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January 2011 News

  1. Egypt's Military Tightens Control Over Regime By Alaa Shahine Bloomberg 31 January 2011 -- It's the largest army in the Arab world, totaling about 450,000 personnel divided into four services -- the army, air defense, air force and navy, according to globalsecurity.org.
  2. Workforce: Get used to the WikiLeaks mindset By George Smith Federal Computer Week 26 January 2011 -- George Smith is a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org and a writer and commentator on the science and technology of national security.
  3. Amtrackers mourn Marine who drowned in training accident By Gretel C. Kovach The San Diego Union-Tribune 20 Jan 2010 -- John Pike, a defense analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said "They don't sink very often," and going down in calm water is almost unheard of.
  4. Lockheed lands sim-training deal potentially worth $287M By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel 20 Jan 2010 -- "Over the past decade, we've accumulated an enormous amount of combat experience in these settings," said John Pike, a defense analyst and founder of Globalsecurity.org, a research firm in Washington.
  5. Spy Satellite Launch Shakes Up California By Ned Potter ABC News 20 Jan 2010 -- "I would be hard-pressed to disagree with him," said John Pike, who runs the website GlobalSecurity.org and often writes about space and national security.
  6. MacDill Inviting Visitors to Tour Base Without Shadowing By William R. Levesque St. Petersburg Times 17 Jan 2010 -- "Security has separated the military from the society it defends," Pike said. "I don't think that's good. The public needs some direct acquaintance with it. The military shouldn't feel itself walled off from everybody else."
  7. The Obama halftime report By Robert Farley, Angie Drobnic Holan, and Louis Jacobson PolitiFact 17 Jan 2010 -- "This is basically the most important step that could be taken to keep nuclear weapons out of the hands of terrorists," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org.
  8. Mysterious rock similar to white phosphorus used for warfare ABS-CBN News 14 Jan 2010 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, the US Army also used WP in World War II and then in Vietnam War, to create flame throwers and fire bombs.
  9. Under the Radar By Fred Kaplan Slate Magazine 11 Jan 2010 -- More statistics (courtesy of GlobalSecurity.org): China has 38 combat ships, four of them weighing more than 7,500 tons; the United States has 111, of which 79 are in that class. China has one amphibious landing ship; the United States has 24, along with 11 amphibious assault ships. China has six nuclear attack submarines; the United States has 58. China has 1,605 fighter planes; the United States has 3,695.
  10. Gates: North Korea could have long-range missile within 5 years By Larry Shaughnessy CNN 11 Jan 2010 -- "If you test enough times, you will eventually test out whatever fabrication and design flaws there are and you will have a workable missile," Pike told CNN.
  11. Home from wars, 82nd hones combat skills By Kevin Maurer The News & Observer 06 Jan 2010 -- "We don't know what a future battlefield might look like, but the 82nd's core competencies will probably come in handy in any event," Pike said.
  12. China trumpets stealth warplane as new status symbol The Globe and Mail 06 Jan 2010 -- "For the United States, these are all indicators that the Chinese aspire to be a new peer,'' said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  13. Estonia Forms Volunteer Cyber Army By Matt Liebowitz Security News Daily 06 Jan 2010 -- "A volunteer cyber-army is about the worst idea one can think up," said George Smith, senior fellow with GlobalSecurity.org.
  14. Officials consider building Canadian rocket By David Pugliese Postmedia News 03 Jan 2010 -- More than 800 of the rockets have been launched since 1962, when their manufacturing began, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  15. MILITARY: Bell tolls frequently for local Marines in Afghanistan By Mark Walker North County Times 01 Jan 2010 -- "It isn't a land-grab," said John Pike of the defense monitoring group GlobalSecurity.org in Washington.