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May 2012 News
- 82nd Airborne Division battalion to deploy to Afghanistan in summer By Paul Woolverton The Fayetteville Observer 31 May 2012 -- "The theory is that we're training up the Afghan National Army so that they can take over when we leave," Pike said.
- US drone industry: Open for business at home and abroad Russia Today 23 May 2012 -- “The concern is that Turkey will use US-built UCAVs to go after the PKK [the Kurdish Workers’ Party], and might not place a high enough priority on quality control in their targeting process,” [Tim Brown, a senior fellow at Globalsecurity.org] noted.
- Cops bust N.H. man for Chicago plot By Erin Smith And Laurel J. Sweet The Boston Herald 20 May 2012 -- “Confronting the police has been a central element of their strategy from the beginning,” said John Pike, director of the terrorism research group GlobalSecurity.org.
- Red Menace: China Poised to Join Elite Aircraft Carrier Club By John T. Bennett US News & World Report 18 May 2012 -- Also members of the so-called "carrier club" are the U.K., Span, Italy, Brazil, France, India, Russia and Thailand, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
- Ospreys to be based in UK for special ops missions By John Vandiver Stars and Stripes 18 May 2012 -- The CV-22 variant used by special operators can travel 500 nautical miles “at or below 500 feet above ground level, locate a small landing zone, infiltrate and exfiltrate a team of 18 special operations forces, and return to base,” according to Globalsecurity.org, a clearing house on military technology.
- Defense Secretary Panetta warns against 'pet projects' in defense budget By Jennifer Griffin Fox News 10 April 2012 -- North Korea's longest range missile, the Taepodong, has a range of 1864 miles, according to GlobalSecurity.org, which also falls 5000 miles short of the East Coast of the United States.
- Pentagon Defends Buying From Russia Trader Aiding Assad By Tony Capaccio and David Lerman Bloomberg 09 April 2012 -- Rosoboronexport, based in Moscow, accounted for 85 percent of Russia’s arms exports as of 2010, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a research group based in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Gaps in China's area-denial strategy By Jens Kastner Asia Times Online 08 April 2012 -- "One of the primary defenses against anti-shipping cruise missiles is the CIWS Goalkeeper gun system [which fires from ships against incoming missiles and ballistic shells]," Pike said.
- Radar-evading Navy ship for sale in public auction By W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times 02 April 2012 -- The Sea Shadow cost about $50 million to build, and the total cost of the program over 10 years was about $195 million, according to GlobalSecurity.org, a website for military policy research.