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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - April 28, 1990, Tokyo, Japan M pm of stars and stripes 45th 117 250 is 82 m in m of pm s an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and authorized us personnel within the u s Pacific command ti06 saturday april 1990 Black take entry music honors Page 4 Index 6 Horoscope 15 comlc9 13 sports plut Magazine Cheney slash other aircraft plans Washington a defense Secretary Dick Cheney on thursday called for slashing Pentagon plans for the b2 stealth bomber and other sophisticated citing a diminishing soviet pressed by congressional democrats to Cut military spending in response to rapid changes in testified his blueprint would trim billion from president Bush billion defense budget for 1991 and would save billion through in addition to cutting the proposed number of b2 bombers from 132 to Cheney said he intends to Cut planned purchases of the c17 Long Range transport plane and the navys a12 attack and to delay purchases of the air forces advanced tactical aircraft and the advanced tactical the chairman of the House armed services Les commended Cheney for coming to grips with some things he clearly needs to come to grips with but said he did not go far citing analysts testimony one Day earlier on the internal problems in the soviet military As Well As intelligence reports predicting instability of the broader soviet Aspin said Cheney plan is based on an unrealistically pessimistic View of the soviet the democratic controlled House is already debating a fiscal 1991 budget that would make significant cuts in proposed Pentagon the Senate is working on its own Cheney told the House soviet military capability will continue to be robust but we can in fact afford to slow Down the Pace of developing and Fielding the next generation of Cheney said his proposed cutback would lower the projected Cost of the see 2 solar panel deployed the port solar panel of the Hubble space Telescope As it was deployed in this television space shuttle discovery robot Arm is at right extending from the Center of the Telescope where it is Contact established with Telescope through main Page a inns t West Germany a a mentally disturbed woman told prosecutors she tried to kill opposition political Leader Oskar Lafontaine be cause she wanted to get in the a Law enforcement official said a social Democrat and Chancellor Helmut Kohls leading challenger in the december was in satisfactory condition at a Cologne he was stabbed in the neck with a Butcher knife at a Campaign rally officials from the social democratic party burst into applause during a special Bonn meeting after hearing that Lafontaine was conscious and out of friends who visited him thursday said Lafon Taine was Able to get out of his Hospital bed and make Hans the social democratic party said Lafontaine intends to remain the Chancellor the attack on Lafontaine was the most serious on a to ranking West German politician in the country 41year it aroused Security concerns among politicians in both East and West there was no indication the attack was politically said Helmut chief prosecutor for the state of North authorities said the suspect had a history of mental she was identified As 42yearold Adelheid authorities said she admitted stabbing Lafontaine after approaching him with Flowers and asking for his autograph at a Cologne Campaign i wanted to kill Lafontaine so that i would have to go to court and then id get in the see Page 3 Nicaragua astir Over Ortega appointment Roberto negotiator for newly inaugurated pleads with Contra forces in Al Destino to begin to disarm a Nicaragua up president Violeta Chamorro Deci Sion to name her vanquished opponents brother to Lead the armed forces angered political allies thurs Day and Contra rebel leaders said they would wait and see whether to abide by their disarmament agree two members of Chamorro party declined offers of Cabinet positions because of the anti sandinista within the National opposition Union Uno have opposed retaining Humberto brother of former president Daniel saying it would give the sandinista too much control Over the largely sandinista Chamorro insisted in her inauguration speech wednesday that she would of the defense minister and that Ortega would hold Only operational control and would take his orders from she also pledged a reduction of the armed forces and an immediate end to mandatory military but newly named agriculture minister Jaime Cuadra and construction minister Gilberto Cuadra said they would not accept their posts if Ortega remained As armed forces chief of a Contra Leader known As com Mander Franklin said we will have to wait and see what the Contra reaction to ortegas appoint ment will a Contra spokesman in Honduras told United press International by Telephone that the contras would remain in the Security zones where they have concentrated for the demobilization process but that they would not begin to disarm until they see Page 2

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