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2016 News

  1. Trump to Boeing: 'Cancel Order' on Air Force One By Tyler O'Neil PJ Media December 6, 2016 -- "Canada was in line to buy the F-35, but then realized that they would [sic] actually had to operate the things, and they had sticker shock," explained John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org. "Malaysia bought a bunch of Mig-29s without a service contract, to save money, and they soon turned into hangar queens."
  2. Rick Perry, as Energy Secretary, May Be Pressed to Resume Nuclear Tests By James Glanz The New York Times December 27, 2016 -- The current way of certifying the stockpile, called science-based stockpile stewardship, is not only costly but also enormously complex, said John Pike, the director of the think tank GlobalSecurity.org and one of the most experienced security analysts in the field. (...) Mr. Pike was withering in his criticism of Mr. Perry’s ability to act as a knowledgeable counterweight to Mr. Trump. “Perry’s got no idea which end the bullet comes out of,” he said. “He’s not somebody who’s going to say no to the president.”
  3. Donald Trump signals US nuclear arsenal expansion until 'world comes to its senses' By Andrew Buncombe and Samuel Osborne The Independent December 22, 2016 -- John Pike, director of the Washington-based military studies group GlobalSecurity.Org said that Mr Trump’s actions appeared to fit with the suggestions of critics who say Mr Trump – however unlikely it may sound – is working to benefit Russia.
  4. A Complete Wipeout? Everything You Have To Know About The Upcoming Nuclear War In Space By Sai ITECHPOST December 9, 2016 -- Meanwhile, as per John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, ten years ago, the earth had a single kill vehicle on a single interceptor. Kill vehicles today, he adds, are the size of a toaster; and MOKV program is the latest one that is yet to be developed.
  5. Fact-checking Donald Trump's tweet on Air Force One, Boeing By Louis Jacobson Politifact December 6, 2016 -- "Operations and maintenance are an inherent part of any such program," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org. "Canada was in line to buy the F-35, but then realized that they would actually had to operate the things, and they had sticker shock. Malaysia bought a bunch of MiG-29s without a service contract, to save money, and they soon turned into hangar queens."
  6. US Military Developing Space-Based, Anti-Nuke Countermeasure Rockets By Andrew Follett The Daily Caller News Foundation December 5, 2016 -- “Ten years ago, we had a single kill vehicle on a single interceptor,” John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, told Seeker. “Kill vehicles today are the size of a toaster. This MOKV program is the latest iteration.”
  7. US military developing system to blast multiple enemy nukes from space By Fernando Ramirez Houston Chronicle December 2, 2016 -- "Ten years ago, we had a single kill vehicle on a single interceptor. Kill vehicles today are the size of a toaster ... This MOKV program is the latest iteration," John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, told Seeker.
  8. What Donald Trump said about intelligence briefings By Joseph Cariz Politifact September 10, 2016 -- Another expert went further and called the whole debate "preposterous." John Pike is the director of Globalsecurity.org, a website focusing on international security issues.
  9. DNC hack part of a cyber war that’s just begun By Sig Christenson San Antonio Express-News July 30, 2016 -- Echoing Hayden, however, John Pike, the founder of the website GlobalSecurity.org, said the larger mission of the 24th and 25th Air Forces involves Uncle Sam playing both offense and defense — “full-spectrum” operations.
  10. Military Sealift Command delivers on OCEAN GLORY By Grady Fontana DVIDS July 27, 2016 -- According to www.globalsecurity.org, MSP was established by the Maritime Security Act of 1996 “to assure the continued viability of a U.S.-flag merchant marine capable of maintaining a role in international commercial shipping and supporting the national sealift policy of maintaining assured access to U.S-flag shipping to deploy unilaterally if necessary during national emergencies,” and contingencies.
  11. In wake of Turkish coup attempt, concerns rise over tactical nukes By Sig Christenson San Antonio Express News July 22, 2016 -- Still, for Habiger and other experts, including GlobalSecurity.org’s John Pike, the failed coup was a chilling reminder of the risks of keeping nuclear weapons on foreign soil. The risk of losing them is remote, they said. But they wonder about the wisdom of keeping them in Turkey.
  12. Some of Trump’s talking points at the RNC were more accurate than others By Allison Graves, Neelesh Moorthy and Amy Sherman PolitiFact Florida July 22, 2016 -- “She may ‘share some of the blame,’ but there is more than enough share to go around,” said John Pike, a defense expert and director of GlobalSecurity.org. “She was in no sense the singular author of the thing.”
