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  • Japan: U.S. won't cut troop levels in Okinawa(to repel special force blitz by China)

    06/30/2005 4:32:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies · 842+ views
    U.S. won't cut troop levels in OkinawaThe Yomiuri Shimbun The United States, citing a possible surprise assault on Taiwan by China's special forces as a realistic scenario, has told Japan it will be difficult to reduce or relocate to the Japanese mainland any of its marine corps combat units stationed in Okinawa, government sources said Wednesday. Washington has made this position on the marines in Okinawa known to the Japanese side through bilateral talks including consultations over the realignment of U.S. troops and their bases in Japan, the sources said. The United States has about 18,000 marines stationed in Okinawa....
  • Lest we Forget... December 7, 1941

    12/07/2002 10:34:20 PM PST · by Action-America · 23 replies · 759+ views
    Action America ^ | 12/7/02 | John Gaver
    Lest we Forget...December 7, 1941A day that will live in infamy...   USS West Virginia in fire in Pearl Harbor Shortly before 8 AM on December 7, 1941, the Japanese Navy, employing the largest naval attack force ever assembled, launched an unprovoked, sneak attack on the US Pacific Fleet, that lay at rest at Pearl Harbor and on surrounding military bases.  Within short order, 5 of the 8 battleships docked on "Battleship Row" were either sunk or sinking and the rest were severely damaged.  Several other smaller ships and most of Hawaii's combat aircraft were damaged or destroyed, as well. ...
  • San Pedro Cancels "Tora, Tora, Tora" because it might offend Japanese-Americans (Barf Alert)

    11/12/2002 2:12:37 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 108 replies · 780+ views
    The Daily Breeze ^ | Tuesday, November 12, 2002 | Donna Littlejohn
    Mixed feelings over San Pedro film event NO SHOW: Insensitivity to Japanese-Americans is cited. Vets are stunned. By Donna Littlejohn DAILY BREEZE It was going to be a night to remember. Ushers dressed in World War II military uniforms, vintage cars pulling up to the curb, Pearl Harbor survivors and a recently restored 1940s military searchlight would be on hand Dec. 7 to greet the crowds at a special anniversary showing of “Tora! Tora! Tora!” at San Pedro’s historic Warner Grand Theatre. The 1970 film — a joint American and Japanese production — is considered one of the most accurate...
  • Kuwait, Jordan fear preemptive strike by Iraq

    09/25/2002 5:30:25 PM PDT · by Robert_Paulson2 · 31 replies · 183+ views
    World Tribune ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2002 | Editorial Staff
    Kuwait, Jordan fear preemptive strike by Iraq SPECIAL TO WORLD TRIBUNE.COM Wednesday, September 25, 2002 ABU DHABI — Kuwait and Jordan exchanged intelligence reports in secret talks Sunday night about Iraq's missile capability. In a meeting with Kuwaiti Interior Minister Mohammed Al Khaled Al Sabah, Jordan's intelligence chief discussed the prospect of security coordination and the threat of a preemptive strike by Iraq. The two countries are said to be concerned that Iraq plans to launch a sabotage campaign against Western interests within Jordan and Kuwait to foil any U.S. military campaign, Middle East Newsline reported. Both Jordan and Kuwait...