Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 16, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
BO THE IETHBRIDGE Woilnsjdny, Auguit 16, 1972 For first time there's stalemate in Vietnam tear lly PKTKK AllMCTT SA1C10N (Al'J For the first lime in llw Vietnam war (here Ls a tmc stalemate. All the big, dramatic military possibilities arc gone. Tlie Saigon army li.ul hoped to shift the battleground away (rom South Vietnam's cities villages ar.d into ing Cambodia ami Laos. Major military campaigns with thai and 1071 some kind cif st'ltlenicnl this year base this an the classic .situation developing on Vietnam's battlefields ;md compare it to First World War and Korea prior to their settlements. South Vietnam is totally de- pendent on American aid for it economic and military Even with a bumper rice harvest this year it could tint fowl itself. South Vietnam can afford as much spending a.s th' objective failed. The I'.S. troops withdrawal 1 U.S. can afford u> let it have, left open the possibility that a Cut many doubt that massive North Vietnamese in- will be freely available to IL vasion might erumlile the pair the damage of this often southern armies and lead to sive. mililarv defeat. Thru ma'or in- j Continued attrition vasicu'came this year and the Saigon soldiers on the battle South has held. fic'd 's -scen ssnne observers Fov the South Vietnamese. as a major factor in In-inging the blrMxIlcttine is the v.orst alxnit a fntnrc settlement of the since '.'-T' an war. average c! ISM soldiers c'-'ing gaping hobs in Is each wech. Tue nearly million by ti.e fierce are being refugees generated by the fight- plugged with local militiamen ing constitute the biggest mass upgraded into Ihe regular movement of people 'in Vietnam forces, a practice which since the country's partition in ultimately undermine the pact- 1951. The suffering also is serious for the North Vietnamese who Despite arms agreement East- West arms race is far from ended This is tlio last nl Hirer nrliclcs usst'ssiutf einu- military strength n! tile L'nili'il Slnu-s, (lie So- viH T.'iiion aurl their allies KliKI) .S. I'MAN MiliUlM, WASHINGTON (Al'> lie niKilear is fn from over, despite tlic remit til id M lu mtt I in m 11 i tcgie arms limitation aRri'e ill'.: lit. Thai jiiitl does lull a liil on the uf offei sivc.- nii.ssile laimc-hers and anli- m lit 1 dt j-ixiil foj- a raiific of tl i i1 0 miles, IM'HKASK KOKCi; I Guiding bomlter loads. Ihe States will have an aur- sotne nuclear warheads in its strategic forces when the Minuteman 111 and Poseidon are fini.siied Uie next five years. Kissinger projected thai the U.S. "will have about three limes as many warheads" as the Itussians at the end of five-year freeze on offensive missile launclicrs, II is during tliis five-year period that the U.S. lead in deploying imiitiplc independent h' target a- mrl I spenl a lol o friends of mine: why' t blindfotdcd myself schools, and the Alberts never j for Id hours at a lime, travelled much in the movie 'and I walked the streets wilh MJKV.s are ;L r h cads launched In clusters aboard a single misijile, 1'hey hit I a r (i e I s up lo severnl hundi'cds (jf [itile.s apart. UN tfie arms nciioliaU; for more comprehen- limits on nuclear wea- ponry. iiul U.S. defence officials are doviblful the Etu.ssians will agree ID any curbs on M'lW until they have caught up v.ith the U.S in multiple warlieads. Nixon administration leaders believe the first stage on UmHa- iiinih MiriHtUiun .....n-..... were signed in tion came aboul be crowd. when'shc'lcft Sh'aiigri La. [never acleti" Iwforc. j Young Alnerl was a junior in "Tiic- Their 21-year-old son will Iw-1 "Well, just once." he psychology UCLA when a bnuscs result was but I lliink I got lol of it- Mini Bandidos. For Me Mini Buwliilos. Tlie inosl fashionable of all casuals. We made Ilicm LIS cind'ully as we make Iheiircmn up liandidov In Ihc latest fiishkms with the hcst materials. A. This Misses School Shoe features a full one inch heel with studs on the two tone upper. Suede, v.illi leather trim. In ru anil hrov.'ii. B. Rich chcuolatc suede and red star suede contrail bc.iulitulK in girl's model. It also has a MM one inch heel. C'. Our hoys Kicker boot features six eyelets as well as a most flex ink; and durable crepe sole. 