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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 19, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 96 12 2o 22 b to 3 s in Pacific stars and Joseph e Burlas Teti 175 38th 18 25 e an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and auth owned personnel within the Pacific command Lam 1 q 1 january i 1 social Security fix gets mixed response turkish airlines crash kills 47 Nader postal service is self destructing Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 strategy in Gulf Oil War Washington up the Pentagon envisions a major conflict Between the United states and the soviet Union which could include counteroffensive against North Vietnam and soviet coastal areas if Moscow attempts to seize persian Gulf Oil reserves with conventional it is essential that the soviet Union be confronted with the Prospect of a major conflict should it seek to reach Oil resources of the says a defense department the details of which were disclosed this if the soviets perceive this to be a real we believe it will deter such soviet a conventional in con Junction with those of our should be capable of putting at risk including the soviet and defeating soviet and soviet inspired aggression in Many it counteroffensive will be directed at places where we can affect the outcome of the it if it is to offset the enemy it should be launched against territory or assets that Are of an importance might hit North soviet coast to him comparable to the ones he is the strategy dictates counter attacks against North Viet Nam and soviet coastal areas in order to tie up soviet forces in defensive roles in the prosecution of a global titled fiscal 19841988 defense the document setting Forth planning and spending priorities Over the next five years and reflecting Pentagon think ing is accompanied by a memo Randum dated March signed by defense Secretary Caspar Wein the 136page document considers the Middle East so vital that it directs preparations for introducing forces into the area even should it appear that the Security of Access to persian Gulf Oil is threatened and there is no outright the Reagan administration has made no secret of its intent to defend saudi Arabia and other persian Gulf states that Are the major suppliers of Oil to the West and it has been molding a rapid deployment Force ref shaped specifically to carry out that and the document directs its the administration has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars for construction of base facilities in Kenya and Somalia for support of the the document directed they be completed in fiscal Sale of five airborne warning and control system Azacs air Craft to saudi Arabia for billion in late 1981 also is part of the attempt to enhance the fighting capabilities of the pro Western Gulf envisioning a scenario in which the soviets could exploit local unrest or internal subversion As an excuse to enter the Region other than outright the document said whatever the we should be prepared to introduce american forces directly into the Region should it appear that the Security of Access to persian Gulf Oil is the guidance document directs forging a close strategic connection Between nato forces in Greece and Turkey with the persian Gulf Region by providing forces that can be used in the defense of indicating a strategy in which americans could be withdrawn from Southern Europe to fight in South West it orders the air Force to rapidly develop capability to deploy additional tactical fighter squadrons to Turkey and to build hardened shelters for aircraft based Meyer nuke War plans not a policy shift Helen Webb Edward Meyer by Don Mccaffrey Pacific editor Camp Japan the army top dismissing speculation that a secret document urging preparations for winning an extended nuclear War is a major shift in says the five year defense department Blue print simply solidifies the pro Grams and the systems to ensure were Able to carry out what presidents and secretaries of defense in the past have mouthed we had to have the capability of winning any War we got Edward army chief of said and what this particular document does is to ensure that the resources Are there to make it As far As the documents con its secret and in not sure just How much of it has gone said visiting Japan As part of a tour encompassing Okinawa and Korea As he confirm that the blueprint reflects a Lon term trend of military policy aimed at countering the soviet see Page 5 1982 factory use and production hit record Low Washington a manufacturers operated at percent of capacity in the lowest rate on govern ment figures indicated but economists predicted that the in year downward trend is prob ably being reversed this with better times still just a Hope for the mondays Federal Reserve Board report also indicated 1982 was the lowest on record for level of production capacity in the nations manufacturers operating rates averaged percent for the Well below the previous record Low of percent during the report the 1982 rate was far below the percent average for a 11 of the december off percent from was the lowest of government figures that go Back to it marked the 15th decline in 17 the report did not give utilization rates for specific Federal Reserve economists did make Points on two big industries of Iron and steel were operating at just per cent of capacity in the lowest rate since 1959 when a labor strike held production factory use crept above the 50 percent Mark to percent of government and private econ have said rising see Page 5

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