Monthly Archives: February 2010

NYT Editorial: New Think and Old Weapons Editorial New Think and Old Weapons Published: February 27, 2010 Every four years the White House issues a “nuclear posture review.” That may sound like an anachronism. It isn’t. In a world where the United States and Russia still have more than 20,000 nuclear weapons — and Iran, North Korea and others have seemingly… Read more »

Barack Obama orders new nuclear review amid growing feud

The Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) is the overarching U.S. policy regarding nuclear weapons.  In the drafting of a new NPR there is an intense struggle between the White House and the Pentagon and the National Security Council over fundamental issues such as the “first use” option. >><< Barack Obama orders new nuclear review amid… Read more »

Time: The War Within for women in uniform,9171,1968110,00.html The War Within By NANCY GIBBS Monday, Mar. 08, 2010 What does it tell us that female soldiers deployed overseas stop drinking water after 7 p.m. to reduce the odds of being raped if they have to use the bathroom at night? Or that a soldier who was assaulted when she went out for… Read more »

Gwyn Kirk: Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day

Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day Gwyn Kirk March 1, 2010 is the 56th anniversary of the U.S. hydrogen bomb test code-named ‘Bravo’ at Bikini Atoll, a ring of tiny coral islands in the central Pacific. Commemorations in affected communities will feature testimonies from those living with the long-term effects of radiation sickness, many forms of cancer,… Read more »

Karl Rove protested in Honolulu

Thanks to World Can’t Wait for photos of the action at the Hilton Hawaiian Village where Karl Rove was speaking to a Republican Party function: Protesting Karl Rove Friday afternoon more than 25 protesters lined both sides of the entrance to the Hilton Hawaiian Village where Karl Rove was scheduled to speak at the Hawaii… Read more »

Army to shut road sections Army to shut road sections By Star-Bulletin staff POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 28, 2010 The Army plans to close a portion of Wilikina Drive and Kaukonahua Road next month as it continues to develop an alternate route for its vehicles to travel from Schofield Barracks to Helemano Military Reservation and the Kahuku Training… Read more »

Marine killed in motorcycle crash

Posted on: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Motorcycle crash kills Marine Advertiser Staff A Marine stationed at Camp Smith was killed yesterday when the motorcycle he was riding rear-ended a car on H-1 Freeway near Kapolei. The motorcyclist, a 24-year-old man, was thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene, said Bryan… Read more »

56th ‘BRAVO’ Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day

Nuclear Survivors Remembrance Day March 1, 2010 56th anniversary of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear blast Hawaii State Capitol Rotunda 10:00 am – 1:00 pm All are invited to this solemn commemoration of the ‘Bravo’ nuclear test in remembrance of the survivors of the 67 nuclear blasts conducted by the U.S. in the Marshall Islands between 1946… Read more »

CEJE: Film screening and discussion of Demilitarization

Join us for a FREE Film Screening & Discussion on De-militarization! FRIDAY 2/26 * 4:00-5:45pm SAUNDERS HALL ROOM 637 University of Hawai’i at Manoa TWO GRASSROOTS DOCUMENTARY SHORTS on the U.S. military presence in Korea and Vieques followed by discussion with KYLE KAJIHIRO LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED This is an event organized by the Collective for… Read more »

The New Rules of War

In this article from Foreign Policy, John Arquilla, a military strategist who helped coin the concept of “netwar”, critiques the failure of the U.S. military to adapt to the changing social and technological conditions that shape conflicts around the world.  He writes that in most cases, even when military commanders were open to the concept,… Read more »