from multiple manufacturing sites.
  12. Iran: Our Homebrew Missile is Double-Awesome (Take That, Ruskies!) By Adam Rawnsley Wired 18 November 2010 -- The two decade technological chasm between the roughly 50 year old S-200 and the 30 year old S-300 would be too much for a country with Iran's capabilities to bridge on its own, says John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org.
  13. Sen. John Cornyn says that Fort Hood is the largest military installation in the world PolitiFact 15 November 2010 -- Pike pointed to California's Fort Irwin as an example of why you shouldn't gauge the size of an installation by acreage: it spans 642,000 acres, but functions primarily as a training ground for soldiers from elsewhere, he said.
  14. Northrop Grumman asks public to oppose defense cuts By Gary Robbins San Diego Union Tribune 15 November 2010 -- John Pike, a defense analyst for Globalsecurity.org, isn't sure which audience Northrop is trying to reach.
  15. Editorial: No aliens, no evil geniuses, contrail proves prosaic By Dale McFeatters Scripps Howard News Service 10 November 2010 -- In exasperation, John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org told The Washington Post, "This thing is so obviously an airplane contrail, and yet apparently all the king's horses and all the king's men can't find someone to stand up and say it."
  16. China Shows Space Skills With Satellite Rendezvous The Associated Press 10 November 2010 -- China may have been practicing its docking skills as quietly as possible, so that if it failed, it wouldn't be a public embarrassment, said Charles Vick of Globalsecurity.org, which tracks military and homeland security news.
  17. Pentagon: Evidence indicates mystery plume was a plane contrail CNN 10 November 2010 -- This corresponds with the conclusion of John Pike, a defense expert and the director of GlobalSecurity.org. "It's clearly an airplane contrail," Pike said Tuesday.
  18. Pentagon can't explain apparent mystery plume off California coast By Michael Martinez and Casey Wian CNN 10 November 2010 -- But John Pike, a defense expert who is director of GlobalSecurity.org, said he believes he has solved the mystery. "It's clearly an airplane contrail," Pike said Tuesday afternoon.
  19. Pentagon stumped over 'missile' The Press Association 10 November 2010 -- One expert called it an optical illusion. "It's an airplane that is heading towards the camera and the contrail is illuminated by the setting sun," said John Pike.
  20. Mystery in sky over California may be plane as day By John Pomfret The Washington Post 10 November 2010 -- Said John Pike, a defense and aerospace expert who runs GlobalSecurity.org: "This thing is so obviously an airplane contrail, and yet apparently all the king's horses and all the king's men can't find someone to stand up and say it."
  21. Mystery Vapor Trail Left by Plane, Pentagon Says CBS News 10 November 2010 -- "This thing is so obviously an airplane contrail, and yet apparently all the king's horses and all the king's men can't find someone to stand up and say it," said John Pike.
  22. Mystery solved? California 'missile' may be optical illusion caused by aircraft... so why can't the Pentagon tell us? Daily Mail 10 November 2010 -- John Pike, a defence and aerospace expert who runs website GlobalSecurity.org, is convinced the phenomenon was a simple trick of the eye.
  23. Mystery Missile Madness
  24. L.A.'s Mystery 'Missile' Is Probably a Jet By Noah Shachtman Wired 09 November 2010 -- "The aircraft is flying towards the observer; the air over the Pacific is clear, so the contrail is visible all the way to the horizon..." Pike tells Danger Room
  25. Mystery Missile Befuddles NATO, NORAD, and the Pentagon By Jack Phillips The Epoch Times 09 November 2010 -- "If it were secret, we'd do it at night in Alaska where only the caribou could see it," Pike told the newspaper. "It's an airplane contrail, pure and simple."
  26. Was this UFO off LA a missile launch or optical illusion? By Ed Walsh Examiner.com 09 November 2010 -- John Pike, a defense expert who is director of GlobalSecurity.org, told CNN that he believes it was an "incredibly obvious" optical illusion and was not a missile launch but a contrail from a airplane.
  27. Pentagon can't explain 'missile' off California The Associated Press 09 November 2010 -- One expert called it an optical illusion. "It's an airplane that is heading toward the camera and the contrail is illuminated by the setting sun," said John Pike, director of the U.S.-based security analyst group globalsecurity.org.
  28. Iran's Space Program: Lots of Talk, but a Chance to Shine By Jeremy Hsu Space.com 09 November 2010 -- Such portrayals by Iran of its launches are in stark contrast to "repeated delays in their space program and failures not discussed," according to Charles Vick, senior technical and policy analyst at GlobalSecurity.org.