Kiroku Hanai’s June 23 article, “Flattop can forget about a haven from controversy,” is another example of selective journalism attempting to discredit the U.S. military or unreasonably worry citizens here.

Perhaps the author should have cited the ship Knock Nevis, built by Sumitomo Shipbuilding, which weighs in at 564,000 tons and is 458 meters in length. It makes the aircraft carrier USS George Washington look like a rowboat.

More tankers have had disastrous accidents than military ships. This kind of fear mongering is permitted in print because, in the absence of real evidence, some authors are allowed to slant the news to perpetuate myths and some newspapers actually publish it.

john wocher