Posts Categorized: Government Documents

U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa

In an eye-opening expose of the secret military base/operations network in Africa, the Washington Post reported “U.S. expands secret intelligence operations in Africa” (June 13, 2012): The U.S. military is expanding its secret intelligence operations across Africa, establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts from the fringes of the Sahara… Read more »

U.S. military leaders tell troops to behave as Obama signs security pact with Karzai

U.S. military leaders are worried that recent outrageous conduct by U.S. troops in Afghanistan are stoking public anger against the foreign occupation, destabilizing the country and endangering U.S. and NATO troops there.   They responded by telling their troops to behave. The AP reported “Military commanders warned to get troops in line” (May 3, 2012): Military… Read more »

The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare: What 70 Downed Drones Tell Us About the New American Way of War

In “The Crash and Burn Future of Robot Warfare: What 70 Downed Drones Tell Us About the New American Way of War” on TomDispatch, Nick Turse reviews military drone accident reports that “offer new insights into a largely covert, yet highly touted war-fighting, assassination, and spy program involving armed robots that are significantly less reliable… Read more »

Nye on U.S. ‘pivot’ to Asia Pacific

Joseph Nye, President Clinton’s first Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs wrote an opinion article for the New York Times that applauds President Obama for his ‘pivot’ towards the Asia Pacific region and decision to increase U.S. military training in Australia.  This appears to be a concession that the move of Futenma air… Read more »

U.S. pivot to Asia makes China nervous

The Washington Postpublished an informative article on China’s reaction to President Obama’s “pivot” toward Asia: With the Obama administration’s high-profile pivot toward Asia this week — pushing for a new free-trade agreement with at least eight other countries and securing military basing rights in Australia — China is feeling at once isolated, criticized, encircled and… Read more »

Opposing paradigms converge on Hawaii

Opposing paradigms converge on Hawaii Hawaii is center stage for a meeting between the all-business APEC and international environmental conference Moana Nui Jon Letman    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2011 10:36 Speaking earlier this year on US National Public Radio, Intel CEO Paul Otellini suggested that the global power shift that occurred from the United Kingdom… Read more »


Moana Nui 2011 – Pacific voices against the APEC agenda. There will be a Panel on “MILITARIZATION AND RESISTANCE IN THE PACIFIC” Thursday, November 10, 2011 2-5:30 PM, CHURCH OF THE CROSSROADS featuring Suzuyo Takazato(Okinawan Women Act Against Military Violence), Christine Ahn (Korea Policy Institute), Lisa Natividad (Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice), Kyle Kajihiro… Read more »

Rethink U.S. missile defenses in Pacific instead of pushing for Jeju naval base

On Letters to the International Herald Tribune U.S. Defenses in the Pacific Published: August 10, 2011 Regarding Christine Ahn’s article “Unwanted missiles for a Korean island” (Views, Aug. 6): China’s objection to being surrounded by the U.S. Asia-Pacific missile defense system — set to be reinforced by a naval base on Jeju Island —… Read more »

More on Jeju: Solidarity message from Gloria Steinem and a new article on the history of the Jeju anti-base struggle and

Gloria Steinem wrote a passionate solidarity appeal for the Jeju anti-base struggle: My dear friends, There are many reasons I thank you for signing the petition to stop the naval base on Jeju Island –  and any one would be enough. First, nine years ago when I saw this island at the tip of South… Read more »

U.S., China broach South China Sea in Hawaii talks

Travis Quezon, the editor of the Hawaii Independent, covered recent U.S.-China security talks in Hawai’i for Reuters. The United States and China kicked off a new round of consultations on the Asia Pacific region in Hawaii on Saturday by broaching the flaring tensions in the South China Sea, a U.S. official said. The first set… Read more »