'I on.yli and flexible eiunith to u ilhstand hard play. In green suede with dark brown leather I run. Make liala the first snip on the fashion load back ID school. May, U.S. reconnaissance satol- j litcs havti (ietected a series of Soviet research and develop- ment tc-sts oi MIHV-type de- vices Analysis showed Ihe Uussiar.fi are making progress toward perfecting JdlRV guidance tech- nology and all-important accu- racy which have eluded them in the past. [Jut il should lake the Rus- caw.se the U.S. bargained from a position of strength. Thus, they argue that the U.S. must push ahead with qualita- tive improvements in il.s offen- sive weaponry in order to main- lain that strength. TO HKI'LACK SUB 'Hie administnilion's plan tor upgrading U.S. deterrent power contemplates relating the oldest sians several more years before no! they can n .significant j with of combat-ready MIUVs .sub Polaris submarines, which can- on their missiles, The U.S.-Soviet agreement as- the Ilus.sians of a lead in ICIJMs and sub- marine-launched ballistic mis- siles. Early mastery of MIRV tech- nology is largely responsible for giving the United Slates a margin in strategic nuclear warheads. CONVKKTINfi WAIt IIKADS cunverted to Poseidon, n much -bigger Trident Kadi TridRiU would movinl 2-1 jnissiles compared wnlh 16 in the Polaris boats. The Trident missile would have about Iwice Ihc reach of the most a tl v a n c ed Polaris weapon, vastly extending the wean area in which the mis- sile-tiring submarines could hide from Soviet hunters. If Congress approves, the first Tridents could be in operation some six years in tha U.S. missile forces are well i future, along in conversion lo multiple I But congressional budget cut- warheads. The air torce has re- placed about 200 Minuteman missiles with triple warheads Minuteman III mod- lers are gagging at the bil lion cost estimate for the Tri- denl. Navy officials say this would cover not just buying Ihc els. Another 350 replacements submarines bul also develop- 1.....--" men! and purchase of the new missiles and Ihc expense of run- ning Ihe system for 20 years. are to crime. Thai wit! result in it force 550 Minuteman HI and l.Vi Min- ute-man II missiles, plus m HOE STORE CENTRE VILLAGE MALL Blakcncy calls Another weapon the adminis- tration is proposing, although with a lower priority, is the B-l i htimlxM-. This plane, intended to i replace the elderly B-52. is de- signed lo penetrate the kind [sophisticated air defences that Russia is likely to put up in tha 1 iflBOs. The Russians never went in I heavily for long-range bombers. Sa.sV, fCPl Prc- I They still have only about HO Allan niakrney has cMIcd j compared with fill in Ihe Amcr- Minister Otto f-anj; iran fleet. "hvporrilr" for his a'truik nn Rut the Flussians e-ould proposals to changing thai stratcgi'; they limit non-resident ownership of arc known to have test flown a new supersonic s w i n g -w 1 n g iMimber code-narnwl Backfire. The anti-missile treaty ba.i armisod little controversy so far. if; an order- In essence, il limits t-ach side Liberal to our ABM site for defence of Mr. its national capital ar.d one silo, for protection of n field of inler- conlinenlal ballistic missiles. The pact stipulates a ceiling land "Mr. l.antf knmv.s well (bal in Prince Islanrl neither he. nor I could buy mi I l-ju-re [Jfirct'l of land first in (nuncil Prcrnic'i1 Alex snirl. ilr was lo an NDI aurJtfinrf picnic ,-uirJicnrr nt Memorial Park. ;i miles of Ifirt ABM interceptor missiles rmrlli thn Ijr.itcrl Statr.s hor i at e-ich slle, and asM- drr. Haled Thr [irfiiiicr .said Mr. Tnc l'iissian.% have had an liarl nol iirii-n-H one nf ABM complex with Cllaunr.hcrs when IVFvl. j in place arouixl Moscow for requires cahincl (jroval of any sale of land over acrc.s to a non rc.sident Ihcr br Hvrs ir. Now Brims- u' Xoaliind was or passrrl in Demricralic Sfis- Ific knight nnrl us for simply the problem." hf said. "lie kills us .such proposals uoidd nol Irderatcd A .spnrifd corninitlco of IftfjishiUirc! now is I public ,'he j oitfn ownership of laud. A bill dealing the i.s.sue, which includrfi no'i-Sns- knlclirwan Canadians as riiod on I ho order paper when Hie last session nf thn. B allow thorn shield with The Snvic The treaty would lo thicken lhal more defcnsivR ICn.M site to he under Ihc treaty will be ;il lea.st miles from Mas- cow. On Ihc U.S side, construction will continue on an ABM site In tfuard Minuteman missiles bnsrd in Ihc area of Clrar.d l-'nrxs, Work on Hie Wash- ington -LJilc has nol yet been ait- by T-'IHST PAT VISIT LONDON" f Router) Ed- waj'fl flealli will 1hn Eirsl Jirifisb prime minister lo .Japan when he makes the trip Sept. HMfl. The wore an- Monday.