Thursday, April 24, 1969 The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah)

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Thursday, April 24, 1969 The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) - Big, Tough Army Trained By Fourth Rate Power...
Big, Tough Army Trained By Fourth Rate Power By.DONALD H. MAY !infiltrators as they reached the changes have been.routine. . ..WASHINGTON (UPI)—For a {edges of Seoul. I A typical North Korean «*—,k ,«.. ™w«." North Sjnce ^ acc ording to the economic report will^sa^: ^the South Korean, such agentsj^^. have been under orders to "fourth rate power" North Korea ha* proved tough, militaristic, truculent, secretive and unpredictable. ' 'It has the .fourth largest army in the communist world—about 390,000 men—mostly trained and equipped by;the 'Russians and organized on Soviet lines. which comrade Kim '' works increased its production 1011 i 10 per cent." Neither ; the civilians who might inform. i factory nor the actual : produc- Two House days after the "Blue tion figures'are given, raids" North Korea North Korea's seven: i year seized the U.S. intelligence ship " ; .fhe South Korean araiy has j Pueblo. 500,000 men at home and 50,0001 Though it may be copied after Vietnam, North Korea infiltra- fighting in Vietnam. ' The North Korean Navy is coastal, not deep water .But it includes several former Soviet submarines and Russian-built Komar class fissile-firing patrol boats. ; „ . _ Its Air Force includes 30 or in, sometimes even, when the have helped. . Recently • they announced aid to .build an iron and steel plant; and oil. refinery industrial, projects been delayed; for tion campaign has had different and other results from Vietnam. No which had indigenous guerrilla .movement some years. . , has been generated. Instead of In recent years^ as the Soviet- being terrorized, South .Korean citizens generally turn agents more late-model MIG21 fighters and; more than 400 older Russian fighter planes, some of " " '" have agents are their own relatives sent to return to their old villages. But the extent to which an underground agent network its military airfields ~ _ . underground hangars. jhas been established is un: Shore batteries have been dug j known , Into the coastal hillside. Some I North, Korea is among fee factories have been built most secretive of Communist underground. Important storage points have been placed in northern provinces. MORE PRESSURE At a October party 1966, Pr. congress • emier Kim countries; Changes have occurred in its top military command without formal announcement. A new defense minister took over in December or January. The new Army chief of staff Sung caDed for more pressure'took over in" January .or positions farther south against against the South. Incidents!February. In most cases official!possible mass invasion. In - • •«»-•«• . — __ 3-.nl I -*• At v-r ' —i--. ! _ J ~J!4-:~_ Chinese split widened, .and as China's "cultural revolution"j brought chaos, Kim.II' Sung .has increasingly movedshis country into the Soviet camp, even) though, as a matter of ideology.j he should be logically closer Mao. The United States has 53,000 army troops permanently stationed in South Korea. Before the Pueblo incident there were 45,000. The units were filled out with about 8,000 j men brought in as individual replacements. U.S. soldiers guard the western 17 miles of the DMZ and occupy defensive involving North Koreans infiltrators into the South expanded tenfold between 1966 and 1967. Infiltration came first across the 151 mile demilitarized zone. Begining in the summer of 1367 it came increasingly by boat along the coasts. The number of infiltrators is unknown. But in 1967 there were 564 "incidents" involving infiltrators along the DMZ and in the interior. In 1968 there were - 829 . incidents—of which 356 were fire fights. Infiltrations teams are trained in the North by an organization Korean news reports j addition there are 10,000 U.S. . started using ^a new i Air Force personnel stationed in 1 _ ' ^L* _ _- T^ _ 1L. \ C* _..it_ TX —__.*» - . North simply . „ name without explanation. Both'South Korea. White House U.S. Value-Added Tax WASHINGTON , (UPI) .—The one; stage, of manufacturing to Nixon Administration is con-(another, but with the consumer sidering asking Congress for a form of national sales tax as a substitute for part of the finally paying the bill. For example, there is a tax .on steel. When the steel manufacturer with: the covert., name "124th|corporate income tax. army: unit." Most of the! T" 6 proposal would trainees are farm and labor class youngsters recruited from the enlisted ranks of the regular army. They are given officers ^commissions" but not officers pay. On Jan. 21, 1968, 31 infDtra- Korean President Park. la an tors got within MO yards of Blue House, the residence of South Chung Hee unsuccessful assassination attempt. The men had come across the DMZ four days earliar. They held four South Korean wood .cutters prisoners'for five hours and threatened their Uves should they inform. Then they let them , The- wood cutters informed. National police were 1 after the radical departure from the conventional income tax. It would be similar- to European taxes on products as they go through the manufacturing pro 1 'i sells the product .to the car be a i maker, he ups his price on the cess. The tax, called a value-added tax,, is under study by the Treasury for possible recommendation to Congress as finished steel to include the tax. The auto company passes the tax on to the car buyer. Treasury U n d e rsecretary Charls E. Walker hinted Wednesday, .during .hearings of the House Ways and-Means Committee a value-added tax study was in the works. Meantime, Asst. Treasury President Nixon's second-stage Secretary Edwin S. Cohen was proposal for overhauling the i called back to the committee federal income taxes. That second stage is not expected until next, year at the earliest, after Congress finishes its present tax reforms proposals to .tighten or close loopholes in the laws. A value-added, tax is-."a sales. tax on products as they go from for more questioning on the administration's first package auimiliauauuu a mai ua^rvaec , -proposals to repeal the 7 per cent investment. tax credit, i v lower the 10 per cent surtax to 5 per cent next Jan. 1, curb tax advantages for high income people, and cut taxes for. the poor. '".•••

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