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November 2012 News
- Reporter's Notebook: North Korea launch possible in December, expert tells Fox News By Greg Palkot Fox News 30 November 2012 -- Charles Vick, Senior Technical & Space Policy Analyst for Globalsecurity.org, tells Fox News “North Korea is building up to a flight test of this next space launch.”
- China mourns manager of J-15 jet program UPI 30 November 2012 -- A report by GlobalSecurity.org said the J-15 - dubbed the Flying Shark - is said to be a reverse-engineered aircraft based on an unfinished Su-33 prototype bought from Ukraine around 2001.
- Army rushing equipment to fight IEDs in Afghanistan By Tom Vanden Brook USA Today 23 November 2012 -- "You can do rapid innovation with infantry," Pike said. "The kit is small; it's easy to fabricate. It's not like they're creating a new helicopter. This skill is one of the great take-aways from this war. I hope they don't allow it to atrophy."
- Mysterious Mars rover discovery draws alien hype, critical backlash By Kate Allen Toronto Star 23 November 2012 -- “I think it’s obviously a deliberate attempt to drum up interest,” said John Pike, a space and policy expert and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
- Israel-Hamas fight more risky in a changed Mideast By Oren Dorell and Sarah Lynch USA Today 19 November 2012 -- Iranian-made rockets have increased Hamas' reach from 27 miles in 2008 to 46 miles now, according to military intelligence firm Globalsecurity.org.
- Bombs could be tip of iceberg in Middle East By Erin Smith Boston Herald 17 November 2012 -- “I think the Israelis are going to quite possibly bomb Iran in the next few months and I think they would like to prune back Hezbollah and Hamas before they do that,” said John Pike of the security think tank GlobalSecurity.org
- China pushes exports, flags ambitions at arms fair By Tim Hepher Reuters 16 November 2012 -- "China has stood up," said John Pike, director of Virginia-based GlobalSecurity.org, an expert on industry strategy.
- Navy reviews plan to base 18 Poseidon jets on Oahu By William Cole Honolulu Star-Advertiser 15 November 2012 -- According to the website GlobalSecurity.org, Navy patrol squadrons operate older P-3 Orion aircraft from permanent detachment sites in Manama, Bahrain; Masirah, Oman; Kadena, Okinawa and Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
- Lockheed sees increased Singapore interest in F-35 fighter By Andrea Shalal-Esa Reuters 09 November 2012 -- As security partners, Singapore and Israel both pledged to contribute about $50 million to the F-35 development effort, according to the globalsecurity.org website.
- Ex-General and CIA chief David Petraeus, citing “poor judgment,” quits over extramarital affair By Bryan Bender The Boston Globe 09 November 2012 -- “Any derogatory information that would lead you to be subject to blackmail...would be potentially a basis for revoking your security clearance...,” said John Pike of the GlobalSecurity.org
- New pictures show second Chinese stealth fighter being test flown By Larry Shaughnessy CNN Security Clearance 02 Nov 2012 -- For example, Pike said China's jet engines just don't come close to American engines. "This is a sucking chest wound of Chinese military aviation."