Monthly Archives: July 2008

US used Diego Garcia as a secret prison

Thursday, Jul. 31, 2008 Source: US Used UK Isle for Interrogations By Adam Zagorin Almost two years have passed since President George W. Bush publicly acknowledged the existence of a CIA program in which agency-leased aircraft fly terrorism suspects between secret prisons and interrogation sites around the world. “This program has helped us to take… Read more »

Drill sergeant injures Wai’anae recruit

Article URL: No answers yet for mom An Army drill sergeant allegedly hits a Waianae recruit in the head STORY SUMMARY A Fort Sill basic-training drill sergeant in Oklahoma has been suspended from his duties while the Army investigates allegations that he injured a 19-year-old Hawaii Army National Guard soldier by striking him with… Read more »

B-52 crash is the fourth incident in the past year

A B-52 strategic bomber crashed in Guam. Here’s an excerpt from an AP article: A US air force B-52 bomber has crashed off the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean, the US coastguard has said. The aircraft carrying six crew members went down while on its way to conduct a flyover in a parade… Read more »

”Guam Remains Functionally a US Colony” Q&A ”Guam Remains Functionally a US Colony” Interview with Julian Aguon, Chamoru activist MELBOURNE, Jul 21, 2008 (IPS) – The tiny island of Guam – officially an unincorporated territory of the United States – is soon to be inundated with thousands more U.S. military personnel as the world’s superpower realigns its forces. In this… Read more »

Ex-Navy man claims self-defense in killing and burning of stepfather

Lawyer tells what led to Ewa Beach killing By Nelson Daranciang Timothy Adarna doesn’t deny that he killed his stepfather and set the body on fire. But he claims it wasn’t murder. “It started with self-defense and it ended up as EMED (extreme mental or emotional disturbance),” said David Hayakawa, Adarna’s lawyer. Adarna, 20,… Read more »

Marine sentenced to five years for identity theft

Judge imprisons identity thief for victimizing fellow Marines By Gene Park Cpl. Daniel Alfieri deserved the five-year prison term he received yesterday for stealing the identities of fellow Kaneohe Marines while they were deployed to Iraq, one of his victims said. “We will never forget what he did. He waited in ambush like a… Read more »

Schofield Soldier’s Family Questions Military PTSD Treatment Schofield Soldier’s Family Questions Military PTSD Treatment Tripler Officials Defend Patient Policy Brent Suyama, Managing Editor POSTED: 8:39 pm HST July 11, 2008 TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii — An Alabama woman says her son, a Schofield Barracks soldier, is slipping through the cracks after a stand-off with Honolulu police last month. The… Read more »

Tripler plans to release soldier who held off Hawaii police in standoff

Posted on: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 SOLDIER’S FAMILY Tripler plans to release soldier who held off Hawaii police in standoff By Rob Perez Advertiser Staff Writer A Schofield Barracks soldier who was hospitalized last week after threatening suicide during an 18-hour standoff with police is scheduled to be released as soon as tomorrow despite concerns… Read more »

Veteran kills family and self in Mililani

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARBULLETIN.COM A woman identified herself to Honolulu police yesterday as a relative of one of the residents at 95-1042 Moohele St. in Mililani Mauka upon arrival at the scene with another relative, right. According to HPD, a man killed his wife and son before hanging himself there. Family killed in Mililani… Read more »

Autopsy reveal cause of death in veteran-family murder-suicide Posted on: Thursday, July 3, 2008 4:47 PM HST Autopsies reveal cause of death in murder-suicide Star-Bulletin Staff Michael Anthony James strangled his wife and drowned his 7-year-old son before hanging himself in the family’s Mililani Mauka home this week, autopsies revealed today. The city’s medical examiner said Michael Anthony James, Jr., had… Read more »