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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - March 17, 1990, Darmstadt, Hesse Tofu p a jeopardy looking for 2 a checkpoint Charlie guards do guide 9 a first round of Mcaa 21 a Gorbachev gives Lithuania 28 the stand stripes authorized unofficial publication for the . Armed forces Good nominal vol. 48, no. 334 saturday March 17, 1990 25 Dally and sunday d 8693 afe would mean smaller military by Janet Howells Tierney Washington Bureau i Washington a the defense department faces eliminating As Many As 80,000 military jobs if a conventional arms treaty is signed with the soviet Union n army spokesman in the Pentagon said Friday. F under the conventional forces in Europe treaty now being hammered out in Vienna Austria troop Levels on both sides would be limited to 195,000 in Central Europe. That would mean a reduction of about 80,000 . Troops in Europe slots that would then have to be Cut from Force totals the spokesman said. A proposed cafe treaty language would require demobilization of All units withdrawn from Europe to reach the treaty a ceiling a he said. A demobilization would affect Only personnel spaces allowing the army to reduce its end strength by the number of troops in the units being the Pentagon could not immediately say what members from which services would be Cut to accommodate reductions under the cafe Accord. Most of the cuts in Europe Are expected to come from army units. The army spokesman also would not provide details on where returning european based units might be based in the United states. A options arc being studied but no final decisions have been made As to where any unit withdrawn from overseas will be stationed Quot in the United states he said. The Pentagon already has announced plans to trim 92,000 in fiscal 1990 and 1991 because of cutbacks in defense spending. As of Jan. 31, there were 2.1 million people on Active military duty. Protest for Terry Anderson two former French hostages Roger Tuque left and Jean Paul Kauffmann protest the Captivity of Terry Anderson on the anniversary of the . Journalists abduction in Lebanon five years ago. Tuque and Kauffmann who were among 10 French hostages released in Lebanon Between 1986 and 1988, put on blindfolds and chained themselves to a tree for an hour Friday outside the iranian embassy in Paris. Anderson 42, was abducted March 16, 1985, and is the longest held of 18 Western hostages. The captives Are believed in the hands of moslem extremists who Are Loyal to Iran. E. German vote hailed by Kohl As key to a destiny Bonn West Germany apr Chancellor Helmut Kohl on Friday called East Germany selections a Quot destiny vote on the Road to German unification and vowed to protect East germans from economic hardships. But As Kohl was assuring East germans about their future West Germany a states demanded an immediate halt to special Aid for East germans who resettle in the West. Related stories Page 3. Even members of Kohls own Christian democratic Union complained about the chancellors plans not to end the special resettled privileges until there arc economic improvements in East Germany. Ernst Albrecht the cd governor of Niedersachsen said that any future East German resettled a cannot expect that the states will keep a made bed ready for More than 130,000 East germans have moved to West Germany this year alone joining More than 340,000 who came last year. The unending exodus is bleeding East Germany s Economy and has seriously burdened West Germany a social Security net and Job and housing markets. In a session of parliaments upper House the bundesrat Heads of the 11 states said they want special privileges for East German re settlers ended alter East Germany selections. Klaus the mayor of the City state Bremen said that starting next week Bremen would Likely begin treating East German re settlers a like homeless Quot because special reception centers arc already overcrowded. He said any new East German reset see destiny on Back Page at amp to to install phones on bases to make it easier to Call the . By Steve Taylor Munich Bureau Munich West Germany a at amp to will install More than 2,000 phones at . Military bases overseas under a contract that will make it More convenient Tor Servic members to Call Home and will provide dividends for morale and recreation activities. A three year contract with Annii a per at amp to will establish ailing centers at . Military install on in eight european countries. The phones will link callers to an at amp top Crater a the United states. Calls can then be made collect or with an at amp to Cam at the same rates As using an at amp to card from a european phone. Calling centers will be installed in Prioli ?an.y�?T Talys the Netherlands spam 8 Turkey Greece and centers will be installed in West Enki Ina a in Netherlands Belgium England Turkey Greece and comparison of a 10-minute Call americans using the new sen ice will be charged Normal at amp to rates about <fc1 q 17 25% Ess than a y Tell. West German rates.$14,25 at amp to amps Susan Harris Servic members and . Government employees will be charged Normal at amp to rates about 25 percent less than european rates to the United states said Charles Poffenbarger chief of cafes Europe food and services division. A 10-minute Call through the West German Bunde Spost for example costs about 32 Marks about $19. The at amp to charge is $14.25 for the same Call Poffenbarger said. Up to $27 million of the income generated from the phones will be used As dividends for recreation programs Over the next three years he said. That dividend payment is based on at amp to a estimate that sales will reach nearly $140 million Over three years. If they done to at amp to has guaranteed minimum dividend payments of $13.3 million Poffen Barger said. The phone centers will be placed in shopping malls and other key locations to serve people who done to have Home see at amp to on Back Page blame put on Libya Washington up a defense Secretary Dick Cheney said Friday he suspects that Quot libyan incompetence a not sabotage caused the fire that damaged the rata chemical factory and he dismissed Moa mar Qadhafi a a threats against West Germany. Related Story Page 8. A if i were the germans 1 done to think id be quaking in my boots at this Point a Cheney said in response to a question at the National newspaper associations government affairs conference. The libyan Leader has pledged to retaliate if his government determines West German sabotage was responsible for the fire wednesday that seriously damaged the chemical factory at rata 40 Miles South of the libyan capital of Tripoli

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