Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ex-Navy man fatally stabs girlfriend on Kaneohe street, then kills self

On September 18, 2010, Michael Thomas, Jr. 26, allegedly fatally stabbed his girlfriend Sydney Kline and assaulted her mother, then drove to the H-3 freeway where he jumped to his death.  The Honolulu Star Advertiser reported: A 33-year-old woman was stabbed to death on a Kaneohe street early this afternoon, allegedly by her boyfriend who… Read more »

Kalaeloa: Former military housing may be converted and sold as condos

When the military disposes of excess property, the normal procedure is to offer the land to another government agency or nonprofit.  This is based on the idea that the government is not supposed to be making money off of its real estate transactions.  Except in Hawai’i.    The Navy got a special exemption that allowed them… Read more »

Mixed Messages: U.S. Strategy in the Asia Pacific

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered a strategy speech while on a stop over in Honolulu.   One military website reported: The U.S. goals in the Pacific are to sustain and strengthen America’s leadership in the Asia Pacific Region; to improve security; to heighten prosperity and promote our values, said the Secretary. The United States has… Read more »

“Pacific Integration” and What the Army really thinks about Native Hawaiians

According to a press release by the US Army Pacific Command is incorporating the 8th Army in Korea into its revised command structure.  (The full article is posted below)  They are calling this reorganization “Pacific Integration”.  It underscores the shifting center of gravity to the Asia Pacific region.   The article states: Growing the force throughout… Read more »

Court criticizes Army on Makua training

A federal judge criticized the Army’s environmental impact reports on the impact of its training activities in Makua valley. The Environmental News Service reported: … a federal judge today ruled that the community has a right to know how live-fire military training in a nearby valley could damage cultural sites and marine resources. U.S. District… Read more »

Think Tank Report on US Japan Relations Has No Good Recommendations

The think tank Center for a New American Security has released a new report on the U.S. Japan Mutual Security Treaty and makes some recommendations.   All the options being proposed involved some form of increased militarization of the Asia-Pacific region.  Here’s an excerpt from a Wall Street Journal blog: Indeed, a new report due out… Read more »

Global Military Agenda: Increased US-NATO Military Presence in Southeast Asia. Completing Plans For Asian NATO

Global Military Agenda: Increased US-NATO Military Presence in Southeast Asia. Completing Plans For Asian NATO by Rick Rozoff In keeping with the global trend manifested in other strategically vital areas of the world, the United States and its allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – a consortium of all major Western military (including nuclear)… Read more »

Project Censored: US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet 2. US Department of Defense is the Worst Polluter on the Planet Top 25 of 2011 Sources: Sara Flounders, “Add Climate Havoc to War Crimes: Pentagon’s Role in Global Catastrophe,” International Action Center, December 18, 2009, Mickey Z., “Can You Identify the Worst Polluter on the Planet? Here’s a Hint: Shock and Awe,”… Read more »

Vision of clean Kahoolawe drives former field technician Vision of clean Kahoolawe drives former field technician By Michael Tsai POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 18, 2010 There were many in those early days of the restoration who arrived on Kahoolawe, surveyed the spent munitions blown across barren fields and felt the injury to the island as an injury to their own spirit…. Read more »

DoD Braces For Release of 400K Secret Reports ran an article by Agence France-Presse about Wikileaks’ plans to release 400,000 additional classified military documents.   What’s most disturbing are the comments. Air Force veteran Edward Leckey wrote “Put a hit on the Scumbag! He looks like the ideal Jail House Buddy (Smile)! I know that no one in the current Administration has the… Read more »