GlobalSecurity.org In the News
July 2011 News
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.