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  • China's Naval Game-Changer

    08/06/2010 4:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Superiority: By the end of the year, China could deploy an anti-ship missile capable of hitting U.S. aircraft carriers at long range. The naval dominance that American foreign policy depended on may be at an end. When the naval planners of Imperial Japan were laying out the attack on Pearl Harbor, the major question on their mind was — where are the American carriers? In the end, their failure to find them doomed Imperial Japan to defeat. Since World War II, every president alerted to a crisis has asked the same question — where are the carriers? These floating...
  • Hawaii Welcomes F-22 Fighter Jets

    07/09/2010 7:56:38 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies
    KITV.com ^ | 7/9/2010 | KITV.com
    The Air Force is celebrating the arrival in Hawaii of the world's most advanced fighter jet. Airmen draped two F-22 planes with giant maile lei after the jets landed at Hickam Field during a dedication ceremony Friday. A priest blessed the jets by scattering holy water on them with ti leaves. The planes are the first of 20 F-22 jets the Air Force plans to base at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oahu. They will be assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard's 154th Wing. Crews from both the Guard and the active duty Air Force's 15th Wing will jointly...
  • First isle Guard F-22 Raptor fighter jet arrives at Hickam

    07/03/2010 11:40:46 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | 7/4/2010 | William Cole
    The Raptor has landed. The first of 20 F-22 Raptor fighter jets that will be based at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam touched down yesterday, bringing with it the start of a new chapter in Hawaii Air National Guard fighter history reaching back to 1946. The Territory of Hawaii Air National Guard was established that year, a year ahead of the official creation of the U.S. Air Force, officials said. Two of the stealthy fighters are expected to be in Hawaii for a dedication ceremony Friday. The aircraft, "tail" numbers 045 and 046, are about 7 years old and were receiving...
  • Mich. sailor who died in Pearl Harbor laid to rest

    06/13/2010 11:43:20 AM PDT · by americanophile · 7 replies · 638+ views
    AP Via Chicago Tribune ^ | June 13, 2010 | AP
    HANCOCK, Mich. — A Michigan sailor whose remains were identified nearly 70 years after he died in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been laid to rest in his home state. More than 130 friends and relatives of U.S. Navy Fireman Third Class Gerald G. Lehman filled a Hancock church Saturday for the funeral. Lehman was later buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Houghton. Lehman's nephew, John Herres, called his uncle's return home for burial "a joyous day." Herres was six years old when his uncle died at age 18 when Japanese planes sank the USS Oklahoma on Dec....
  • John Finn, hero at Pearl Harbor, dies at 100

    05/27/2010 12:30:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies · 960+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 27, 2010 | Blanca Gonzalez
    John Finn, the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient, died Thursday morning at the age of 100 at the Chula Vista Veterans Home. He was stationed at Keneohe Bay Naval Air Station on Dec. 7, 1941 when he found himself firing at Japanese planes from an exposed position at Pearl Harbor for more than two hours despite being hit 21 times by bomb and bullet fragments. The longtime East County resident was credited by some with single-handedly shooting down a Japanese aircraft but he would later say “I can’t honestly say I hit any, but I shot at every...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • DNA On Letters To Mom Confirms ID Of Sailor Killed At Pearl Harbor In '41

    04/15/2010 1:12:31 AM PDT · by Palter · 16 replies · 475+ views
    NPR ^ | 13 April 2010 | William Cole
    "Sixty-eight years after he was killed on Dec. 7, 1941," The Honolulu Advertiser writes, DNA lifted from envelopes that 18-year-old sailor Gerald Lehman licked when he sent letters home to his mother have helped identify his remains. Now, the remains will be brought from Hawaii back to Michigan. His mother died in 2005. Her daughter, Peggy Germain, said it was the woman's "dearest wish" to have Lehman's body brought home for burial. It was Germain's research that led to the discovery that Lehman's remains had been buried with others in Hawaii -- and eventually to the DNA tests that confirmed...
  • Navy Cancels Tsunami Warning in Hawaii; Ships Return to Pearl Harbor

    02/28/2010 8:35:33 AM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 384+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2010 – The commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific ordered the return of Pearl Harbor-based ships that sortied today. USS Crommelin, USS O'Kane, USS Chafee and USS Chung-Hoon departed Pearl Harbor this morning in response to a tsunami warning for the Hawaii Islands issued in the wake of an 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Chile today. No injuries or damage have been reported in Hawaii. Access will be restored to previously evacuated areas. The Ford Island Bridge in Hawaii has reopened, and the Fleet and Family Support Center has stood down its family...
  • US pilot who dismissed Pearl Harbor reports dies

    02/25/2010 1:24:17 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,122+ views
    hosted. ^ | Feb 25
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An American pilot who dismissed initial reports of what turned out to be the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has died at age 96. Kermit Tyler was the Army Air Forces' first lieutenant on temporary duty at Ft. Shafter's radar information center in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, when two privates reporting seeing an unusually large blip on their radar screen, indicating a large number of aircraft about 132 miles away and fast approaching. "Don't worry about it," Tyler famously replied, thinking it was a flight of U.S. B-17 bombers that was due in from the...
  • Pearl Harbor merging with Hickam Air Force Base

