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March 2014 News

  1. Ukrainian nationalists attack anti-coup motor rally with hammers and bats RT March 30, 2014 -- The Right Sector manifesto, announced in early January 2014 said, that “all those who at this point would try to tame the revolutionary energy of the masses should be proclaimed traitors and punished in the most severe way,” GlobalSecurity.org quotes.
  2. Top secret Pentagon spacecraft stays in orbit over 469 days, breaks longevity record Voice of Russia March 29, 2014 -- In 2010, John Pike, the director of a national security research organization called globalsecurity.org, expressed an opinion that the plane could be used to spy on China as a 'maneuverable satellite' that could avoid being shot down.
  3. Ukraine's military unprepared to hurt Russia By Oren Dorell USA TODAY March 28, 2014 -- The American defense strategy contractor MPRI showed how such training and organization can succeed in Croatia, where it revamped the inept Croatian military before the Croatian defeat of Serb forces holding Krajina in 1995, according to military think-tank Globalsecurity.org.
  4. The NATO Panic By Fred Kaplan Slate magazine March 28, 2014 -- According to data gathered by GlobalSecurity.org, Russian troop levels have declined since 1990 from 1.5 million to 321,000. Over the same period, tank divisions have been slashed from 46 to five, artillery divisions from 19 to five, motorized rifle divisions from 142 to 19, and so it goes across the ranks.
  5. Experts Tell Defense Planners to Expect Unexpected By Barrie Barber Dayton Daily News March 27, 2014 -- The biggest terrorist attack in the nation's history, the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on America, was not widely anticipated, noted defense analyst John E. Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  6. Changes, but not closure, for Sharpe Army Depot in S.J. By Joe Goldeen The Record March 26, 2014 -- For the past decade or more, the Defense Logistics Agency was transferring workload and employees - approximately 700 of Sharpe's 800 workers at its most recent peak - to the Tracy depot, according to the website GlobalSecurity.org.
  7. Who or what can stop the NSA? By Ben Knight Deutsche Welle March 25, 2014 -- John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, sums up the legal dilemma facing Washington: "This is why it has twisted DC into such circles," he told DW in an email. "It seems to work, there have been no notable abuses (I am surprised by this), and yet it is impossible to reconcile this with 'no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.' " (the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution - the ed.)
  8. OUR OPINION: Another round of BRAC? Get ready to become nervous San Angelo Standard Times March 22, 2014 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, since 1988 the first four BRACs achieved 97 base closings and 55 major realignments that saved the taxpayers more than $16 billion through 2001 and more than $6 billion in annual savings thereafter.
  9. Satellites searching for missing plane have limits By Holbrook Mohr The Associated Press March 20, 2014 -- The images came from a DigitalGlobe commercial satellite that scans the Earth from the north to south, said Tim Brown, a satellite imagery expert at GlobalSecurity.org in Alexandria, Va.
  10. NSA strikes back at Snowden for putting ‘people’s lives at risk’ By Barry Levine VentureBeat March 20, 2014 -- John Pike, director of the military and security information organization GlobalSecurity.org, told VentureBeat he agreed with Ledgett’s contention that Snowden’s leaks have jeopardized lives.
  11. Russia Floats Out New Frigate for Black Sea Fleet RIA Novosti March 14, 2014 -- The frigates 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 defense industry sites GlobalSecurity.org and rusnavy.com.
  12. Russia And China Expand Their Arsenals Of Tyranny Investor's Business Daily March 11, 2014 -- As GlobalSecurity.Org reports: "Russian news media recently quoted naval commander Vladimir Vysotsky as saying the French warship would greatly increase the speed of Russian operations. He said a Mistral Class carrier would have accomplished certain tasks in 40 minutes that took Russia's Black Sea Fleet 26 hours during last year's conflict with Georgia."
  13. Reynolds: Defense budget too large, cuts necessary to save money Boston Herald March 09, 2014 -- John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org, said Malaysia isn’t “being targeted by any terrorist group,” and that it’s unlikely any terrorist would try to send a message by blowing up a plane without announcing it.
  14. Vanishing jet has experts befuddled The Daily Toreador March 09, 2014 -- To further put the American military hegemony in perspective, consider that the U.S. Navy has 19 aircraft carriers currently in commission, including 10 Nimitz-class super-carriers, which are deployed with the support of supply and strike vessels used to assert American power throughout the globe. The only other nations that have more than one aircraft carrier in their navies are Italy, Spain and the UK, each of which have two, according to globalsecurity.org.
  15. Putin has transformed Russian army into a lean, mean fighting machine The Washington Times March 06, 2014 -- The number of units in the ground forces, one of six distinct armed forces, decreased from 1,890 in 2008 to 172 by 2012, according to Globalsecurity.org.
  16. Spy-satellite plan keeps eye on threats in the sky Florida Today March 03, 2014 -- As far back as 1967, U.S. spacecraft took pictures of the Soviet Union's lunar landing system during orbital tests, said Charles Vick, senior analyst with GlobalSecurity.org.
  17. Putin defies Obama, troops take Crimea By Antonio Planas Boston Herald March 01, 2014 -- Putin is pushing Obama around, said John Pike, director with Globalsecurity.org — a direct result of his administration’s dwindling credibility because it failed to take military action against Syria after its president was accused of chemical warfare on his own people.
  18. Russia flexes muscles with move into Crimea By Antonio Planas and Bob McGovern Boston Herald March 01, 2014 -- “Russia was founded in the Ukraine, in Kiev. Imagining a Russia without Kiev is like trying to imagine an America without Boston,” said John Pike, director of Globalsecurity.org. “Russia without the Ukraine is a country; Russia with Ukraine is an empire.”
  19. Russia Moves to Send Troops into Crimea; Ukraine Puts Military on Combat Alert Voice of America March 01, 2014 -- Tim Brown, senior fellow at globalsecurity.org, says another is to freeze Russian leaders' offshore bank accounts. "It's almost certain that Putin has a large, or several large, bank accounts of his own, and I would imagine that those are going to get frozen," Brown said. "So when they say there are going to be costs, it's not going to be to the Russian people. It's more along the lines it's going to be the Russian leadership personally."
  20. Security Check Of Trucks Finds No Threats, But... Greeneville Sun March 01, 2014 -- The GlobalSecurity.org Web site notes that "WMD Civil Support Teams were established to deploy rapidly to assist a local incident commander in determining the nature and extent of an attack or incident; provide expert technical advice on WMD response operations; and help identify and support the arrival of follow-on state and federal military response assets."