A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior US officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmistakable evidence the war had become unwinnable. The documents were generated by a federal project examining the … [Read more...] about US officials distorted statistics to mislead public about Afghan war, confidential documents reveal
KUSATSU, Gunma Prefecture--A female assembly member here found herself the target of swift retribution after she publicly accused the mayor of sexual assault. She was expelled from the assembly on Dec. 2 for “hurting the dignity of the assembly” with her “scandalous” remarks. It was the first time an assembly member has been expelled in this renowned "onsen" hot spring … [Read more...] about Female assembly member expelled after accusing mayor of assault
By Jon Mitchell (Japan Focus) On July 8 1969, 19-year old US soldier Daniel Plemons was working at Chibana Ammunition Depot, Okinawa, in one of the most dangerous – and secretive – jobs in the US military: the maintenance of chemical weapons. “There were 500-pound (227 kg) bombs filled with nerve agent and we were sandblasting the old paint off them before repainting and … [Read more...] about “I was exposed to nerve agent on Okinawa” – US soldier sickened by chemical weapon leak at Chibana Ammunition Depot in 1969 breaks silence on what happened that day.
TBS: 1４日午後、東京・日野市の多摩川の河川敷でホームレスとみられる男性の遺体が見つかり、警視庁は、台風で増水した川に流されたとみて調べています。 １４日午後３時ごろ、日野市の多摩川の河川敷で散歩していた男性から「男性が木に引っかかっている」と通報がありました。警察官が現場に駆けつけたところ、７０代のホームレスとみられる男性が河川敷の木のそばで死亡しているのが見つかりました。警視庁は、男性の身元の確認を急ぐとともに、台風の影響で増水した川に流されたとみて、死因を調べています。 現場付近では、多摩川の増水によって中州に取り残されたホームレスの男性２人が東京消防庁のヘリコプターで救助されるなど、台風による被害の報告が相次いでいました。 ASAHI VIDEO https://youtu.be/I3yOXlQAIFc … [Read more...] about 多摩川河川敷に男性の遺体、増水した川に流されたか