  13. Donald Trump wrongly blames Hillary Clinton for creation of ISIS By Amy Sherman Politifact July 20, 2016 -- The sources of ISIS are complex and interconnected, said John Pike, an expert on defense and director of GlobalSecurity.org, a website that provides information on defense.
  14. Afghan attacks German train passengers By O’Ryan Johnson Boston Herald July 19, 2016 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org said the latest attack looks more like the work of a lone madman, rather than organized international terror groups.
  15. Gains from Thailand's bloody war on drugs proved fleeting By Marvin Bionat INQUIRER.net July 09, 2016 -- GlobalSecurity.org considered Thailand’s 2003 war on drugs a “relatively successful campaign in a long war, (but) not as a victorious end to the war itself.” Many local, street-level drug dealers were killed but most major Thai drug lords were spared, and the campaign did not exactly reduce cross-border trafficking.
  16. Chinese Robot ‘Science Ship’ set to Operate in the Indian Ocean By Erick San Juan The Manila Times June 28, 2016 -- This year’s exercise includes forces from Australia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States. Russia took part in 2012, but canceled its participation in 2014 owing to interrupted military cooperation between Moscow and Washington over ongoing territorial disputes in Ukraine. (globalsecurity.org)
  17. Rows in South China sea can be managed but not resolved By Arthur Dominic Villasanta Chinatopix June 28, 2016 -- The military website "globalsecurity.org," however, classifies the "AGOR Xiang Yang Hong 01" as a warship belonging to the PLAN but also noted this ship and the others in its class are "are used for oceanographic research."
  18. A Rocket Launch Brings China One Step Closer to Its Own GPS By Emma Grey Ellis Wired June 16, 2016 -- “For the last several decades, satellites have been one of the signature elements of the US projecting as the sole remaining superpower. We can blow up anyone who looks at us cross-eyed,” says John Pike, a prominent military analyst and director of GlobalSecurity.org.
  19. Donald Trump suggests Barack Obama supported ISIS, but that's a conspiracy theory By Louis Jacobson Politifact June 15, 2016 -- John Pike, the director of globalsecurity.org, said it would be putting it "mildly" to call it a conspiracy theory.
  20. Pre bezpecnost všetkých. Tajná družica CIA od nedele krúži okolo Zeme a odpocúva svet By Pavel Toufar HNONLINE.SK June 13, 2016 -- Jedným z uznávaných analytikov je Charles P. Vick, ktorý v posledných rokoch pracuje pre Globalsecurity.org. Za viac ako štyridsat rokov svojej pozoruhodnej práce si získal uznanie analýzami sovietskych a ruských kozmických technológií (najmä rakiet Proton/Zond a N-1 L3, urcených pre utajovaný lunárny program) a v poslednom case potom rozborom raketovej techniky vyvíjanej v Severnej Kórei i Iráne.
  21. Our Syria policy is still a mess: These are the dots the media refuses to connect By Patrick L. Smith Salon June 12, 2016 -- GlobalSecurity.org carried the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty account of the exchange; it is here and worth a read.
  22. Islamic State In Bangladesh? Local Islamic Militants, Not ISIS, Killed Hindu Shop Owner, Police Say By Julia Glum International Business Times May 26, 2016 -- Jamayetul Mujahedeen Bangladesh launched at the turn of the century and rose to prominence in 2005, when it organized an attack across Bangladesh that involved nearly 500 bombs exploding in 63 towns within 7 minutes, according to GlobalSecurity.org.
  23. Kuwait to Collect DNA Samples From All Tourists, Visitors and Citizens By Patrick J. Kiger HowStuffWorks May 19, 2016 -- "Kuwait is a small country, and people could avoid going there if they want to, but this sets a precedent," cautions Tim Brown, a senior fellow at GlobalSecurity.org, a think tank that analyzes national security, weapons and terrorism issues.
  24. Just how far has North Korea gotten in developing long-range nuclear weapons? By Ralph Vartabedian and W.J. Hennigan Los Angeles Times May 9, 2016 -- The Chinese protests illustrate one of the ultimate risks of the North Korean missile program. It is not the probability that North Korea would launch a suicidal nuclear attack, but that its growing power will destabilize East Asia, said John Pike, a defense analyst at GlobalSecurity.org. Pike said Japan could feel so threatened that it develops its own nuclear weapons.
  25. Has Barack Obama had a 'no boots on the ground' message for Syria? By Louis Jacobson Politifact April 27, 2016 -- "Obama has a credibility gap on this front," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org. "They use the same size body bag for all U.S. troops."
  26. Slik blir Norges radar-rekke mot Russland By Bĺrd Wormda NRK Finnmark April 13, 2016 -- Forsker ved globalsecurity.org i Washington, Charles P. Vick, mener den nye radaren I Vardø vil få en rekke oppgaver.
