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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 1, 1983, Tokyo, Japan B8 22 a in Pacific stars and it fifi Tia Joseph e Burlas 2 Tel la 175 38th 31 an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and authorized personnel within the Pacific command february redskins beat dolphins in super bowl 2717 Page 24 Dod wont recoup lost pay by Dwight trimmer Washington Bureau chief Washington the defense department will not try to recoup in fiscal 1985 any military pay costo living losses resulting from a pay freeze in fiscal 1984 according to Pentagon spokesman Henry cantos remarks appeared to contradict a statement by defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger has told Federal work you can be assured that i will continue to press for appropriate financial and moral recognition of your and that i will strongly urge that the 1985 budget provide for the full recovery of the pay Cap in reminded of Weinberger re Catto still maintained the defense department would not try to pad future military pay raises to cover the losses of fiscal Catto said the defense department would Only try to keep i pay comparable to civilian if gis receive no pay raise next fiscal their pay would fall about 12 percent behind civilian during the worst years of the i pay was about eight percent behind civilian according to defense last years four percent pay Cap put gis percent behind civilian this civilian wages Are expected to Rise gis would need at least a 12 percent pay raise in fiscal 1985 to keep Pace with civilian Weinberger had expressed particular regret that the govern me twide pay Cap for next year had to apply to the military trying to soften that he had issued a statement to Federal workers around the reassuring them that both he and the president had reluctantly proposed a Federal pay freeze for next fiscal this decision to freeze Federal said was made very reluctantly by the see Page 6 report chivas military is deficient Washington a chivas armed handicapped by obsolete weapons and strained by internal Are in no position to counter the soviet unions growing military strength in a privately funded study the report also said any attempt by the United states to build up chivas military Power May prompt Moscow to order a preemptive the report the report was done by the asian studies a newly founded Branch of the heritage a Washington based policy research Center that often champions conservative abandoned bases eyed for housing homeless los Angeles up the defense department and other fed eral agencies Are examining the feasibility of housing some of the nations poor and homeless in unused or underused government the study is being conducted under orders from the White the los Angeles times some responses Are already Back and we expect to examine them and discuss the possibilities Here next an official Mort a spokesman for the White said the idea came from a group of private charities that suggested it to the presidents task Force on private sector the study group is charged with seeking greater Par see Page 6 according to the american Hopes for a Strong and close relationship with China As a counterweight to the soviet Union Are based on untenable including the Hope that chivas armies can offset soviet military while it is True that China currently ties Down an estimated 46 soviet divisions along the sin soviet it does not follow that the United states should Supply weapons to peking to Force an even greater allocation of soviet forces to the the report it said such a move might prompt the soviets to decide the move has ominous con and thus launch a strike against even though China has million the worlds second largest Navy and the third largest air it remains a weak organization that is patently vulnerable to soviet military the report in the report contends that the combat capability of chinese forces is reduced by internal Uncertain military doctrine and poor strategic and tactical there appears to be considerable tension see Page 6 Shore leave a sea lion Pup watches traffic in Capistrano storms in Southern California have killed at least 11 after heavy surf apparently forced him people and ravaged Many Story on Page

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