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June 2012 News

  1. Old diplomatic spat keeps Kiwis out of Pearl Harbor By William Cole The Honolulu Star-Advertiser 28 June 2012 -- "We had been in the Great War with the Kiwis and we had licked the Japanese with the Kiwis and we had been together against the Soviets with the Kiwis — until this whole nuclear thing came up," Pike said.
  2. U.S. military contractors prepare for possible budget cuts By W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times 26 June 2012 -- "Because of the convergence of these two things, I have a hard time believing that sequestration will go forward," [Pike] said. "I have tended to think the whole thing is smoke and mirrors."
  3. IN FOCUS: Dynamic Aviation prepares for life after wartime By John Croft Flight International 25 June 2012 -- The GlobalSecurity.org website states that the Desert Owl system includes the King Air 200T, or C-12 in military parlance, fitted with a PenRad 7 synthetic aperture radar system and the L-3 MX-15 electro-optical/infrared sensor.
  4. Secretive Air Force Space Plane's Purpose Questioned By Leonard David Space.com 25 June 2012 -- Regarding the X-37B, Pike said, at this point, he thinks the main "purpose" of the effort is to keep Chinese military intelligence officials guessing "since they will have to respond to everything it might be."
  5. Syria Said to Possess Vast Quantities of Chemical Weapons By Andre deNesnera VOA 21 June 2012 -- “Unlike Moammar Gadhafi, who had basically dismantled his chemical weapons,” said John Pike, head of Globalsecurity.com, “the Syrians have a very active poison gas program.”
  6. Tucson tech: Marana pilot helping military as tiny target By David Wichner Arizona Daily Star 19 June 2012 -- "If you think about how hard it is to build an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) - and how much effort the U.S. is putting into defending against that - it would be much easier to shoot a missile off a ship down in the Caribbean, and the U.S. isn't doing anything to deal with that to speak of," Pike said.
  7. Syrian Army is Capable Military Force, Say Experts By Andre deNesnera VOA 19 June 2012 -- John Pike, head of an Internet research firm Globalsecurity.com, said there are limits to the army’s political reliability "because of the sectarian division between the Alawite officers and the Sunni soldiers."
  8. The Air Force’s Secret Spacecraft Has Landed By Catherine Traywick Time NewsFeed 19 June 2012 -- Last year, space analyst John Pike of the think tank and online forum GlobalSecurity.org told TIME that the OTV might have no practical use at all.
  9. Brooks: No sharing missiles data with Russia By Eric Fleischauer TimesDaily 18 June 2012 -- “I think Congress is providing reassurance to Raytheon (and other defense contractors) that it is not going to allow the mad momentum of arms control to unwittingly permit one of Raytheon’s competitors to make off with the crown jewels,” Pike said.
  10. U.S., Syrians concerned about Russian helicopters By Oren Dorell USA Today 13 June 2012 -- Assad's forces have lost tanks because they're entering places where they're vulnerable to rebel grenade fire, says John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org.
  11. Fort Carson: Army seeks to change, but not forget By Jakob Rodgers The Gazette, Colorado Springs 05 June 2012 -- "There was a lot of reinventing the wheel," said Joseph Trevithick, a research associate with Globalsecurity.org.
  12. Carson unit dusts off old gear to relearn tank combat By Jakob Rodgers The Gazette, Colorado Springs 05 June 2012 -- “It’s more going back to basics,” said Joseph Trevithick, a research associate with the military think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
  13. Spy-Satellite Merger Fizzles, Preventing Space Monopoly By Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Wired.com: Danger Room 06 June 2012 -- “You can count golf balls with it,” said Tim Brown, a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org and an expert in commercial satellite imagery.
  14. Navy renews charter of civilian-run, Louisiana-owned ship By Paul Purpura The Times-Picayune 11 June 2012 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, the MV Kellie Chouest is one of several Edison Chouest Offshore ships and tugs leased by the Military Sealift Command.
  15. Air force plans to land its mysterious unmanned space plane in June By Brian Braiker The Guardian 10 June 2012 -- "I don't think this thing has a mission that would go beyond bewildering the Chinese," [Pike] said.
  16. Russians Test Super-Quiet Sub By David Ruppe ABC News 08 June 2012 -- "It's certainly a major milestone for them that after all this time they've finally launched the bloody thing," says John Pike, a military expert who runs GlobalSecurity.org in Washington, D.C.