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Military “pivot” in the Pacific, “Shadow wars” in Africa, “Lily Pads” and Drones

July 31, 2012  

Last year, U.S. Congress required that a study of the basing options be done before any further funding for the Guam military buildup would be authorized.  The Center for Strategic and International... 

Ann Wright: Green-Washing War, Sinking Ships, Drones from Submarines — Largest International War Games around Hawaii

July 26, 2012  

Ann Wright wrote an excellent article in Op Ed News on the RIMPAC exercises in Hawaiʻi, the Pacific “pivot” and protests from Okinawa to Pohakuloa: Green-Washing War, Sinking Ships, Drones... 

Boy, a Navy dependent, admits starting fires in Navy housing

July 21, 2012  

The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports “Police: Boy confesses to starting fires in Navy housing” (July 20, 2012): A 12-year-old boy confessed to setting a series of fires that damaged homes in... 

Opposition to MV-22 Ospreys grows

July 17, 2012  

Photo: Walter Ritte From different sectors of the community there is growing opposition to the proposed stationing of MV-22 Osprey and Cobra attack helicopters at Marine Corps Base Hawaii Kaneohe Bay... 

Air Force Sergeant called a sexual predator

July 17, 2012  

On top of the  spate of F-22 Raptor accidents and hypoxia incidents, the Air Force is also contending with a high profile sex predator trial.   The Honolulu Star Advertiser reports “Air Force... 

Hickam F-22 pilot has “in-flight emergency” due to lack of oxygen

July 17, 2012  

Last week Tuesday, July 10, 2012, a Hawaii Air National Guard pilot experienced oxygen deprivation while flying an F-22 Raptor, the most advanced fighter aircraft in the U.S. military arsenal. The AP reported... 

RIMPAC “Sinkex”: Using Hawaiʻi’s seas a garbage dump

July 17, 2012  

PHOTO: U.S. NAVY A live-fire exercise, part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012, sank the ex-USS Niagara Falls (T-AFS-3) in waters 15,480 feet deep, 63 miles southwest of Kauai about 11:31 a.m. on Saturday,... 

3 hovercraft close to sandbar churn up complaints

July 17, 2012  

  PHOTO COURTESY CARROLL COX Navy hovercraft participating in RIMPAC were out near the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay on Monday. The Honolulu Star Advertiser published another article “3 hovercraft... 

RIMPAC invasion in Kaneʻohe Bay

July 17, 2012  

The RIMPAC exercises in Hawaiʻi continue with LCAC hovercraft invading the Ahu o Laka (the Kāneʻohe Bay sandbar).  As Hawaii News Now reports, “Residents concerned over military vessels near... 

RIMPAC Protest and Invasive ‘Lily-Pads’

July 16, 2012  

Today Malu Aina organized a demonstration at Pohakuloa against the RIMPAC military exercises. Jim Albertini reports: Our group of about thirty set up along Saddle Rd. opposite the main gate and represented... 

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