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GlobalSecurity.org In the News

August 2014 News

  1. Is the Navy missing the boat on the stealthy Ghost warship? By Thom Patterson CNN August 27, 2014 -- Longtime Washington-based defense policy expert John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org told CNN, 'It's hard to see what problem [Ghost] solves that hasn't already been solved several other ways.'
  2. Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force By David Alexander Reuters August 22, 2014 -- Iraq's air force under late dictator Saddam Hussein was one of the mightiest in the region, with about a thousand planes, including Soviet MiGs and French Mirages, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  3. Why Islamic State fighters are winning in Iraq By Jeanette Steele San Diego Union-Tribune August 16, 2014 -- The U.S. gear added artillery and better vehicles to their arsenal, but John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org said the American equipment may not be helping that much.
  4. US Deploys The Navy's Boeing F/A-18 To Hit ISIS Targets In Kurdistan By Christopher Harress International Business Times August 08, 2014 -- According to the GlobalSecurity.org website and other sites that monitor the location of major U.S. warships, the nuclear-powered carrier is in the Persian Gulf.
  5. President Obama OKs airstrikes in N. Iraq By O’Ryan Johnson Boston Herald August 08, 2014 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org said ISIS terrorists have run roughshod over the "pathetic" Iraqi military, while Kurdish troops are spread thin.
  6. Airlines fret about missiles, but experts see little risk By Bart Jansen and Tom Vanden Broo USA TODAY August 07, 2014 -- But John Pike, executive director of GlobalSecurity.org, said the systems are so expensive and difficult to operate that only about 50 nations have the capability to fire them, and independent militants couldn't manage it.
  7. Illegal Immigrants Bring Risk of Ebola and Global Array of Viral Illnesses By Elizabeth Vliet The Christian Post August 05, 2014 -- Ebola's use as a weapon of terror and mass destruction has been documented by GlobalSecurity.org, which reports that the former Soviet Union biological weapons program had weaponized the Ebola virus, and that Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese terror group, recently sent members to Africa to harvest the virus during an outbreak