Monthly Archives: January 2013

U.S. ship smashes into Philippines reef as the Navy plans to scrap another ship damaged in a similar accident in Hawaiʻi

A photo released on Jan. 20, 2013 by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Western Command (AFP-WESCOM) shows the US Navy ship USS Guardian remaining stuck in the vicinity of the Tubbataha Reef, western Philippines, on Jan. 19. Common Dreams reported (“US Navy Ship Ignored Warning Before Ramming Pristine Coral Reef”, January 21, 2013) that the USS… Read more »

What is behind the flurry of U.S. military deaths in Hawaiʻi?

Recently, U.S. soldiers died in Hawaiʻi in a series of accidents and reckless activities.  Yesterday, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported “Motorcyclist, 23, killed in H-1 crash is identified as Schofield soldier” (January 22, 2013): A man killed in a motorcycle crash on Sunday was identified as Trevor McGurran, 23, of Wahiawa. Military officials said McGurran… Read more »