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Police standoff with another suicidal sailor leads to eviction threat for family

August 29, 2012  

Last week there a navy man was arrested after a shotgun standoff with police.  The sailor apparently was suicidal.  This week the newspaper reported on another standoff where a sailor threatened to... 

Sailor arrested in shotgun stand-off in an apparent suicide attempt

August 29, 2012  

Last week Thursday, a Hawaiʻi sailor was arrested after a standoff with a shotgun. He was arrested on suspicion of four counts of terroristic threatening and two counts of firearms offenses.  The Honolulu... 

U.S. military leaders tell troops to behave as Obama signs security pact with Karzai

May 9, 2012  

U.S. military leaders are worried that recent outrageous conduct by U.S. troops in Afghanistan are stoking public anger against the foreign occupation, destabilizing the country and endangering U.S. and... 

Soldier suicides hit record high in 2011

January 20, 2012  

The social and human costs of U.S. wars and military policies are coming due.  The New York Times reported that “Active-Duty Soldiers Take Their Own Lives at Record Rate”: Suicides among... 

Orange County vet accused of murdering four homeless men has a homeless father

January 18, 2012  

The New York Times reported: The man charged on Tuesday with the stabbing deaths four homeless men in Orange County over the last month, Itzcoatl Ocampo, has a personal connection to the area’s group... 

Accidents, Rapes, Murders, Suicides, Guns and Explosives

January 7, 2012  

Here is a sampling of recent news stories related to crimes and accidents involving military personnel. The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Motorcyclist killed in Ewa Beach was decorated... 

8 U.S. soldiers charged in death of comrade in Afghanistan

December 21, 2011  

The Washington Post reported that eight U.S. soldiers have been charged with crimes related to the October 3 death of a fellow soldier who apparently committed suicide.  This is the second Asian American... 

Rape in the US military: America’s dirty little secret secret

December 10, 2011  

The Guardian published an excellent article on the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military. Here are some astounding facts: Rape within the US military has become so widespread that it is estimated that... 

One Veteran’s Rough Path from Killing and Torturing to Peace

November 15, 2011  

Check out this article about military whistleblower Evan Knappenberger and his journey from wanting to kill in revenge for 9/11 to speaking out against the crimes of the government: One Veteran’s... 

Army Base on the Brink

September 11, 2011  

  Winston Ross wrote an eye-opening article in The Daily Beast about the human cost of America’s wars on the troops and their families: Back when Jonathan Gilbert was still in middle school,... 

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