PlayStation seen useful for war games in U.S. military

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has recently revealed a supercomputer built from thousands of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.’s PlayStation 3 game consoles, transforming a machine made to play video games into one suitable for military tasks. The computer, known as the Condor Supercomputer, was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the United States’ […]

Lt. Watada and the Nisei military resisters

The new documentary, “Lt. Watada,” by Academy Award-winning director Freida Lee Mock, does a great job in explaining why U.S. Army First Lt. Ehren Watada refused to deploy to Iraq. Even those who disagree with Watada may come away with a different view of what it means for a soldier to take an oath to […]

Hatoyama unveils base move within Okinawa, offers apology

NAHA, Japan — Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama on May 23 unveiled for the first time his government’s plan to relocate a U.S. Marine base within Okinawa and apologized for his failure to make good on his earlier vow to move the military facility outside the prefecture. “We came to the conclusion that we have to […]

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