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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 2, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseA. Terror rages on candidacy Nixon is official from a and up dispatches Washington former vice president Richard made his Long expected announcement thursday that he is a candidate for the Republican party s presiden tial announced his eighth Campaign for Public office in 22 years with the statement for these critical years America needs new the 55-year-Oldcampaigner lost the p r e s i d in Cyin 196� Bytho Slimmest popu i margin in 76 years to John f. Kennedy. He lost a contest for governor of California two years later by a far wider margin. Nixon s first new political test will be in the new Hampshire front. On Page Kool m execution Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc loan fires a Bullet into the head of a captured Viet Cong officer in Saigon during the guerrilla chief of the South vietnamese National police said after he executed the guerrilla the killed Many americans and Many of my peo the communists staged several executions in the City. Other photos Page 17. A economic report president Johnson urged tighter voluntary reins on wages and prices in his annual economic report to Congress. Story on Page 7. The stars and stripes unofficial newspaper of . in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 288 if 21855 a daily 10 sunday Friday february 2, 1968 Mcnanara notes . Delay russian icbms Washington up de sense Secretary Robert Mcnamara told Congress thursday the soviet Union has More than Doublet its intercontinental bal Listic missile icbms Force in the past year. Mcnamara said plans to modernize this country s Long Range missile Force and build new strategic bombers Are behind schedule. But he said the unite states still has better than a 4 to-1 nuclear superiority Over Russia. Even if the soviet Union development of offensive nuclear weapons and defences were to proceed much faster than any one expects he said the United mates would still maintain a Jure than adequate retaliatory Power to serve As a deterrent to nuclear said the soviet about 720 land based t oct a spa k i a year ear or. He Saidu, or Babl y will con but at a slower Pace. The he said the United states a sues on submarines com with 30 for Russia. The . Striking Force includes 697long-Range bombers some of which Are being used in Viet Nam compared with 155 soviet bombers. In numbers of nuclear War Heads plus nuclear bombs Mcnamara said the United states has an Edge of 4,500 to 1,000. But he stressed that it is no the number which is important but the ability to inflict unacceptable damage on a Poten tial defense Secretary soon to leave office gave Congress the military figures in the course of a Long and generally somber report on the War in Vietnam. The soviet Union and other communist countries he said have been increasing their Mili tary and economic Aid to North Vietnam. Such Aid May have totalled $1 billion last year alone he said. For this and other reasons he said North vietnamese combat forces in South Vietnam May increase sharply in the next few Mcnamara made these other Points in his report his annual one to the Senate armed serv ices committee covering the state of the . Defense establishment communist China could de cont. On Page 23, col. By worst yet to come Westy s Ai go n a sniper fire sounded in the streets of South Vietnam s capita thursday night and fighting raged in the Countryside on the third Day of a major communist offensive. Gen. William c. Westmoreland commander of . Troops in Vietnam said the assaults were part of a plan drafted in Hanoi and approved there during sep tember of last he indicated that the worst instill to come. He told a news con Ference that the third phase of the plan will involve the commitment of the largest number of communist troops Ever in the War against South Vietnam s two northernmost provinces Quang Tri and thua Thien which Bor Der the demilitarized scr. Elements of the . 4th in div were taken by helicopter into the Mountain Van town of Dalat just before Nightfall and the . Conf and said action there was continuing. Earlier the american com Mand announced that the Viet Cong had overrun a . Mili tary police Billet in Dalat and held the Center of the City. A american embassy spokesman denied that this meant the enemy controlled the town. Quang Tri secure the . Command said ele ments of the 1st air Cav div had secured the City of Quang Tri provincial capital in the northernmost part of the coun action reported thursday night the command said the air Field at Vinh Long in the me Kong Delta about 60 Miles South West of Saigon had come under mortar attack. The town of Vinh Long was reported being hit by a Small arms the capital South Viet namese marines were reported engaged with an enemy Force of unknown size. Spokesmen said the fight broke out about a mile front. On Page 2., col. To weather mostly Cloudy with occasional Light rain. Decreasing cloudiness and cooler saturday. Frankfurt Heidelberg High 42, Low 32. Temperatures recorded thursday get 44 44 am pm 39 48 Adana p 49 57 Athens p 30 37 Valano cd 39 46 Berlin p 34 46 Frankfurt p 41 45 London p cd Cloudy a partly am pm 43 55 Madrid p 30 50 Munich p 36 41 Paris r 39 39 Prestwick p 37 55 Rome p 50 64 wheelus p Cloudy a rain. 2nd weather Wing for fleecing . H20 Fey Washington Asp the United slates paid $24,000 for just plate 8ea water after be to Tom it was a product $0iefj Fri Oceano sed to treat nausea and skin lotions a Senate investigation subcommittee was torn wednesday Daniel Cohen of the Agency for International develop meat s comptroller s office told the panel the Agency underwrote the Purchase for South Vietnam civil use Dur ing the last two fiscal years. Cohen told Tho subcommittee Aid financed the Pur Chase at the rate of j1.10 for16 ampules containing five ounces each from Clemen Gubbay of Milan Italy. The Aid official said Bay is now suspended fro maid dealings. Cohen testified the product was supplied by a Gubbay Plant in puerto Rico and de scribed on invoices As physio logical sodium Chloride 10 is the sea water off puerto Rico any better than that off Vietnam asked sen. Abra Ham Ribicoff d-coim., acting subcommittee chairman. I Don t think so Cohen replied adding the Salty aspect of it has some beneficial value i think the Agency which adminis ters Vietnam and other Over seas Aid programs has since tightened procedures to avoid such incidents Cohen said

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