North Korea's Latest Missile Gets Its Title From Mars, the Planet Named for a War God By Julia Glum Newsweek.com August 1, 2017 -- "North Korean missiles have too many designations chasing not enough hardware," GlobalSecurity.org writes, explaining that missiles first had Soviet names but were then later identified by the village where they first appeared. Nowadays, "most North Korean missiles have been given an alphanumeric designator in the Hwasong sequence, the word Hwasong being a Korean word meaning powerful, innovative or sacrifice."
Can the US really stop China’s access to American AI tech? By Doug Tsuruoka Asia Times July 29, 2017 -- “Anyone concerned about US national security would have to be concerned about the Chinese making off with crown jewels such as AI,” John Pike, an intelligence expert who heads the military think tank GlobalSecurity.org told Asia Times.
Vintage World War II photos show Texas military base preparing for war By Craig Hlavaty Chron.com / Houston Chronicle July 26, 2017 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, NAS Corpus Christi's tenants include the Corpus Christi Army Depot, Chief of Naval Air Training, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Drug Enforcement Agency, a Medical Naval Hospital, Mine Warfare Command, and a Defense Distribution Depot.
Marine Corps plane crash kills 16, highlights training hazards By Tom Vanden Brook USA TODAY July 11, 2017 -- Military training requires risks to prepare troops for combat, said John Pike, executive director of GlobalSecurity.org. Military training flights can be particularly dangerous because they often require low-altitude flying, sharpening pilots’ skills to avoid detection by the enemy.
Op-ed | China’s well-crafted counterspace strategy By Brian G. Chow SpaceNews July 10, 2017 -- GlobalSecurity.org stated that “the technique demonstrated by Aolong 1 requires the spacecraft to have the capability to identify, rendezvous, and perform proximity operations with a non-cooperative target.”
Wreckage of Missing Myanmar Military Plane Is Found By Jane Perlez and Wai Moe The New York Times June 7, 2017 -- A website specializing in assessments of air safety standards said the Y-8 aircraft was configured to carry a maximum of 96 soldiers or 82 paratroopers. The website, GlobalSecurity.org, also said the plane could take 60 wounded soldiers and their stretchers.
Iran Drops Plan to Send Human Into Space, Citing Cost By Rick Gladstone The New York Times May 31, 2017 -- Charles P. Vick, an independent analyst formerly with GlobalSecurity.org, a defense intelligence research group, said Iran’s scientists had also encountered “a lot of technical problems” in developing launch vehicles for human spaceflight.
Was Trump’s NSC aide sidelined for being too hardline? By Doug Tsuruoka Asia Times May 18, 2017 -- “It would be easy to be guilty by association with Flynn… Some might regard anybody that was too close to Flynn as being radioactive,” said John Pike, a nonpartisan intelligence expert who heads the military think tank globalsecurity.org in Washington, DC.
North Korea Missile Test Appears to Tiptoe Over a U.S. Tripwire By William J. Broad and David E. Sanger The New York Times May 15, 2017 -- Charles P. Vick, an expert on the North’s missiles at GlobalSecurity.org, a private research group in Alexandria, Va., said the United States had a history of using high missile trajectories as a way to intensify the returning warhead’s trial by fire.
Iran just tested an advanced torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz By Harold C. Hutchiso We Are The Mighty May 10, 2017 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, Russia designed the Shkval as a “revenge weapon” for use by submarines to take out a ship or submarine that fired on them. The original Shkval was tipped with a nuclear warhead.
GBU-43 Afghanistan: MOAB strike kills 90 By Sean Lennox AFP April 16, 2017 -- This 9.8 tonne machine is the most powerful non-nuclear bomb in the US arsenal, described by the website specialized in the defense GlobalSecurity.org bomb “huge, powerful, and dropped with precision.”
ISIS fighters killed by ‘MOAB’ By Madeline Patrick Normangee Star April 16, 2017 -- The 9.8-tonne guided bomb, the largest non-nuclear weapon in America’s arsenal, is described by the US-based GlobalSecurity.org watchdog as “large, powerful and accurately delivered”.
Guide to the 'Mother of All Bombs' By Shannon Collins Scout.com April 15, 2017 -- According to global security.org, it’s the largest-ever satellite-guided, air-delivered weapon in history, made to replace the unguided 15,000-pound BLU-82 Daisy Cutter that was used in Vietnam and early on in Afghanistan.
Battle brews over bases By Brian Francisco The Journal Gazette April 02, 2017 -- John Pike, a military analyst who runs the website GlobalSecurity.org, said in an email to The Journal Gazette that “another BRAC is probably in the cards” because “it has been more than a decade since the last BRAC, and that is a long time to go without a de-frag.”