    02/01/2010 4:57:31 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 584+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1/30/2010 | Associated Press
    Most Americans have heard of the naval base at Pearl Harbor. Some are also aware of the air base next door called Hickam, where Japanese planes destroyed U.S. bombers during the 1941 aerial attack. On Sunday, the two historic sites will cease to be separate bases, merging into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. They will be among 26 installations across the country that are combining to form 12 joint bases as the military strives to become more efficient. Commanders are bringing together two very distinct military service cultures — while making sure one doesn't dominate or overwhelm the other. The large...
  • Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor

    01/10/2010 6:16:07 PM PST · by greatdefender · 3 replies · 552+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | January 8, 2010 | Juan Ortega
    Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks. Kaufman, a Coconut Creek resident, said omitting the Pearl Harbor anniversary would disappoint World War II veterans. She told the...
  • Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor (Put Islamic New Year Instead)

    01/10/2010 2:11:44 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 22 replies · 1,157+ views
    Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks. Kaufman, a Coconut Creek resident, said omitting the Pearl Harbor anniversary would disappoint World War II veterans. She told the...
  • Scientists Clarify ‘Mini-Sub’ Role at Pearl Harbor

    01/09/2010 1:44:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 860+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2010 – Scientists who have been studying wreckage from Japanese mini-submarines that were part of an advance strike force on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, say a new television show is informative, but could leave viewers with misunderstandings. For one thing, they say, the show -- part of PBS’s “NOVA” series -- reveals no new discoveries. “It's basically a synopsis of the work that we performed up through 2000,” Navy Capt. John A. Rodgaard said during a “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable Jan. 6. Rodgaard was joined by Peter Hsu, a scientist who analyzes forensic shock effects of...
  • Complaints prompt Publix to remove calendar that omitted Pearl Harbor

    01/08/2010 2:30:42 PM PST · by left that other site · 46 replies · 1,010+ views
    The Sun Sentinel ^ | 1/8/10 | left that other site
    Responding to customers' complaints, Publix has stopped distributing a free 2010 calendar that marked Dec. 7 as the start of the Islamic New Year but excluded Pearl Harbor's anniversary. Joyce Kaufman, whose radio talk show on WFTL-AM 850 is broadcast from Miami-Dade to Palm Beach counties, as well as other locations, criticized the supermarket chain on her show Wednesday, saying the company failed to include Pearl Harbor in a calendar that it had widely provided at supermarkets in recent weeks.
  • Calendar controversy; December 7 is Islamic New Year

    01/06/2010 9:14:50 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 5 replies · 851+ views
    CBS12 ^ | 1/5/10 | Summer Knowles
    December 7, 1941, the date that lives in infamy, is now causing a bit of controversy. Some people have noticed that 2010 calendars do not recognize Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, but instead
  • Pearl Harbor submarine find rewrites history

    12/08/2009 12:09:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1,806+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 8, 2009 | Thomas H. Maugh II
    A Japanese mini-submarine, newly discovered in other underwater debris, may have capsized the battleship Oklahoma with a torpedo.The remains of a Japanese mini-submarine that participated in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor have been discovered, researchers say, offering strong evidence that the sub fired its torpedoes at Battleship Row. That could settle a long-standing argument among historians. Five mini-subs were to participate in the strike, but four were scuttled, destroyed or run aground without being a factor in the attack. The fate of the fifth has remained a mystery. But a variety of new evidence suggests it fired...
  • Remembering Pearl Harbor, and perhaps exploding a myth

    12/08/2009 3:59:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 55 replies · 1,502+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2009 | Dave Workman
    Sixty-eight years ago today, Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941 – a date that will live in infamy – the United States was attacked by the Japanese Imperial Navy at Pearl Harbor, at the cost of more than 2,000 lives. My father, who never talked about the war because he was in it, did tell me this once: When he heard about Pearl Harbor “I couldn’t get my hands on a gun fast enough.” It was a different time then in America. It was not unusual to find a Model 94 Winchester or even a bolt-action 1903 Springfield in the average household,...
  • Sarah Palin: Reflection on Pearl Harbor

    12/08/2009 2:07:03 AM PST · by SolidWood · 8 replies · 604+ views
    Facebook ^ | December 7, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the U. S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in which thousands of Americans lost their lives and our naval fleet was severely damaged. The events of that day, which President Franklin Roosevelt vowed would “live in infamy,” proved for many Americans that aggressors would not simply ignore us if we ignored them. The attack on Pearl Harbor launched America into the Second World War, and our Greatest Generation did not hesitate when asked to sacrifice for their country. American men enlisted in droves, American women went...
  • Sarah Palin On Facebook: Reflection on Pearl Harbor

    12/07/2009 4:45:52 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 8 replies · 469+ views
    On December 7, 1941, the Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the U. S. Naval Station at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in which thousands of Americans lost their lives and our naval fleet was severely damaged. The events of that day, which President Franklin Roosevelt vowed would “live in infamy,” proved for many Americans that aggressors would not simply ignore us if we ignored them. The attack on Pearl Harbor launched America into the Second World War, and our Greatest Generation did not hesitate when asked to sacrifice for their country. American men enlisted in droves, American women went...