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February 2011 News

  1. European governments send rescue missions to Libyan desert By the CNN Wire Staff CNN 27 February 2011 -- The willingness to send military aircraft into Libyan airspace without permission could indicate that Western governments are growing increasingly impatient with leader Moammar Gadhafi, according to John Pike, the Director of GlobalSecurity.org, an independent provider of security information.
  2. Boeing Co. wins $35-billion contract to build refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force, lawmakers say By W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times 24 February 2011 -- "It's the kind of contract that is too hard to pass up," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military policy research website.
  3. How Much Does It Cost To Hire an African Mercenary? By Stayton Bonner Slate Magazine 23 February 2011 -- Security expert John Pike speculates that Qaddafi promised at least $1,000 to each mercenary for the operation, with an enlistment bonus paid up front.
  4. Desperate Gadhafi Bombs Protesters, Blocks Internet By Spencer Ackerman Wired.com 21 February 2011 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, the Libyan Air Force possesses a lot of Soviet-era MiGs and Sukhoi aircraft.
  5. Gadhafi: Libya's flamboyant, mercurial ruler By Mike Pearson CNN 21 February 2011 -- As an Army captain, he led a bloodless coup against King Idris on September 1, 1969, establishing the Libyan Arab Republic in just two hours, according to GlobalSecurity.org, an independent provider of security information.
  6. After 42 years, Libya's controversial ruler faces new threats By the CNN Wire Staff CNN 20 February 2011 -- The overthrow was completed in two hours, according to GlobalSecurity.org, an independent provider of security information.
  7. Perrysburg sergeant dies in Africa By Jim Sielicki The Toledo Blade 20 February 2011 -- Since 2002, Djibouti has allowed the United States to station 800 Special Operations soldiers where they could be used to hunt for al-Qaeda terrorists in nearby Yemen, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a public-policy organization in Washington.
  8. How much impact has America had on the Mideast unrest? By Rick Montgomery and David Goldstein The Kansas City Star 19 February 2011 -- A U.S. naval base operates in Bahrain. "You can bet they're sitting tight and have locked the front door," said Pike of GlobalSecurity.org.
  9. US budget could end 2 Raytheon programs By David Wichner The Arizona Daily Star 18 February 2011 -- "They are making small cuts to avoid big cuts," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.com.
  10. US fears new 'provocation' by N.Korea AFP 17 February 2011 -- Satellite images posted on the website of US defense information group GlobalSecurity.org showed that North Korea has completed a launch tower at its new Tongchang-ri missile base.
  11. North Korea completes second missile site By Jeremy Laurence Reuters 17 February 2011 -- The launchpad is more sophisticated than the country's first facility and strikingly similar to a Chinese site, suggesting Beijing's involvement, Tim Brown, an image analyst from military analysis group globalsecurity.org.
  12. N.Korea completes missile launch tower By Simon Martin AFP 17 February 2011 -- The new base is seen as a key step in the North's quest for an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could possibly strike the United States, GlobalSecurity.org said.
  13. New North Korean Space Launch Site Appears Completed By Steve Herman VOA 16 February 2011 -- Tim Brown, an image analyst who is a senior fellow at Global Security.org, says it has taken North Korea about a decade to finish the facility.
  14. Better IED detection reduces casualties 37% in Afghanistan By Tom Vanden Brook USA Today 16 February 2011 -- The military has "shown this is a problem that can be managed," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a public policy organization that focuses on defense issues.
  15. Egypt's military: Key facts By the CNN Wire Staff CNN 15 February 2011 -- But estimates of the Egyptian military's readiness have declined since he took office, according to the military analysis site globalsecurity.org.
  16. CIA's Mideast Surprise Recalls History Of Intelligence Failures By Marcus Baram The Huffington Post 14 February 2011 -- Both Clinton administration officials and intelligence analysts accepted an "underlying mindset that India would not test its nuclear weapons," according to an analysis by GlobalSecurity.org.
  17. Egyptian defense chief unknown in West, derided at home By the CNN Wire Staff CNN 12 February 2011 -- However, during that time, "the tactical and operational readiness of the Egyptian Armed Forces has degraded," according to globalsecurity.org, a military analysis group.
  18. Egypt's military: Key facts By the CNN Wire Staff CNN 12 February 2011 -- Decision-making within the Ministry of Defense has rested almost solely with Tantawi, but during his tenure since 1991, "the tactical and operational readiness of the Egyptian Armed Forces has degraded," according to globalsecurity.org.
  19. MILITARY: Marines' relationship with Egyptian military enters uncertain phase By Mark Walker The North County Times 11 February 2011 -- John Pike of the defense monitoring firm GlobalSecurity.org said he thinks Egypt will move quickly to re-establish civilian rule.
  20. Where are China's Killer Drones? By David Axe Wired.com 08 February 2011 -- There were two dozen different aerial bots on display at the Zhuhai Airshow in southern China last year, but almost all of them were small, flimsy models that John Pike, from Globalsecurity.org, called "easy to do."
  21. Could mission specialization solve DOD's woes? By Amber Corrin Federal Computer Week 08 February 2011 -- As John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, points out, the overlap between the Navy and Army and between the Navy and Air Force is minimal and small potatoes in the grand scheme of DOD operations.
  22. U.S. has secret tools to force internet on dictators By Spencer Ackerman CNN 07 February 2011 -- That leads to another possibility: "Just give people Thuraya satellite phones," says John Pike of Globalsecurity.org.
  23. New Secrets of Huge Soviet Moon Rocket Revealed By Leonard David Space.com 07 February 2011 -- For years, Charles Vick, senior technical and policy analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, has been doggedly poring over on declassified files, talking with Soviet space program pioneers and culling through their memoirs and diaries.
  24. MILITARY: Changes loom for the Marine Corps By Mark Walker The North County Times 04 February 2011 -- Another analyst, John Pike of the defense monitoring firm GlobalSecurity.org, said he expects Amos to continue to go along with Gates and Pentagon budget-cutters.
  25. U.S. and Egyptian militaries have much at stake in crisis By Tom Vanden Brook and Mimi Hall USA Today 02 February 2011 -- If Egypt were to break its treaty with Israel, its U.S. military aid would vanish, said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org.