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April 2013 News

  1. First Project 11356 Frigate to Join Russian Navy Next Year RIA Novosti 29 April 2013 -- The class are armed with an eight-cell launcher for Kalibr and Klub (3M54E) anti-ship and surface-to-surface missiles, a 100-mm main gun, Kashtan gun/missile close-in air defense systems, Shtil vertical-launch air defense missile systems, two torpedo tubes, an anti-submarine rocket system and a Ka-28 or Ka-31 helicopter, according to globalsecurity.org and rusnavy.com.
  2. 7 Things North Korea Is Really Good At By John Hudson Foreign Policy 29 April 2013 -- GlobalSecurity.org estimates that Pyongyang has built up to 20 tunnels that snake through the Demilitarized Zone.
  3. Factbox: What is the chemical weapon sarin? By Julie Steenhuysen Reuters 26 April 2013 -- SOURCES: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Center for Biosecurity at UPMC; www.medscape.com; Www.globalsecurity.org
  4. Experts Assess Syria's Chemical Weapons Capabilities by Andre de Nesnera VOA News 25 Apr 2013 -- John Pike, head of GlobalSecurity.org, an internet research firm, said the Syrian government also has the necessary means to deliver the chemical agents.
  5. A Look At North Korea's Military Capabilities By Sam Kim The Associated Press 25 April 2013 -- The most menacing threats from the North's navy are small submarines that would deposit commando raiders along the South Korean coast, said John Pike, head of the Globalsecurity.org.
  6. Oil-rich Emirates a key part of defense against Iran By Tom Vanden Brook USA Today 25 April 2013 -- "There's an arms race," Pike said. "They are spending money like drunken sailors. You name it. Two of each, five of each. Nothing's too good for them."
  7. Alleged Boston Marathon bomber in hospital following dramatic capture By John Zaremba, Dave Wedge, Matt Stout, and Laurel J. Sweet The Boston Herald 20 April 2013 -- “They’re going to look at telephone records. That’s a really good place to start. That generates a lot of leads quickly,” Pike said.
  8. Hagel's trip to emphasize arms deals to Israel, others By Tom Vanden Brook USA Today 19 April 2013 -- "They've really decided that Iran is going to have to be reckoned with," Pike said of the Arab states.
  9. Symbolic Syrian mosque destroyed; activists warn of phosphorus bombs By Melissa Gray CNN 14 April 2013 -- "Phosphorus burns on the skin are deep and painful," according to GlobalSecurity.org, a military research website.
  10. Anti-missile system faces first test as Korean crisis deepens By Sig Christenson San Antonio Express-News 12 April 2013 -- “They're not going to fire an atomic bomb on Guam. At most, what might happen would be they might fire this Musudan, which could have an atomic bomb, in the vicinity of Guam, and it's a provocation,” Pike said.
  11. StratCom quietly flexes muscles as North Korea's Kim blusters By Henry J. Cordes The Omaha World-Herald 12 April 2013 -- “North Korea is like 'The Truman Show,'" [John] Pike said. “They live in a separate reality."
  12. Is Navy laser a game changer? By Jeanette Steele U~T San Diego 11 April 2013 -- John Pike: “Possibly you could assist an Iranian Revolutionary Guardsman in a speed boat to embrace martyrdom.”
  13. Pakistan Allowed US Drone Attacks In Secret Deal With CIA Voice of Russia 10 April 2013 -- Tim Brown: "The reason the Pakistanis are upset is because there...WikiLeaks...revealed that the Pakistanis have been secretly permitting these attacks to happen under certain circumstances, while publicly condemning them."
  14. A Week After it was Mysteriously Disabled, U.S. Forces-Korea Website Returns By Aliya Sternstein Nextgov 08 April 2013 -- "They don't appear to care much about social media messaging. Maybe they don't care about their website, either, really," [George] Smith said.
  15. North Korea Deploys Missiles to East Coast - Seoul RIA Novosti 05 April 2013 -- Earlier reports said KN-08 (No-dong C) missiles had been deployed. KN-08 is a mobile ballistic missile that is still in its test and development phase, according to globalsecurity.org.
  16. North Korea Seen Unable to Deliver Nuclear Attack on U.S. By David Lerman Bloomberg 04 April 2013 -- Seoul, South Korea’s capital with a population of more than 10 million, is about 48 kilometers (30 miles) south of the zone, according to GlobalSecurity.org
  17. Pentagon to keep buying Russian helicopters By Tony Capaccio Bloomberg 04 April 2013 -- Rosoboronexport, based in Moscow, accounted for 85 percent of Russia’s arms exports as of 2010, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  18. Forget the B-2s over Seoul, worry more that the Pentagon sent THAADs to Guam By Kevin Baron Foreign Policy 03 April 2013 -- It’s a defense, [Pike] argued, that "had been known to work on occasions -- might work -- better safe than sorry, better something than nothing."