Independent from Long Beach, California on January 22, 1975 · Page 9
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 9

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, January 22, 1975
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-New Russian missile threat !o carriers LONDON fUPIl - A new Soviet short-range submarine-launched missile may pose .a threat to American'aircraft carriers and submarines, defense-'experts said Tuesday. : Few details were available, but the development Of the new ballistic missile apparently added a new and dangcroussdimension to the problem of nuclear offensive weapons strategy. Until recently, the Soviets concentrated on long- ranger, submarine-launched ballistic missiles that ('mild-hit distant'targets from the relative safety of hard-to-detect Soviet submarines. . . These long-range submarine missiles are still being developed, the experts said. Russia only recently,, was reported testing a submarine-launched rocket with a range exceeding 4,500 miles to be deployed in Russia's newest Delta-type long-distance nuclear submarines. . ; The short-range missile, which can be launched frcjm submarines, appears aimed mainly against naval targets. Kissinger seeks Congress' ~""C7 · *-^ advice on Soviet relations u*»*c».c«H.iN«..J*.ittm INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (W-M -- ~ r -- ~ -- ~ " ' ! Sbviet bomber oil active duty By FRED HOFFMAN WASHINGTON A P -The Soviet Union has deployed some of its new l o n g - r a n g e supersonic bombers w i t h c o m b a t units for the first time, U.S. intelligence sources report. This is the second deployment of new Soviet strategic weapons to be disclosed this month. Last week, Secretary of Defense-James Sehlesing- er a n n o u n c e d the Russians had emplaced their first intercontinental ballistic. missiles capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads. 3 1 THESE developments, Awhile;, expected, 1 tend to underscore the pace of S o v i e t w e a p o n s acquisitions as the United States and Russia move toward f i n a l agreement on a 10-year pact to limit nuclear armaments. The agreement's frame- w o r k , put together by President Ford and Soviet Communist chief Leonid I. Brezhnev l a s t November, permits both sides to replace older weapons w i t h m o r e a d v a n c e d models within an overall ceiling of 2.400 land- and submarine-based missiles and heavy bombers. But there are some matters still to be resolved iii follow-up negotiations, due to start Jan. 31 in Geneva. One likely issue is the status of the new Soviet bom-ber, c o d e - n a m e d "Backfire," officials say. Thes'e officials feel the b o m b e r s h o u l d be in- eluded under the overall ceiling. The Russians reportedly oppose this. . . The question centers On w h e t h e r t h e Backfire, w i t h i t s 3,TOO nautical- mile combat radius without re'fueling, is an intercontinental weapon and t h u s a potential threat to the United States. U.S. officials contend it is a t h r e a t because it could reach targets in this country with the aid of aerial tankers. . . . The Russians are believed to stress that the B a c k f i r e m i s s i o n . is against possible enemies around the Soviet Union, such as Western Europe and Communist China. THE first 18 Backfires have been deployed at an air bas'e in southwestern Russia and a naval base in the Black-Sea region. These locations suggest t h a t t h e s e aircraft, a t l e a s t , are currently · in- t e n d e d for peripheral rather than intercontinental missions. The other 17 .Backfires arc said to be posted at 1 t r a i n i n g and test bases. The 1.300 mile-an-hour Backfire w e i g h s a b o u t 270.000 p o u n d s and is about 8(1 per cent as big as the U.S. Air Force's a d v a n c e d Bl' intercontinental bomber. U.S. i n t e l l i g e n c e a n a l y s t s b e l i e v e t h e s w i n g - w i n g B a c k f i r e bomber will carry air-to- ground missiles as well as bombs. Current production is ·said to be at the rate of two bombers a month. WASHINGTON (UPD--Secretary of S l a t e - H e n r Y A. Kissinger Tuesday sought advice'from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee On how to conduct future trade relations with the Soviet Union. ' · · ' ,, . · , After his first meeting with the committee in the new Congress, Kissinger also said, "I believe, the President believes, thai Congress has to be a coequal partner with the administration, not only in approval of foreign policy, but also in .the development of foreign policy." . Kissinger said that during the 2'/4- hour meeting he "gave, an overview of the international situation. 1 also pointed out some areas where we would appreciate the advice of the Senate, particularly how to conduct trade relations with the Soviet Union in the future." The meeting also was the first with the committee since the' Soviet Union repudiated the trade agreement passed by the last Congress. That legislation' lied the trade agreement to liberaliza- t i o n of Soviet p o l i c y c o n c e r n i n g emigration of Soviet Jews to Israel. Kissinger said the administration had no final plans on"how to proceed working for better trade relations with Moscow and would consult again with the com- Study says SSTs no peril to ozone WASHINGTON (AP) A study dispels fear that the present fleet of supersonic transports will damage the earth's protective blanket of ozone, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday. Dr.JUan J. Grobecker, who directed the study, said 'a U.S. fleet of the high-flying planes would not have weakened the ozone shield either. Plans for a U.S. fleet of supersonic transports (SSTs) were scrapped in 1971 during debate about possible health and environmental damage. The ozone blanket protects the earth f r o m radiation that could cause skin cancer and f r o m excessively high temperatures from the sun. John W. Barnum, deputy secretary of transpor- lation, said the Ford a d m i n i s t r a t i o n is not interested at this time in 'reviving plans for an American SST. fleet. The study was ordered by Congress in 1970. The Transportation Department said it drew on more than 1,000 investigators and 16 U.S. and foreign government agencies to complete it. Entitled "The Effects of Stratospheric Pollution by Aircraft," the study says the 16 Anglo-French Con- cordes and 14 Soviet TU114s now flying or scheduled for service will cause atmospheric changes so minimal they won't be able to be detected. But the study concludes that future expansion of stratospheric jet fleets should be carefully monitored. Grobecker told a news conference it would require 125 Concordes flying ·IVi hours daily to cause a m i n i m a l l y detectable change in the ozone belt. He said current instruments cannot measure ozone changes smaller than .5 per cent, which he likened to "spending an extra 45 minutes at the beach" in terms of skin damage. Asjpin hits sale of 2 Navy ships WASHINGTON (AP) The! Defense Department l a s l ' y e a r sold : two destroyer-escort, vessels to Indonesia for $295,800 but 'spent $287,000 on gelling* them ready for transfer?!. Rep.' Lcs Aspin, n - Wis.,'S3id Tuesday. D- That works out lo a nel sale price of about $3 a ton or, "al best, a 20th of U i u i r scrap value," he said. The N a v y said the transfer was authorized by (he Foreign Military Sales Act of 1968 and that the expenditures also had been approved by Congress. A Navy spokesman said the price was the scrap metal price prevailing at (he time of the transfer. mittec before making any. ' "We are not yet ready to make any specific recommendations to Congress," he said. : · ' ·'·..;;;.;...:_;;/..'.;,v-, · ·. ; ' · · Kissinger, who has criticized Congress in recent interviews for hampering the administration's foreign relations, was asked if he believed Congress had interfered in foreign policy. "I keep reading in the papers that this is my view," he said. He then made his comment that the administration believes Congress should be an equal partner in foreign policy. ~ ' " ; . . "The issue is how that partnership can be made effective," Kissinger said. "The problem is how we can make it work-in the national interest." Earlier Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., emerged from the meeting and said, "We will stick to our view that we have a right to emphasize human rights" in trade relations with the Soviet Union. Asked if the committee had supported Kissinger,-Javits said, "There are areas of disagreement." But he added, "It's more a matter of emphasis than disagreement." Javits also expressed confidence that after some time it would be possible to work out better trade relations with the Soviet Union. 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