Russian surveillance flight passes close to Rock By Brian Reyes Gibraltar Chronicle March 25, 2017 -- According to the military information website GlobalSecurity.org, the aircraft in question has additional duties including environmental monitoring, mapping and geological survey.
China pursues air-launched rockets By George Leopold Defense Systems March 24, 2017 -- The state-run enterprise has also developed most of China's frontline ballistic, anti-ship and cruise missiles as well as "tactical microsatellites," according to the web site GlobalSecurity.org.
What chemical weapons N. Korea possesses By Sarah Gantz The Associated Press February 25, 2017 -- The military information website GlobalSecurity.org said that North Korea has at least eight industrial facilities that can produce chemical agents.
Inside the Green Berets’ Hunt for Wanted Warlord Joseph Kony By Mac William Bishop NBCnews.com March 6, 2017 -- "I imagine Observant Compass would be quietly wound down and renamed," said Joseph Trevithick, a fellow at GlobalSecurity.org and a freelance journalist who has written extensively about AFRICOM.
Stopping North Korea in its tracksAssociated Press March 5, 2017 -- The military information website GlobalSecurity.org claims that North Korea has at least eight industrial facilities that can produce chemical agents.
Four questions about when senators meet with ambassadors By Louis Jacobson Politifact March 2, 2017 -- And in the case of Russia, some lawmakers would have good reason to have a meeting with a Russian diplomat, but most would have "have little business with the Kremlin," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org.
Tại sao Trung Quốc khiếp hãi tàu sân bay MỹVietTimes February 27, 2017 - Theo trang Globalsecurity.org, vi?c tái tri?n khai l?c lu?ng tên l?a t?m xa còn ti?p di?n trong nam 1996 và quân d?i Trung Qu?c dã chu?n b? s?n sàng d? hành d?ng quân s?.
Who Is Canada's Biggest Defense Contractor?The Motley Fool February 20, 2017 -- GlobalSecurity.org puts it even more bluntly. These days, "the Canadian defense industry is recognized as part of a single North American defense industrial base."
Did Donald Trump inherit 'a mess' from Barack Obama? By Louis Jacobson Politifact February 06, 2017 -- It was a "mistake" by Obama to goad Russian President Vladimir Putin by calling Russia a "regional power," Rubin said, and Obama’s relative inaction against the annexation of the Crimean region of Ukraine "was a tragic mistake on his part," said John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org.
F-35 sale to Taiwan? A test of Taiwan and Trump By John Pike The Washington Times February 14, 2017 -- "The United States might sell the F-35 stealth fighter to Taiwan. Although no formal request has been made, the logic of the idea is impeccable."
Donald Trump wrong that media is not reporting on terrorism any more By Louis Jacobson Politifact February 06, 2017 -- John Pike, director of globalsecurity.org, agreed. "There are some incidents of such trivial nature that local authorities are hard put to decide whether it is terrorism or hooliganism," Pike said. "But if an American or European civilian or officer is seriously injured or killed, it gets reported."
24 ‘Islami Samaj members’ sent to jail By FM Mizanur Rahaman, Chittagong Dhaka Tribune February 06, 2017 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, a military issues think tank, Islami Samaj is a break away faction of Jamaat-e-Islami and was established on May 17, 1997 by the party founder ameer Mufti Abdul Zabbar who in 1983 formed a dissident group of Jamaat following his disagreement with Jamaat leader Golam Azam.
24 ‘Islami Samaj’ men held while ‘plotting sabotage’ By FM Mizanur Rahaman, Chittagong Dhaka Tribune February 05, 2017 -- According to GlobalSecurity.org, a military issues think tank, Islami Samaj is a break away faction of Jamaat-e-Islami and was established on May 17, 1997 by the party founder ameer Mufti Abdul Zabbar who in 1983 formed a dissident group of Jamaat following his disagreement with Jamaat leader Golam Azam.
Could Russian Tank be Better Than US Abrams?We Are the Mighty January 24, 2017 -- According to Globalsecurity.org, the T-90 is an evolutionary development of the T-72. It has the same gun as the tank that flopped during Desert Storm, but it did feature some new survivability enhancements, like the TShU-1-7 Shtora-1 optronic countermeasures system.
How Thai Air Force acquire Gripen fleetsThe Nation January 14, 2017 -- The Royal Thai Air Force ordered a complete aircraft and command and control system from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration in a government-to-government deal, according to GlobalSecurity.org website.