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GlobalSecurity.org In the News

July 2011 News

  1. Where's My Ray Gun? By Katherine Tweed InnovationNewsDaily 28 Jul 2011 -- "A Taser is about as close as you’re going to get," said John Pike, Director of GlobalSecurity.org, a military information website.
  2. Lining up backup plans for the International Space Station By Ralph Vartabedian Los Angeles Times 28 Jul 2011 -- "We are just getting into the science program, and the outcome of that is yet to be determined," said Charles Vick, a senior analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington think tank.
  3. Military contractors sink as Congress bickers By Christopher Hinton MarketWatch 27 Jul 2011 -- “When the defense companies look at what’s happening in Europe, where countries like the U.K. have really took a hook to defense spending, they want to make sure they ready,” said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  4. U.S. intelligence analysts speculated on China’s use of electromagnetic radiation on Taiwan By Jason Ukman 22 Jul 2011 -- “People have been talking about these things for many decades and they just haven’t gone anywhere,” said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank.
  5. Foreign nations push into space as U.S. pulls back By W.J. Hennigan and Ralph Vartabedian Los Angeles Times 22 Jul 2011 -- The Chinese space budget is not published and is difficult to calculate. John Pike, executive director of GlobalSecurity.org, estimates that it is more than $5 billion.
  6. China launches largest dock landing ship UPI 22 Jul 2011 -- In particular, a large helicopter flight deck at the stern of the Jinggangshan is enough to support the operation of two medium-size helicopters such as Z-8/AS-321 Super Frelon, analysts at GlobalSecurity.org said.
  7. GAO: Blocked fuel line hampered military satellite By Dan Elliot The Associated Press 21 Jul 2011 -- "You've got a lot of other things depending on the launch," Pike said, including ground-based weapons.
  8. A cloudy vision of U.S. spaceflight By Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times 19 Jul 2011 -- John Pike, executive director of GlobalSecurity.org, estimates that the total space budget for national security and the military is $40 billion to $50 billion, more than double NASA's entire budget.
  9. New IVR Technology Uses Biometrics for Voice Identification By Deborah Hirsch TMCnet 11 Jul 2011 -- Voice identification technology was actually pioneered in the 1960s, according to globalsecurity.org, but it has since been updated and upgraded for use today.
  10. THE 3-MINUTE INTERVIEW: John Pike By Susan Ferrechio Washington Examiner 10 Jul 2011 -- Pike, one of the world's leading experts on defense, space and intelligence policy, is director of GlobalSecurity.org, which he founded in December 2000.
  11. Hichem Karoui: Secret CIA drone base The Gulf Today 09 Jul 2011 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.Org, a military think-tank in Washington, said then the drone had probably taken off from a short runway in Djibouti, across the Red Sea from Yemen, where there has been a steady build-up of US Special Forces in those months.
  12. Armed drones are far older than Tom thinks: A short history of the UAV 4 U By Joseph Trevithick The Best Defense 08 Jul 2011 -- The U.S. Navy had actually fielded a rotary wing anti-submarine warfare drone in the 1960s that could attack targets with torpedoes.
  13. Critics Cast Doubts Over NASA's Post-Shuttle Future By Doug McKelway FoxNews.com 08 Jul 2011 -- "If God had meant for us to travel into deep space, he would have given us more money," says space expert John Pike of globalsecurity.org.