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September 2012 News
- South Korean pilots visit Boeing, Lockheed jet fighter plants By Andrea Shalal-Esa Reuters 18 Sep 2012 -- "At the end of the day, the Japanese did not want to be a generation behind. They did not want to be the last major military power without a stealthy aircraft, and I think the Koreans are going to go the same way," Pike said.
- Sikorsky to close N.Y. plant, cut 570 jobs By Richard Lee News-Times Danbury 25 September 2012 -- "The president's proposed 2013 base defense budget is $525 billion, a 1 percent cut from last year. Congress approved $530 billion last year," [Joseph Trevithick] said.
- Iran's arsenal poses threat to U.S. military, citizens By Oren Dorell USA Today 25 September 2012 -- John Pike, director of the defense think tank Globalsecurity.org., said Iran also has chemical weapons that it could launch from civilian ships at U.S.' East Coast.
- The Last Battle: Steven Chadduck and waiting for help for PTSD By John Ramsey The Fayetteville Observer 24 September 2012 -- "For the first couple of years there, the politically correct position was that (Iraq) was going to be a short war," said John Pike, a military analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
- Uneasy crowd control in East China Sea By Jens Kastner AsiaTimes Online 19 September 2012 -- "These maneuvers are all threats that leave something to chance," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, a US-based think-tank.
- Pentagon ends more mingling of U.S., Afghan troops By Rowan Scarborough The Washington Times 18 September 2012 -- “So separating the troops makes no sense, but there is a lot about Afghanistan that makes no sense, so why not more nonsense?...," Mr. Pike said.
- How a remote rock split China and Japan By Hilary Whiteman CNN 18 Sep 2012 -- The report, by the U.N. Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE), indicated the possibility of large oil reserves in the vicinity, according to Globalsecurity.org.
- Radar sent to Japan can track anti-ship missiles By Shaun Waterman The Washington Times 17 September 2012 -- “The reason [the new radar] is being deployed is because the Japanese are increasingly alarmed about North Korea’s missile capability,” said Timothy Brown, a senior fellow at the think tank GlobalSecurity.org.
- Corruption enables trillions to slip out of China By Lou Kilzer and Andrew Conte Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 16 September 2012 -- "People are voting with their feet" said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
- Protests seen as becoming a ‘Jihadi Occupy’ By Erin Smith The Boston Herald 16 September 2012 -- John Pike: “There could still continue to be a small amount of protesters outside embassies. That could just become a permanent thing — the jihadi version of Occupy Wall Street.”
- How would the US pursue 'justice' in Libya? By Brad Knickerbocker The Christian Science Monitor 13 September 2012 -- Whether or not it was Al Qaeda per se, the organization has cooperated with a number of known terrorist groups worldwide including “The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group,” according to GlobalSecurity.org.
- Venezuela Seizes U.S. Vessel On Suspicion Of Arms Trafficking By Christopher Helman Forbes 06 September 2012 -- A decade ago the ship carried oilfield equipment to Iraq. And according to a backgrounder on Globalsecurity.org, it also made a special trip to Libya.
- Springfield crew ordered to crash drone By Andrew McGinn Springfield News-Sun 05 September 2012 -- The loss of a Predator isn’t uncommon, according to Joseph Trevithick, a military analyst for GlobalSecurity.org.