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October 2013 News

  1. China decommissions its first nuclear submarine UPI October 31, 2013 -- Since the late 1990s, hull 1 had been inoperational and hull 2 likely remains so, GlobalSecurity.org reported. Some analysts believe that, as of 2000, only two of Han-class submarines remain operational.
  2. Pentagon maintains focus on biological threats By Ray Locker USA Today 17 October 2013 -- B. pseudomallei causes melioidosis, which is "spread by ingestion, inhalation, and through cuts in the skin," according to the website GlobalSecurity.org.
  3. New iPhone App Lets You See Which Spy Satellites Are Watching You By Leonard David Space.com 16 October 2013 -- John Pike, a leading expert on defense, space and intelligence policy and director of GlobalSecurity.org, said: "Anyone who was trying to hide from such satellites was already doing so."
  4. Aberdeen Proving Ground Proposed as Site for Surveillance Balloons By Christopher Neely Capital News Service 04 October 2013 -- “If I’m building a tower made of steel, I’m not going to get much beyond 1,500 feet in the air,” Pike said.
  5. Sikorsky furloughs 2,000 amid shutdown By Richard Lee Greenwich Time 02 October 2013 -- "Around here, we think it will be at least a month," Pike said of the shutdown, and he noted another Washington conflict on the horizon.