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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 14, 1968, Darmstadt, Hesse10,500 rushed War ready to talk tomorrow peace bid still open reds told Washington a president Johnson said Mon Day night that despite the communist offensive in Viet Nam his san Antonio formula offer for peace talks still stands and we would meet them discussed Vietnam dissent at Home and unrest inthe cities in a wide ranging 75 minute question and answer ses Sion with a group of 11 College said that in seeking peace in Vietnam we have gone just As far As decent and honorable people can he said he stands behind his 1967 offer to halt the bomb ing of North Vietnam and talk promptly if the communists indicated this would be product , addressing the communists in effect he added Wedon t want you to take advantage like you did during if Hanoi is interested Johnson said it would t have to change a could to a will or indulge in any other semantical niceties in stating its an example he went on All they would have to do i drop a line and say Geneva is the place and tomorrow is Johnson said in effect the a cont. On Page 24, col. 2 the and stripes unofficial newspaper of . Force in Europe North Africa and the Middle East vol. 26, no. 300 if 21855 a 5 daily 10 sunday d wednesday february 14, 1968 showroom James a. Mulhall finds his Liv ing room to be a showroom As he returns to his Chicago Home to find a wrecked Automo bile on display there. Mulhall and his wife luckily stepped out just before an awry Driver crashed in. Associated press photo Mcnamara presents plan Europe Jet shelters by Marc hurts a Washington Bureau Washington is a Plano Start building Metal shelters to protect Jet aircraft at bases in Europe against potential bombing and strafing at tacks has been proposed by de sense Secretary Robert s. Mcna Wara. The proposal would Cost $17.4bullion at the beginning and would provide 60 shelters each would protect More than one Jet. Mcnamara made the Sugges weather Cloudy with intermittent Light rain. De his Jiuu cloudine8 thursday. Frankfurt re it h 8h 46 Low 35 temperature recorded tuesday get 4 4pni 8 60 Adana p As ii Athens p Viano pj5 " Berlin cd n a Frankfurt pm 46 London r Cloudy am pm 39 62 Madrid p 39 46 Munich p 39 46 Paru cd 39 37 pretty Lack c 43 59 Rome p 48 63 Wheelu. P Cloudy a rain 2nd weather Wing Tion in his annual military evaluation which went to Congress recommending the plan the defense chief cited Egypt s experience with unprotected air bases and aircraft. On june 5last year the israelis virtually destroyed the Arab air Force Ina few hours and gained air supremacy for the rest of the six Day War. Mcnamara s plan Calls for construction to Start sometime after july 1 on the first prefabricated Metal and Earth mounded shelters. The program would take More than five years and would eventually furnish Protection for 515 aircraft. Passive defense measures i South Vietnam have prevented losses of aircraft by enemy hit and run mortar attacks Mcna Mara , for our other overseas bases particularly those in Europe where the enemy poses Strong air threat roofed shelters Are required to give adequate Protection against aircraft at tacks he pointed out. As i have mentioned in for Mer years the air Force has developed and successfully tested prefabricated Metal and Earth mounded shelter which would provide excellent Protection against anything but a direct hit by a conventional bomb handsome Protection in a nuclear at shelters would Cost Between $130,000 and $160,000 depending on whether they were equipped with blast resistant com. On Page 24, col. 5 marines gis Tobe insurance from a and up dispatches Washington the United states is Rushing about 10,500 additional army an Marine ground combat troops to South Vietnam for insurance purposes the defense department announced tues Day. Assistant Secretary of de sense Phil g. Goulding told re porters that in compliance with Gen. William c. Westmore land s request we Are deploying approximately 10,500 additional troops to South asked what the phase insurance purposes referred to Goulding said the enemy that he faces meaning North Viet namese and communist Vietcong troops confronting the command around the Marine stronghold of Khe Sanh in Northwest South Vietnam and a Lacross the country. Goulding refused to identify the service of the troops going As reinforcements but military sources said they come from both the marines and the Pentagon spokesman said the seeded up deployment do snot necessarily mean that the United states is increasing the presently authorized . Strength of 525,000 indicated that a decision on whether to increase the Ceil ing awaits a full evaluation of recent events in also said that no decision has been made on calling up any National guard or Reserve ground troops to fill the Hole left by the departure of the com Bat reinforcements of the regu Lar army and Marine forces. I m willing to say it s a Speed up of the planned deployments Goulding indicated that at least some of the units now being shipped to Vietnam were not in the original package under the planned buildup to 525,0000 men by suggested that the communist offensive and the threat ened attack on Khe Sanh caused Pentagon authorities to order in cont on Page a col. 1 High official asks newsmen whose Side Are you on Washington a High official of the Johnson administration meeting privately with a group of newsmen declared some criticism of the War in Vietnam gets close to the question whose Side Are Youon the official advised newsmen to Stop looking for something to Bitch about and focus on the importance of winning the War. The official said the whole Appa Ratus of press and broadcasting would t amount to much unless the United states the session was held late Las week under rules which prohibited identifying the official or quoting him by name. Such background sessions Are of ten held in Washington and Are usually characterized by a font. On Page a col v

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