Monthly Archives: February 2008

Foreign Occupations

Here’s an article from Foreign Policy in Focus with many links to other articles covering different aspects of the U.S. Empire including military bases and missile defenses, economic crises and interventions in the affairs of other countries. Source: www.fpif.org World Beat by JOHN FEFFER | Monday, February 25, 2008 Vol. 3, No. 8 Foreign Occupation… Read more »

Sergeant routinely abused Iraqis, say soldiers at hearings

Posted on: Monday, February 25, 2008 Sergeant routinely abused Iraqis, say soldiers at hearings By William Cole Advertiser Columnist Back in October, Schofield Barracks soldiers described Spc. Christopher Shore as a peaceful guy, a very funny guy, a good guy, very friendly, an outstanding soldier who didn’t have a propensity for violence. At his sentencing… Read more »

Army pre-decides to station Strykers in Hawai’i – again

February 23, 2008 Critics claim politics steers Stryker plans By Gregg K. Kakesako gkakesako@starbulletin.com Opponents of the Army’s plan to base its fifth Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Schofield Barracks disagree with the Pentagon’s conclusion that the move would fill strategic and national security needs. The Pentagon’s reasoning is outlined in the final version of… Read more »

Army jury convicts island soldier of assault in death of Iraqi civilian

Army jury convicts island soldier of assault in death of Iraqi civilian STORY SUMMARY » A military jury convicted a Schofield Barracks soldier yesterday of a reduced charge of assault in the death of an Iraqi civilian last year. Army Spc. Christopher Shore of Winder, Ga., was found guilty of aggravated assault in the June… Read more »

Crash grounds Guard’s F-15 jets

HonoluluAdvertiser.com Posted on: Sunday, February 3, 2008 Crash grounds Guard’s F-15 jets By William Cole Advertiser Military Writer The 13 Hawai’i Air National Guard F-15s that were cleared to fly on Jan. 9 are grounded again – except for air defense missions – following the ocean crash Friday of an F-15D. The pilot, still unidentified… Read more »

Crashed F-15 passed safety inspection 3 weeks ago

F-15 crash is unlike earlier one, says general Plane that crashed had passed safety inspection 3 weeks ago STORY SUMMARY » A safety team arrives this week to investigate Friday’s F-15 crash south of Oahu, but the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing commander said the cause does not appear to be related to structural… Read more »

F-15 jet crashes into sea off Oahu

F-15 jet crashes into sea off Oahu The National Guard pilot is safe after he ejects and parachutes into the roiling water STORY SUMMARY » The pilot of a Hawaii Air National Guard fighter jet is reported in good condition after he ejected safely yesterday afternoon from an F-15D that crashed into the ocean about… Read more »

F-15 fighter jet crashes off O’ahu

HonoluluAdvertiser.com Posted on: Saturday, February 2, 2008 Crash raises scrutiny of F-15 fighter jet By William Cole and Mary Vorsino Advertiser Staff Writers The ditching of a Hawai’i Air National Guard F-15D fighter yesterday was at least the fifth crash nationwide for the Eagles since May and will result in even greater scrutiny for an… Read more »