  27. Tiran e Sanafir: la porta del Golfo di Aqaba By Barbara Antonelli Nena News April 12, 2016 -- Sul sito www.globalsecurity.org, le informazioni riguardanti la postazione OP3-11 di Tiran sono ancora più dettagliate e apprendiamo che «le isole ufficialmente appartengono all'Arabia Saudita, ma sono date in uso dall'Egitto e sono sottoposte a strette restrizioni militari che non ne consentono l'accesso».
  28. Could ISIS Really Attack the West With a Dirty Drone? By David Hambling Popular Mechanics April 8, 2016 -- In any case, GlobalSecurity.org reports the Iraqis did not have much success with their improvised drone conversion.
  29. Smooth Sailing: Advanced Russian Frigate Heads to Barents Sea for Trials Sputnik March 21, 2016 -- Among other weaponry, these frigates are armed with an eight-cell launcher for Kalibr and Klub anti-ship and surface-to-surface missiles, 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 the website globalsecurity.org.
  30. 10 things you might not know about Cuba By Mark Jacob Chicago Tribune March 21, 2016 -- Sources: "The Real Fidel Castro," by Leycester Coltman; "Wildlife of the Caribbean," by Herbert A. Raffaele and James W. Wiley; "What They Didn't Teach You in American History Class," by Mike Henry; "Che's Afterlife: The Legacy of an Image," by Michael J. Casey; "Companero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara," by Jorge G. Castaneda; "Cuba Open from the Inside," by Chris Messner; "In Black and White: The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr.," by Wil Haygood; American Photo magazine; Evan Thomas in Washington Monthly; Brian McKenna on sabr.org; wildlifeextra.com; time.com; globalsecurity.org; slate.com; cia.gov; cnn.com; forward.com; The Daily Beast
  31. Area 51 Has a Top-Secret Neighbor Base By Arden Dier Newser March 10, 2016 -- John Pike of GlobalSecurity.org agrees the runway is just the right size for Reaper or Predator drones.
  32. Top Secret Area 6: Inside the Pentagon's Drone Proving Ground Sputnik March 8, 2016 -- "I had not heard about it," claimed John Pike, director of a Virginia-based defense news site, according to the Las Vegas Review.
  33. Area 51 Has a Top-Secret Neighbor Base By Clemence Michallon Dailymail.com March 6, 2016 -- Based on the length of the runway, Aera 6 could be used to test small aircraft such as Predator and Reaper drones, Tim Brown, an imagery analyst at defense information website GlobalSecurity.org, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal
  34. You know Area 51, but just what in the world is Area 6? By Keith Rogers Las Vegas Review-Journal March 5, 2016 -- "I had not heard about it," said John Pike, director of GlobalSecurity.org, an Alexandria, Va.-based defense information website. But Pike's associate, imagery analyst Tim Brown, has estimated the hangar complex could hold about 15 MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted spy planes.
  35. IU Southeast psychology professor conducts research on Liberian child soldiers with PTSD By Kristin Kennedy IU Southeast Now February 12, 2016 -- According to globalsecurity.org, Liberia suffered through a civil war from 1989 to 1997 and another civil war from 1999 to 2003.
  36. North Korea Satellite In Stable Orbit: US Official Reuters February 10, 2016 -- Charles Vick, senior technical analyst with GlobalSecurity.org website said the satellite appeared to be in stable orbit, but no transmissions had been detected from it.
  37. M1 Abrams tank makes cameo in Iranian-backed terror group's video By Edmund DeMarche FoxNews.com February 9, 2016 -- GlobalSecurity.org reported that the tank requires about 300 gallons of fuel every eight hours and gets .6 miles per gallon.
  38. Close calls with foreign jets 'thumping' U.S. recon planes conjure Cold War memories By Steve Liewer Omaha World-Herald February 8, 2016 -- "It's part and parcel of his effort to start a new Cold War," said John Pike, a military analyst and director of the website Globalsecurity.org. "Mr. Putin is of the view that the Cold War wasn't such a bad thing after all."
  39. Plane comparison: Pakistan Thunder versus Indian Tejas By Sushant Singh The Indian Express January 8, 2016 -- Sources: www.geaviation.com, www.globalsecurity.org, IHS Jane's All the World's Aircraft, Development and Production, 2013-2014, www.jf-17.com, www.hal-india.com
  40. Factbox: China relations key as Taiwan goes to the polls Reuters January 16, 2016 -- Sources: Reuters, Taiwan government, GlobalSecurity.org