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Nuclear attack sirens? Try wait


    In light of recent concerns regarding North Korean nuclear and missile tests, Senator Clarence Nishihara, Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs held an Informational Briefing on contingencies and planned responses to potential regional military threats to Hawaii in the State Capitol Auditorium. On the panel, answering questions from the public were (close to far) Vern Miyagi (Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (EMA)), Toby Claremont (Hawaii Exec. Officer for the EMA), Maj. Gen. Joe Logan (State Adjutant General and EMA Director), Lt. Col. Al Sato (93rd Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Civil Support Team (CST) Commander), Capt. Sean Cripps (93rd WMD CST Nuclear Officer).

It’s a serious subject, of course, but there’s something absurdly surreal about the state postponing its planned nuclear-attack air raid testing because the counties can’t quite deal. Uh, North Korea, just hold off attacking for now. Read more

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