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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Tokyo, Japan By it 12 i a 2o 22 0 Hij in Pacific stars and Sofia Joseph Burlas 38th 32 an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and authorized personnel within the Pacific command february 1983 175 Foj arms by to Congress compiled from wire services Washington president Rea Gan sent Congress his proposed billion record Pentagon budget part of his deficit Ridden billion budget package for fiscal year if approved by the Overall budget in which the entire spending increase of billion would be absorbed by the military and higher interest charges on the National debt will result in a deficit of in presenting the measure on Capitol the administration warned we must stay this budgetary course toward a trillion military buildup because the soviet Union is far ahead of the in military we Are not trying to gain defense Secretary Cas Par Weinberger said when he made details of the defense budget we Are trying to regain sufficient strength to deter As announced three weeks he did Cut billion in outlays from the saving billion by Freez ing retirement pay and the salaries of the pentagons million uni formed personnel and another one million civilian the remainder resulted from lower fuel Price and inflation we Are providing a pay raise in fiscal year the Pentagon officials said it would be a percent equal to the current rate of congressional leaders promised a Battle Over the proposed billion increase for defense and the massive cuts in social to keep deficits from rising the president called for a freeze on Federal pay and pensions for a As Well As an Overall spending Cut on hundreds of domes tic he asked Congress to pare programs such As welfare and food and urged passage of a package of social Security changes estimated to save he also called for standby tax increases beginning in late 1985 to reduce deficits further an income tax surcharge and a excise tax on imported or Domestic Reagan called this spending plan a common sense and appealed for congressional the stage is set a recovery to Noni Fla tonary growth is he Senate Republican Leader Howard Baker of Tennessee said there would be a Donnybrook Over defense Dan chairman of the House ways and see Page 5 nonunion truckers on walkout compiled from wire services Independent truckers pulled their vehicles off the nations highways monday to protest president reagans proposed 5centagallon fuel tax and increased Highway user scattered gunfire and Rock throwing was reported the and teamsters Union officials vowed to keep their Drivers no striking Drivers of the big 18wheelers were organizing convoys and swat teams to protect gunshots hit at least four cinder blocks were dropped from an overpass on five three trucks were sabotaged while parked and nails were sprinkled on a Highway in scattered incidents in Utah and police there were unconfirmed reports of shots being fired in other most branches of the Independent truckers association started their strike at Midnight including the Ohio were planning to go out Midnight see Page 5 grief friends and relatives of slain israeli Soldier guerrilla ambush in the outskirts of Beirut As David Barda attend his funeral in tour lebanese and negotiators continue was killed in a palestinian talks on israels withdrawal from up Reagan urges Andropov sign nuke missile ban compiled from wire services in an open letter to the people of president Reagan offered monday to meet with the soviets anywhere to sign an agreement Banning medium Range nuclear weapons from the face of the in Secretary of state George Shultz told japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone that the United states will not make any Deal in Europe that would result in More medium Range missiles being aimed at the far the presidential letter was announced by vice president George who was visiting Berlin during the second Day of a european Reagan said he is willing to meet soviet communist party Leader Yuri Andropov wherever and when Ever he wants in order to sign such a out of a agreement would serve the interest of both sides most that the people of Europe want nothing i urge Andropov to accept Reagan said in the just As our allies can count on i make this offer conviction that such an the United states to defend Europe at All you can count on us to spare no Effort to reach a fair and meaningful agreement that will reduce the soviet nuclear reagans letter in a Pentagon report released monday in the soviet Union was described As emphasizing a nuclear War fighting scenario in their current military the report painted a grim picture of soviet military and said the soviets now have the ability to mount concurrent offensives on agreement is medium Range several possible War japanese leaders have expressed concern that the soviets May target some of their medium Range ss20 nuclear missiles to the far East if any disarmament reached involving missiles in shultz1 s remarks were meant to reassure the according to state department spokesman John we have world responsibilities and we intend to observe Hughes quoted Shultz As see Page 5

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