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April 2011 News

  1. California lawmakers praise Leon Panetta's nomination as Secretary of Defense By Elizabeth Bewley Gannett 29 April 2011 -- "He's already had just about every other job in town, so I don't think he's going to require an intensive amount of training," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  2. REGION: Hollywood, military clients use remote Eagle Rock facility By Chris Nichols North County Times 29 April 2011 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a leading source on news about the military, called Eagle Rock unusual but innovative, noting that he was only vaguely familiar with the center.
  3. Defense created 27,000 jobs during recession By Gary Robbins The San Diego Union Tribune 20 April 2011 -- "The 21st Century will be the Pacific Century, as China's military continues rapid modernization and the threat of major conflict in Europe has vanished," said defense analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org.
  4. Orlando-based Lockheed unit unseats General Dynamics from gunnery-range training contract By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel 20 April 2011 -- With its deep pockets, Lockheed has the potential to dramatically undercut a rival's bid, even at a loss, to win additional work, said John Pike, a military expert and founder of GlobalSecurity.org, a research and consulting firm in Washington.
  5. Your iPhone is Tracking You. Does it Matter? By Matt Liebowitz Security News Daily 20 April 2011 -- According to George Smith, senior fellow at the security website GlobalSecurity.org, having a device that knows where you are is simply a part of what it means to stay connected in a world of targeted marketing and intrusive social networks.
  6. Pro-Gadhafi forces changing tactics By Rowan Scarborough The Washington Times 18 April 2011 -- "I think that they have learned that sitting in a tank is a very dangerous place to be," Mr. Pike said.
  7. Excitement builds over Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne's supersonic 'scramjet' By Jeff Ostrowski Palm Beach Post 18 April 2011 -- "They've been trying to take the 'hype' out of hypersonics for half a century now, and it hasn't happened yet," Pike said.
  8. NATO runs short on some munitions in Libya By Karen DeYoung and Greg Jaffe The Washington Post 15 April 2011 -- "If [the Europeans] would run out of these munitions this early in such a small operation, you have to wonder what kind of war they were planning on fighting," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank.
  9. Ming Dynasty admiral spooks Taiwan By Jens Kastner Asia Times Online 13 April 2011 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org and a defense expert frequently called on to testify before US Congress, told Asia Times Online that one aircraft carrier won't have much impact on Taiwan.
  10. Amateur Observations Suggest 20-Year-Old Spy Satellite Was Destroyed By Leonard David Space.com 13 April 2011 -- "My understanding is that some of the early reconnaissance satellites were retrieved from the ocean floor when they failed to achieve orbit," Brown said.
  11. Experts: Plan Now for Post-Gadhafi Libya to Avoid Chaos By Al Pessin VOA 12 April 2011 -- "Somebody needs to be doing the sort of planning that really had not been done in advance of the United States going into Iraq," said John Pike.
  12. Space Program in Time Warp 50 Years On By Alexander Bratersky The Moscow Times 12 April 2011 -- "Both U.S. and Russian efforts [in this area] in the past have only gone just so far before being stopped due to a lack of national political will as well as the all-important national funding," Vick, a space expert with Global Security.org in Washington, told The Moscow Times.
  13. Thailand admits controversial weapon use AFP 07 April 2011 -- DPICMs burst into bomblets which are designed for both anti-armour and anti-personnel attack, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a US-based public policy organisation focusing on defence intelligence.
  14. 700 Bragg soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan this summer By John Ramsey The Fayetteville Observer 07 April 2011 -- John Pike, a military analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said he doesn't expect much of a decrease in troop levels this summer.