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May 2011 News

  1. IPO for Virginia Beach company assessed By Robert McCabe The Virginian-Pilot 29 May 2011 -- "If you had to think about defense stocks, you know, and what their business prospects were over the next several years, well, I think this company's got a good story," Pike said of ADS.
  2. Family accused of taking NSA for $1.45M UPI 29 May 2011 -- Since 2001, the agency budget's has soared and "their problem is how to get rid of all this money," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org.
  3. Crooks target National Security Agency By Tricia Bishop The Baltimore Sun 29 May 2011 -- "That's my money they're giving away," said John E. Pike, a national security analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org, an online clearinghouse for defense information.
  4. S. China Sea Oil Rush Risks Clashes as U.S. Bolsters Vietnam By Daniel Ten Kate Bloomberg Businessweek 27 May 2011 -- More than half of the world's merchant fleet by tonnage passes through the South China Sea each year, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Alexandria, Virginia.
  5. Chinese Military Admits Cyberwarfare Unit Exists By Matt Liebowitz Security News Daily 26 May 2011 -- George Smith, senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org, told SecurityNewsDaily the creation of the elite military unit "offers a resource" for more Chinese-borne cyberattacks.
  6. Congress Wants More Clarity on Obama's Libya Policy By Jessica Rettig U.S.News & World Report 26 May 2011 -- "Mr. Obama got elected on 'give peace a chance,'" says Pike. "He doesn't want this to be known as Obama's war."
  7. Space police By Tom Henheffer Maclean's 26 May 2011 -- Still, not everyone believes the X-37Bs are meant for reconnaissance, and John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a weapons analysis organization, says they may not really have any purpose at all.
  8. The Waco Tea Party says the federal government threatened to impose a no-fly zone if Texas bars TSA officials from performing pat-downs PolitiFact.com 25 May 2011 -- John Pike, director of the private Virginia-based company Global Security, which specializes in defense and military background information, speculated that the legislation would effectively grind flights to a halt depending on how many passengers need to be patted down each day.
  9. Pentagon weapons buyer quietly visits California to discuss bomber planes By W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times 22 May 2011 -- This time, "the cloak-and-dagger should be even better," said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, a website for military policy research.
  10. Agent Orange buried in S. Korea, vets say By Jim Kavanagh CNN 20 May 2011 -- Travis recalled wheeling the barrels out of a warehouse at Camp Carroll, which GlobalSecurity.org says is home to the U.S. Army Material Support Center-Korea.
  11. Friendly fire still one of war's hazards By Lindsay Wise The Houston Chronicle 19 May 2011 -- "Part of the problem with combat identification is that everybody gets all excited about it after the war and all kinds of programs get started, but then they run out of gas because people forget why it's important..." said John Pike...
  12. Canada ordering more smart bombs for Libya campaign By David Pugliese The Ottawa Citizen 18 May 2011 -- Pike said he wasn't surprised that Canada is ordering more of the bombs since reports have been circulating for several weeks now that NATO nations taking part in the Libyan war are running out of weapons.
  13. Navy joins investigation into death of unknown boy in Maine By Jessica Heslam The Boston Herald 18 May 2011 -- "The obvious conclusion to be drawn is that they are concerned that there may be Navy personnel involved," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  14. Obama Reserves Right to Nuke Hackers By Paul Wagenseil Security News Daily 18 May 2011 -- George Smith, a senior fellow with the Alexandria, Va. military and technology think tank GlobalSecurity.org, had a similar interpretation.
  15. Pentagon expects IED hits to rise By Tom Vanden Brook USA Today 13 May 2011 -- Because it takes a relatively small amount to make a bomb, the effort probably won't reduce the threat substantially, Pike said.
  16. Local man helped plan operation to rescue POWs from North Vietnam By Keith Rogers Las Vegas Review-Journal 16 May 2011 -- This included synchronized satellites and perhaps at least one stealth unmanned aerial system, surmised by one expert, John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org...
  17. Joe Heck's national security role finds new urgency after Osama bin Laden's death By Karoun Demirjian Las Vegas Sun 10 May 2011 -- "Ninety percent of what's going on in the military/space field is done by private contractors, because they are the ones who know how to do it," said John Pike...
  18. Bin Laden raid reveals another elusive target: a stealth helicopter By W.J. Hennigan and Ralph Vartabedian Los Angeles Times 07 May 2011 -- In the 1980s, the Pentagon worked on developing a classified stealth helicopter along with the F-117 Nighthawk stealth aircraft and the B-2 stealth bomber, said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a website for military policy research.
  19. Stealth craft in bin Laden raid has Nevada ties By Keith Rogers Las Vegas Review-Journal 07 May 2011 -- "I would have no way of knowing whether it was technology from the test bed applied to the MH-60 or a prototype for an entirely new design," Pike said.
  20. Md.-based intelligence agencies helped track bin Laden By Scott Calvert The Baltimore Sun 07 May 2011 -- According to John Pike, director of the private national security group GlobalSecurity.org, the NSA relies on powerful computers to flag important conversations, such as the one involving the courier.
