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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - September 3, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseHedell oiled troops coming Bach fresh look at nato by Nicholas Typl the United states to taking a fresh look at nato defences because it or fits to make absolutely Cleat to Moscow How seriously it re Gards the presence of soviet troops in Czechoslovakia state department officials town news men monday. The . Concern about a significant change in the military balance in Europe was aired Ina Tough statement by the state department the changed East West Mili tary situation in Europe is of significance to the Security of the United states and its allies department spokesman Karl e. Bartch said in Reading the state ment to newsmen. . Officials said one of the issues under review would be american and nato troop commitments in Europe. They also indicated there was a possibility the United states would increase the number of men it maintain there. There is possibility that troops now being redeployed to the states could be sent Back to Germany. Before the soviet bloc invasion of Czechoslovakia aug. 20, there were Hopes in High administration circles for a balanced reduction of forces by nato and the Warsaw pact Alliance. The United states suffering from balance of payments prob lems was interested in pursuing this possibility and in fact was bringing Back to the unite states on a rotating basis 35,000 servicemen from concern of the nato allies was that the soviet bloc had cont. On Page sol. 1 after 2nd quake Iran hit like a bomb Iran tragedy Rescue worker search debris for survivors in a North Eastern Iran Village after the second earthquake in two Days devastated the area. The saturday sunday q n a k e claimed More than 20,000 lives. A Tehran up fresh tremors Shook Eastern Iran monday where the worst earthquakes in the nation s history killed More than 20, 000 during the weekend and devastated the Region like an atom the aftershocks of the two massive quakes threatened the few buildings still standing. Res Cue officials ignored the tremors and kept looking for survivor Sand bodies. Government officials in Tehran confirmed that More than 20,000 bodies had been found and the iranian version of the red Cross the red lion and Sun said More than 10,000 dead had been buried. Prime minister Amir Abba Hoveida who flew to the disaster area sunday with five Cabine ministers struggled to the town of Kashk where at least 1,000 cont. On Page 24, col. � unofficial twi paper of . Fact in Europe North Africa and a my dds ecu vol.27, no. 138 if 21855 a tuesday september 3, 1968 5t Dally 10 sunday d Russ to go if orders obeyed says Dubcek a shop new York a vice president Hubert h. Humphrey walked up fifth Avenue in a la Bor Day Parade monday and said he hoped he was starting Victory March to the while House. In the official opening of his Campaign the democratic presidential trainee walked 25"locks up the Avenue at the head of a column of 100,000marchers. New York s top Democrat Senate candidate Paul o Dwyer was Back in the Parade but re used to March with Humphrey because of his stand on the Viet Nam War. O Dwyer who backed Eugene a Mccarthy won c fifth a on the Senate nomination peace platform. The vice president Hatles Sand wearing a dark suit walked Between George Meany presi Dent of the Al Cio and Harry Van Arsdale head of the million member new York Cen trial labor Council. Policemen lined the Avenue and patrolled rooftops. Spectators stood two or three were some cheers and Boos for Humphrey and a few placards for and against him but the crowd s response was left the Parade at St. Patrick s Cathedral where he greeted archbishop Terence j. Cooke on the Cathedral looks Beautiful today inspiring and told the archbishop. It was a Bright sunny vice president was then. On Page 84, col. 5 Sirhan May Tell aim or to at trial new York a ran parts Magazine claims that rela Tives of Sirhan Sirhan say Hel old them he would explain Why he shot sen. Robert f. Kennedy v it to fair Only ii television coverage of his i Cairo. Trial is ramparts article was written by Mahmoud Abdel Hadi an egyptian correspond ent for Al Akbar Al yom in Abdel Hadi says Sirhan has confided to his family that he will never make any statement unless special provisions Are made for the courtroom pro cont. On Page 64, Cut it Prague up communist party Leader Alexander Dubcek said sunday there will be a Complete withdrawal of soviet troops from his country provide the czechoslovak people do Noth ing to prolong their stay an warned that sabotage would perpetuate the military occupation. Failure to carry out obligation imposed by the russians will Only make matters worse Dubcek told the communist party Central committee meeting Here to choose a new presidium. We must under no Circum stances arouse the suspicion that we might be avoiding the obligations that we have Dubcek declared we must Fin the Best possible Way for their is the Only guarantee that the situation will not deteriorate and that it will also be possible for the soviet obligations to be implemented consistently that is the gradual departure of Thoon Page 4, col. J

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