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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 9, 1983, Tokyo, JapanWednesday february 9, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes Shultz visits gis on Doz in Korea Seoul a Secretary of state George Shultz traded diplomatic pinstripes for an Olive Green army Parka and a fur hat monday and flew to Hill 229 in the demilitarized one Between North and South Korea. Looking out from a camouflage observation Post the former Marine gazed past sandbags trenches barbed wire and Concrete gun emplacements across a Valley to North Korea. Shultz visiting South Korea to reassure the government that the United states will keep its defens commitments was told by a korean officer that if North Korea eve attacked the Doz will be held to the last there will be no withdrawal from Here the korean declared. Thank you for the work you redoing in defense of Freedom Shultz replied. Chat with troops he also talked with . Combat troops their faces painted in shades of Black and Green and inspected the gear they use for night patrols into the Are proud of you. You have president Reagan s full support retold them. It s not just game playing up Tkv Jim Bhambi Hubi Imohl him Bah him Shultz it s not just game playing up there. Up there he said during the 25-Milehelicopter flight Back to Seoul. It s for real Shultz flew from peking to Seoul sunday after four Days of intensive discussions with China s communist leaders. He was scheduled to meet with America s ambassadors to asian nations in Hong Kong tuesday. On thursday during Are fueling Stop in Japan on his Way Back to Washington he plans to report to japanese officials on his discussions in peking and Seoul. Shultz. In his meetings wit korean president Chun Doo Hwan tried to ease anxieties raised by the congressional decision late last year to slash $70 million from Reagan request for military credit sales to South Korea. . Aides president will fight to get the full $210 million he requested $50 million More than Las year. He also will try to revise the terms for payment of the american arms to ease the Burden on Korea the aides said. Current terms give South Korea Athree year Grace period followed by payment Over a nine year period.. Officials said Reagan will ask Congress for authority to extend the Grace period to 10 years followed by a 20-year repayment period. Statement not surprising officials travelling with Shultz said they found nothing dramatic or jarring or disappointing about statement by Xinhua the official chinese news Agency after the Secretary left peking that . Arms sales to Taiwan Are hurting the development of .-chinese relations. Xinhua said Mutual Trust is out of the question Between the two nations until the arms sales question is resolved. Diplomats . War games in Honduras bolstering Nicaragua Tegucigalpa Honduras up washing ton May unwittingly bolster Nicaragua s marxist led government by conducting War games with Honduras and secretly backing rightist guerrillas fighting the sandinista Western diplomats american official made it Clear that the Reagan administration has Little concern for nicaraguan worries that War games finished sunday could Lead to a real invasion or that thecia backs the rightists. If it bothers them the sandinista that s Allright with us an official said who asked to remain week the United states and Honduras staged War games involving 5,500 troops 1,500 of them american to simulate the Rescue of a honduran battalion under siege by an invading army just 10 Miles from the nicaraguan Border. The invading Force was dubbed red army a less than Subtle code for Nicaragua s soviet equipped sandinista people s army. Officials in Managua charged the War game inspired rightist exiles operating from honduran Border base Camps to sweep into Nicaragua Las week on raids that left 73 rightists and four sandinista soldiers dead.. Ambassador to Honduras John d. Negroponte responds to questions about .support to the rightists particularly from the Cia with a no comment that Only riles the marxist led sandinista. Watching the developments Western Diplo Mats say privately that Washington is misguided in its policy of massive military support to Honduras and apparent Covert backing of Thuc Negroponte wants to convince you that . Policy toward Cuba is a Success that Cuba has been isolated. Really they Haven t isolated anyone and this policy has been failure said one Diplomat. Now they Are doing the same thing to Nicaragua trying to isolate the sandinista he second Diplomat representing a close . Ally said Washington is backing them the sandinista into a Corner making them More a result the average nicaraguan citizen is More Likely to rally around the sandinista because of Washington s policy the Diplomat said. It just does t seem the Way to go about it he United states and Honduras respond that the sandinista have to be contained because the Export revolution by sending guns to Al Sal Vador s leftist guerrillas and Back insurgents throughout the Region. Checks _ from Page 1 so far social Security has recovered More than $382,000 in uncashed checks and $87,000 in repayments Trollinger a death has been confirmed social Security stops sending checks and seeks repay ment from relatives or from supermarkets Banks or other agencies that cashed the checks. Ban Sand other agencies Are liable for repayment if they accept fraudulently cashed checks tool linger Security also sends cases to the secret service for criminal prosecution but none has been referred from the Pilot project yet he said. Medicare search the latest Survey was prompted by a match of medicare death reports against social Security records last year that turned up $30.4 million i erroneous checks. The Pilot project findings were much much higher he medicare search turned up 50,263 cases in which checks were sent to dead beneficiaries Trollinger said. An additional 499 cases Are still under investigation. The government has recovered $6 million. Deaths Are normally reported to social Security District offices or the Post office by relatives. Social Security does not regularly Check state death records. Hope for state cooperation we re hoping that this will Lead to state reporting to social Security on at least a quarterly basis the deaths within their states Trollinger said. That Way Well be Able to detect unreported deaths much states surveyed were California Indiana Iowa Kentucky Maine Michigan new Jersey new Mexico Ohio Tennessee and Washington. Andropov said seeking world Arena for Kab new York up soviet Leader yur Andropov is committed to developing the 700,000-member Kab network worldwide time Magazine reported in its mid month a cover article entitled Andropov s eyes on the world an Advance copy of time s feb. 14 edition committee for state Security Kab has at least 350agents in the United states alone mostly in the United nations in new York said there were 700,000 soviet intelligence agents mostly kept bus spying on their fellow citizens at Home compared to a . Intelligence an counterintelligence network of 130,000 officials have noted an alarming Rise in Kab activities against the United is evident in the Ever increasing resources deployed against us in the unrelenting Effort by the Kab to recruit agents from the government business an science and the growing voracious Ness of the soviet appetite for science and technology an Fri spokesman said. Andropov 68, Kab chief for 15 year until 1982 when he left to be groomed As Leonid Brezhnev s successor was in Strumental in developing the Agency into an increasingly sophisticated instrument for advancing National interests around the world time that he holds the top party Job he has Given every indication that he wants to keep things that Way it said. His Rise to Power has coincided with the gradual evolution of the soviet Union As a modern police state in which the physical terror of the Stalin Era has been largely replaced with subtler forms of control time said. The Magazine said at least one third of soviet diplomatic staffers around the world Are Kab employees receiving support fro Mother agents scattered through the soviet press corps Aeroflot or i tourist travel Agency offices

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