Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 131
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June 29, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 131

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CONTINUED Following the fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia, Korea emerged as the focus of attention for all three of the world's superpowers -- the United States, the Soviet Union and China. In recent months, there have been these developments in rapid siicces-" sion: Only two days after the Communists captured the Cambodian capital of. Phnom Penh, theTPresident of North Korea, Kim II Sung, and most of his military staff showed up in Peking,spending nine days meeting with Chinese leaders, apparently discussing war plans. America's leaders immediately issued aseries of strongly worded public warnings. President Ford pointedly empha- sized the "fundamental importance . . . [of] our mutual security relationship with the Republic of Korea." Secretary of State Kissinger said, "We believe that the defense of Korea . . . is important for the security of the whole Northeast Pacific." And Secretary -of Defense Schlesinger predicted that if South Korea was invaded, the United States probably "would take more vigorous action than we were inclined to take during much of the Vietnamese ' r ' ' ' ' ,; Asked about the possibility of "very heavy? bombing beyond-the extent of the bombing we engaged in in Vietnam," Schlesinger said, 'That is an option to be considered." -··"- · INDOCTRINATION: Left; North Korean children are trained in warlike ways shooting with toy guns at targets including US. soldier, U-2 spy plane and the I love tobacco. t smoke. If I'm a guy who loves tobacco, how come I never take a puff? Well, because I use "smokeless tobacco." - All it takes is a pinch of "smokeless" in between my cheek and gum. Feels real re- lastin' in there. And I get full, rich tobacco pleasure. Another tiling is, "smokeless tobacco" can't tie up my hands. So I can use it no matter what I'm doing. If you'd like to go "smokeless," here's what you do. Just look for three great brands. There's Skoal, my favorite, which has a wintergreen taste. Copenhagen, a straight tobacco. And Happy Days Mint. All" three dated for freshness., They'll each give you the 8^ tobacco pleasure you're looking for. ^ 16 For a free booklet that explain* how to get the fall enjoyment of "smokeless tobacco" -as well as a few free pinches that you can try for yoanelf-write to "Smokeless Tobacco," United States ftbaeeo Company, Dept P88, Greenwich, Connectieat m! The seizure of an American cargo ship;'the Mayaguez, by ' the Cambodian Communists in mid-May gave the United States an unexpected opportunity to reinforce those words with action. The commitment of substantial military power to retrieve the vessel and its 39-man crew was an obvious signal from Washington to the North Koreans that war on their part would not go unchallenged. At_about the same time, the third-highest-ranking official in the Peking government, Senior Vice Premier Teng Hsiao- ping, let it be known in Paris that China was discouraging North Korea's,plans for aggression--designed to take advantage of the disillusionment in the U.S. over the Vietnam debacle. Recently, too. North Korea has been running full- page ads in American newspapers stating its case for the reunification of Korea. Why China helps U.S. China's unusual helpfulness to the United States is attributable to the fact that it has virtually no fear that we will either initiate military action against them or be able to compete successfully for the allegiance of Socialist or 'Third World" nations. - But the Chinese are concerned about the Russians on precisely those grounds. They believe the most effective way of distracting the Soviet Union is to keep it preoccupied with real or imagined threats from the United States.- For example, the Chinese feel far more threatened by Soviet troops on the Mongolian border than by American troops in Korea. As a result, it is in the Chinese interest to keep us politically influential in Asia. * PtOPAGANDA: North Koreans have been l^ing advertising space in American newspapers to push their demands for reunification. Here, too, President Kirn's photo is dominant.

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