  21. Experts: Osama Bin Laden Files May Be Impossible to Crack By Matt Liebowitz Security News Daily 05 May 2011 -- If bin Laden practiced "good tradecraft, [he] would burn after reading," John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, told SecurityNewsDaily.
  22. Questions linger after Osama bin Laden raid By Josh Gerstein and Charles Hoskinson POLITICO 05 May 2011 -- "It's evidently a previously undisclosed stealth helicopter," said John Pike of Globalsecurity.org. He cited photos of portions of the chopper that show a cover over the tail rotor.
  23. Nuclear leak forces Russian icebreaker back to port By Dmitry Zaks AFP 05 May 2011 -- The US-based GlobalSecurity.org research organisation said the ships were "originally designed for 100,000 hours of reactor life, but this was extended first to 150,000, then to 175,000."
  24. Al-Qaeda soldiers on the run, experts say By Chris Cassidy The Boston Herald 04 May 2011 -- "If it were me, I'd get out of town," said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. "I'd have a go-pack with a small quantity of unmarked bills and an extra set of ID. And I just would not have come home."
  25. Bin Laden Death Means Most Sept. 11 Terror Conspirators Killed or Captured By Alison Fitzgerald Bloomberg 04 May 2011 -- Two others were killed in Afghanistan in 2001, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a research group in Alexandria, Virginia.
  26. Command in N.C. flies mostly under radar By Barbara Barrett The Charlotte Observer 04 May 2011 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, JSOC was formed in 1980 after the failed hostage attempt in Iran. Publicly, the command serves as headquarters for joint operations among special forces.
  27. CIA Used Satellites To Prep For Bin Laden Raid NPR 04 May 2011 -- Mr. PIKE: Well, you would start out with satellite imagery because that's going to give you coverage that would go back a number of years, and you'd be able to look at the construction chronology of this compound.
  28. Cape Canaveral AFS a crucial player in bin Laden takedown By Todd Halvorson Florida Today 04 May 2011 -- "It would be real hard to do it without them," John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a group that specializes in background information in the fields of defense, space, intelligence and homeland security, among others, said of the satellites.
  29. SEAL Team 6 Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Brags - Quietly By Bruce Leshan 9NEWS NOW 03 May 2011 -- "This was not going to be another Desert One," says Joseph Trevithick of GlobalSecurity.org.
  30. Bin Laden raid will 'go down in history' UPI 03 May 2011 -- Research associate Joseph Trevithick of the GlobalSecurity.org think tank of Alexandria, Va., told The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot, "This is exactly the kind of mission that this kind of unit is maintained for -- direct action against a terrorism target."
  31. Va. Beach-based SEALs tasked with taking out bin Laden By Bill Sizemore The Virginian-Pilot 03 May 2011 -- "This is exactly the kind of mission that this kind of unit is maintained for: direct action against a terrorism target," said Joseph Trevithick, a research associate at GlobalSecurity.org, a Northern Virginia-based think tank.
  32. Helicopter loss in bin Laden raid highlights risks By Andrea Shalal-Esa Reuters 03 May 2011 -- "They agonized over that. A lot of lessons were learned," including the need for extra helicopters to carry out the mission, and rescue helicopters, said John Pike, founder of the globalsecurity.org website.
  33. Military has us all speaking on their terms By Katherine Skiba Chicago Tribune 03 May 2011 -- Sources: Los Angeles Times; Black's Law Dictionary, 4th Edition; The Oxford Companion to United States History; Dictionary of American History: From 1763 to the Present; GlobalSecurity.org; U.S. Department of Defense
  34. Cost of pursuing bin Laden? Half a trillion and climbing By John Aloysius Farrell and Aaron Mehta iWatch News 03 May 2011 -- Said defense analyst John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org, "The Defense Department budget is twice what it was 10 years ago.due to the national panic attack after 9/11. All that increase is attributable to Osama bin Laden."
  35. Hi-Tech Surveillance Plus Old-Fashioned Intelligence Work Found Osama Bin Laden By Stuart Fox Innovation News Daily 02 May 2011 -- "Persistent surveillance [by drone aircraft], in particular, is the modern equivalent of good old- fashioned police work," Pike said.
  36. With Osama Bin Laden Dead, What's Next? By Joyce Jones BET 02 May 2011 -- "It's hard to say. I think the place to begin would be to ask what are we doing differently today than we did 10 years ago and how much of that can go back to the way it used to be," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  37. Bin Laden's death exacerbates division over Afghanistan strategy By Chuck Raasch Gannett 02 May 2011 -- John Pike, director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org, said the status quo has remained largely unshaken by the historic events of the last few days.
  38. Victory hailed, but experts say threat not over By Chris Cassidy The Boston Herald 02 May 2011 -- "Symbolically, it's victory. Symbolically, it's Battleship Missouri and Tokyo Bay," John Pike, the director of the military information Web site global security.org, who said the symbolic significance of bin Laden's death can't be overstated.