Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Sep 24 1983, Page 1

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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - September 24, 1983, Tokyo, Japan Bal w 12 1 Al b 2o 22 h b w 3 to l Pacific stars and stripes 7lgh 17 m Joseph e Bullas Mafe s 38th 266 250 1 an authorized unofficial publication for the personnel of the department of other government agencies and authorized personnel within the Pacific command september 75 Weinberger passenger cuts planes in far East fuel it nearly crashes Page 3 page4 Marcos talks Tough in Wake of rioting age 5 French jets bomb druze compiled from wire services Beirut eight French War planes struck druze moslem artillery positions in Syria held mountains East of Beirut thursday in the first air strikes by the multinational peacekeeping the attack by eight super Eten Dards came in Swift reprisal for a rocket attack that wounded nine French soldiers near their military Headquarters in the former French ambassadors residence in the Middle of while their French compatriots were dropping pilots were flying reconnaissance missions Over the and Navy ships continued pounding rebels trying to take a key Mountain official Beirut radio quoted Mili tary officials As saying the French planes struck artillery positions in hour about 12 Miles East of the radio added that f14 fighters from the Carrier Eisenhower flew reconnaissance missions Over the Shouf mountains East of where government troops fought off a new assault on the town of souk Al garb by a combined Force of druze and palestinian the French contingent of the peacekeeping Force scrambled into see Page 22 Sakhalin pickup to include a Sailor on the Sterett searches through binoculars for transport ship another vessel in the american possible debris from korean air lines flight 7 As the search operates up by Dan Webb and Hal Drake staff writers Japan Navy personnel will join a japanese group going to the soviet Island of Sakhalin to pick up debris and documents that the soviets found from the South korean Airliner they shot the Navy heard More beeps from the airliners flight recorder Black and the soviets for the first time admitted some blame in the a soviet official said in an interview with the associated press in Scotland that the trigger Happy pilots who downed the Airliner would not have done so if they had known it was a commercial the soviets invited Only a japanese delegation to travel to the Sakhalin port of Nevelik on monday to pick up the objects from Kal which was shot Down 1 after flying Over the now the soviets have asked the United states to take part in the the japanese foreign ministry Navy officials in who have been coordinating the search for the airliners flight recorder and other will choose the Amer ican representatives on the joint pickup a spokes Man for the Honolulu based com Mander in chief Pacific told Pacific stars and the soviets have specified that the team be limited to six persons and that it travel to Sakhalin in a non military see Kal Page 6 ref plans More gis and airing support Washington up a Penta gon five year plan Calls for a sizable expansion of fighting potential in the persian Gulf including the addition of a fourth army division to the rapid deploy ment the Purchase of equip ment to support seven fighter wings in Southwest and the construction of million in additional weapons storage facilities on the Indian Ocean base of Diego the trillion plan also includes the Forward deployment of a fourth Carrier improvements in the Force Structure in Central Amer and the Purchase of 58 anti satellite missiles to prepare the United states for possible Battles in sources familiar with defense issues made the 19851989 which is classified available to United press the fourth army division that will be added to the rapid deployment Force now known officially As the Central command is the 5th mechanized division at fort it will join paratroop and air Mobile divisions already assigned to the ref for meeting crises in the persian to Back up the 5th divisions role As a reinforcement for nato troops in the plan Calls for an upgrading of readiness of the 49th army National guard armoured Divi see Page 22

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