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GlobalSecurity.org In the News

June 2014 News

  1. Germany to Verizon: No more governmental contract, ’cause NSA By Barry Levine VentureBeat June 26, 2014 -- The German move “would be scandalous if it was effective,” GlobalSecurity.org’s John Pike told VentureBeat.
  2. Flood Fears as Isis Fighters Advance to Strategic Haditha Dam Near Baghdad By Jijo Jacob International Business Times June 26, 2014 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, the US army rangers had identified that the destruction of the dam would cause catastrophic effects throughout the country.
  3. Nigeria: How Do We Expect to Defeat Boko Haram? By Roland Ogbonnaya AllAfrica June 24, 2014 -- To buttress the general's point, GlobalSecurity.org, a website dedicated to defense, military and weapons systems news and information on armed forces worldwide, described the Nigerian military as "a large, complex organisation: The Nigerian military contains a number of contradictions, incongruities, and internal disjunctions.
  4. Newcomers gain traction in race for NASA's new spacecraft deal By Richard Burnett Orlando Sentinel June 23, 2014 -- "I really can't imagine NASA sitting around figuring out how it can create the most jobs with this contract," said John Pike, founder of Globalsecurity.org, an aerospace-research firm in Washington.
  5. Expert: Israeli forces willing to target Syria By Jack Encarnacao Boston Herald June 23, 2014 -- Human rights observers estimate that more than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria since the beginning of protests against the al-Assad regime in March 2011. John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, said the strikes likely are to stem hostilities from crossing the border.
  6. Growing up in the world's largest refugee camp By Abdullahi Mire Al Jazeera June 21, 2014 -- The Somali conflict has been one of the bloodiest and the longest wars in recent history. Since 1991, up to a million Somalis have died, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  7. ISIS: Not alone in their conquest of Iraq By Thomas Gibbons-Neff The Washington Post June 20, 2014 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, the group formed ties with former intelligence and security agents of Hussein’s regime after the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
  8. Kurds Show Their Mettle As They Fill War-Created Void In Northern Iraq By Greg Morcroft International Business Times June 17, 2014 -- As late as 2007 the Kirkuk oil fields produced up to half of Iraq's crude oil production, according to Globalsecurity.org.
  9. Arrival of new fighter jet at least 4 years away By Adam Linhardt The Key West Citizent June 8, 2014 -- Regardless of one's view of the F-35, the Pentagon isn't backing down from the program said, John Pike, a national security analyst and director and founder of GlobalSecurity.org, a Washington, D.C.-based military think tank.