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September 2011 News

  1. China launches module for space station By Christopher Bodeen Associated Press 29 September 2011 -- "It is a nation doing its own thing saying, 'OK, we can do what you did for our own country separate from cooperation, on Chinese terms,'" said Charles Vick, an expert on the Chinese space program with Globalsecurity.org.
  2. U.S. says Iran's navy threat does not hold water By John O'Callaghan Reuters 28 September 2011 -- The navy is vital for Tehran due to the Gulf's importance as a route for Iran's oil exports but it "is outdated and in need of substantial modernization," according to the GlobalSecurity.org think tank.
  3. Accidents top cause of helicopter crashes in Afghanistan By Tom Vanden Brook USA Today 27 September 2011 -- "It's just a fact of life that helicopters are accident prone," said John Pike, executive director of Globalsecurity.org, a defense policy group.
  4. Taiwan to receive US arms package By William Lowther The Taipei Times 23 September 2011 -- “It would have been much, much, better if Obama had provided brand-new airplanes,” national security analyst and Global Security think tank director John Pike told the Taipei Times.
  5. Libya military site yields possible radioactive material CNN International 22 September 2011 -- John Pike, a defense expert at Global Security, told CNN the elderly rockets might pose a greater threat to safety than the suspected radioactive material.
  6. Air Force reopens a base. But where? By Geoff Ziezulewicz Stars and Stripes 21 September 2011 -- The online defense repository globalsecurity.org states the 332nd worked out of Ahmed al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, from at least late 2002, spent a brief time headquartered at Iraq’s Tallil Air Base, then unfurled its flag at Balad Air Base, Iraq.
  7. Report: Drone crash triggers clash UPI 19 September 2011 -- "I don't think the Chinese can do much more with it than the Taliban," Pike said.
  8. The spy satellite that came in from the Cold War The Daily Mail 19 September 2011 -- Charles P. Vick, a senior technical and policy analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, told the Washington Post: 'It constituted quite an advance in film-based imagery systems.
  9. At Fleet Week, time of change for Navy By Jeanette Steele The San Diego Union Tribune 17 September 2011 -- “There will be all kinds of little nips and tucks at the margins. And all kinds of programs stretched out and re-scoped,” said John Pike of Globalsecurity.org in Alexandria, Va.
  10. Top-secret U.S. surveillance satellite, now declassified, gets a public showing in Virginia By Jason Ukman The Washington Post 16 September 2011 -- “It constituted quite an advance in film-based imagery systems,” said Charles P. Vick, a senior technical and policy analyst at GlobalSecurity.org, a defense think tank.
  11. Sentencing due Monday in Iran arms sting By John Shiffman The Philadelphia Inquirer 11 September 2011 -- The supersonic F-5, mass-produced in the 1960s, is still used by 27 mostly developing countries, including Iran, and can carry Sidewinder missiles, according to globalsecurity.org.
  12. Years after 9/11, safer U.S. faces other risks By Dan Nowicki The Arizona Republic 11 September 2011 -- "The concern that we had on September 12 was that it looked like al-Qaida was able to pull off a spectacular attack every year or two and each one was bigger than the previous one," said John Pike, founder and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  13. Safer, vigilant but wary of next attack By Chris Cassidy The Boston Herald 09 September 2011 -- “Bin Laden sleeps with the fishes, doesn’t he?” said John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org. “I think we’ve won.”
  14. America’s longest war still marches onward By Russ Britt MarketWatch 09 September 2011 -- The damage seemed so heavy — nearly 3,000 lives lost at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and on the United Airlines flight that crashed in Pennsylvania — that it was unclear at first how the U.S. should respond, says John Pike, director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  15. 'Cyber 9/11': Serious Risk Or Inflated Threat? By Gerry Smith The Huffington Post 09 September 2011 -- "The discussion of threats in this country has always been driven by who has the scariest story and who can shout the loudest," said George Smith, a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org.
  16. In the war against terror, the Northeast transit corridor seen as a vulnerable target By Michael P. Mayko and Martin Cassidy Connecticut Post 09 September 2011 -- John Pike, a national security analyst and founder of GlobalSecurity.org., said a coordinated attack on a major transit system would shut down the economy and the federal government.
  17. 9/11: Six Tech Advances to Prevent Future Attacks By Patrick J. Kiger National Geographic News 07 September 2011 -- Additionally, today airline crews and passengers most likely would fight back, according to John Pike, founder and director of the Washington, D.C.-based think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  18. US Casualties in Iraq Drop, But Iraqis Concerned About Withdrawal By Luis Ramirez VOA 06 September 2011 -- John Pike is director of Globalsecurity.org, a military information website. He says there is still much potential for an escalation of sectarian violence.