Pearl Harbor A Strategic Part of America's Armed Forces and Should Not Be Closed

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”’Editor’s note: Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann will be in Washington, D.C., next week to help lobby the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) to save Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and to discuss mass transit for Honolulu. The mayor is going to the capital at the request of Sen. Daniel Inouye. He will meet with members of the BRAC as part of a joint effort to convince the panel not to place Pearl Harbor Shipyard on the list of military bases earmarked for closure. Hannemann has already written about that to BRAC Chairman Anthony Principi. Here is the letter he issued about the proposed closure.”’

Dear Chairman Principi:


Even before Japan