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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 2

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TUESDAY, TOLY 1, 1981 (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE THKES Role of Air Force in Korean War Remains a Controversy (EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is the la*L of two dispatches reviewing two years of war in Korea, written by a member of NEA's Washington staii who is a veteran reporter on the Pentagon news front. He spent two mouths at the Korean front last Winter for a battlefield report on bottlenecks.) liy DOUCiLAS IjAHSKN XFA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — "NEAj — At the dawn of the third grim year of the fighting in Korfa, the Air Force role continues to bP the most controversial aspect of the war out there. WhPn it quickly became obvious two years aco that the U.S. planes alone couldn't, beain to deter the invading North Koreans, the Air Force came under harassing fire from critics. They chared: 1. That the Air Fnroe jels were inferior to the propellor-o'riven F-ftls for Korean-type action. 2 That Air Force close-support of c-OMnri troops wns arosslv inferior lo ihnt of Navy and Marine aviation. 3 Tluit the hnll in dayiime heavy bomber raids due to heavy lows of B-29.S pros-eel the fallacies of Air Forre bombing theories. •STIIANGI.KK" GETS STRANGLED: I'hoto from Communist ItroiiHgiiTula sourer* sliuw wreckage of a U.S. bomber the Rfds shot ikiwii in Korea. Ked auti-airrcaft /ire hailed daytime dumbing. ued to built! up su t plies and front i line forces both before and after 700 U.S. losses. 4. Tli;it "<>i>er;Uinn Strangle" was failili'p because the Rciis contin- peace talks began, despite constant air raids on supply linos. I atomic bomb which can be riroppe * • • i <>n troops or enemy airfields by je S u in in a, r I ?. i n g , the Air Force ' fighters or bombers holds mo 5. That- the U.S.. with its sclent!- spokesman says the Korean ex peri-- promise for future air action in K- fie and industrial know-ho'.v. still! ence is inconclusive becau.se the rca. It could make the difference hasn't H ot fighters far superior lo;Yalu River limitation has prohibit-1 stooping AH attempted mass break the Ru5sian Mrs: (hat despite all j e<I full offensive use of American the money spent for procurement, j air power. He says air power is pri- tYip Reds have something like 80fl j manly sin offensive weapon and jets in Korea compared to our ^00 can't be judged when its offensive potential is limited by a political t cr so Sabres. 6. That In two years, the U.S. Air Force has lost more than 700 jilanps HS against only about 500 enemy aircraft destroyed. In analyzing what f\vo years of fi^htina iti Korea hnvc proved for the Air Force, an AF spokesman Insists that no one ever paid plants nlone could stop a major land invasion. boundary. He docs say, however, lh;U Korea through, and could quickly neutra ize Red airfields above I lie Ya River in Manchuria, if that actio were to be permitted. Not the least significant Job 'olilico 'Ike' o Begin Tour Central to Barnstorm Way to Republicans' Chicago DENVER (ytt — Cien.'DwIght D. Eisenhower, gnininy in political savvy," leaves here Thursday barnstorming trait] trip lo the Republican National Convention ir Chicago. The general, his wife nnd official flinily will boa I'd ttie "Victory Special" her« Thursday morning. Before they arrive in Chicago n nifty. Eisenhower will have nacJe s e v e r a I reiir platform speeches, appeared on a national elevision show and delivered a hort address on Hie steps of the Nebraska Capitol at Lincoln. In the convention city, llie general will launch the final drive or the presidential nomination. The convention proper opens Monday. Today the national committee lo decide ihe seating of 12 conte.slcd delegates. An Kisenhower adviser. Sen Frank Carlson (K-Kani, said ye.s- ! the genera! was in no mood for compromise on the disputed Texas delegation. Sen. Robert Talt of Ohio, already in Chirrigo, said | lie was willing 10 compromise. "We want all the rielepate.s who] ?U;iUy are onus." Carlson lold lewsinen. "I don't see how fair- minded men ran fail lo seat the Eisenhower delegation from Tex as." The Thursday departure for the j presidential aspirant who has ', made his headquarters hern for (he i past two weeks c;une suddenly. | He had neon expected to leave either Friday or Saturday. The Burlington Kailrosul special train will stop at MeCook and Hastings, Neb., Thursday morn ing. 'while Ocii. nnd Mrs. Eisenhower make platform appearances. The has proved once a-ain the inherent! f nvy * ir ' Navy nnd Marine P ilots flexibility oi the airplane, based on I have flown 1RD ' 000 ^rUe*. -^PPoM- the varied jobs it lias done success-I *"» ground troops ami bombing re- the past two years has been that of j (ruin will arrive in Lincoln m the fully in the past '24 months. From the point of view of enemy air strength, the appearance of their fast jet fighters in great num- flncries, railroads and truck move- On the sea the Navy lias kept the vital area around the peninsula and bers has been the most significant! Formosa under control nnd has sup- fact of the Korean war so far. Their! plied all of the gasoline nod Jet fuel threat to UN control of the the bulk of the supplies to Hit UN forces in its cargo ships. Mines have' B ° " boul noon Saturday, been a rrmst.int nuisance but the In the pa=t t.uo years at hdn^e. the rievelopment of the tactical submarine menace has (ailed to develop. He answers the other charges thisj presence constitutes a constant j to the Air Force as well as furnished way: 1. That the need for Jets was'air and the ground. provpd as soon as the Russian jets showed up, and that the Marines, who first claimed superiority far the P-5ls, are now buying only jets. 2. That ground support techniques of Marine nnd Navy fliers have now been combined with those of the Air Force. 3. That B-29s weren't designed to bomb small targets like those left in North Korea, and that while day- evening' and where the genera] will make a brief speech on the Capitol slep^. The special will stop Friday 1 morning in Bonne. la., Mrs. Ei-1 senhower's birthplace. At Ames.' t.he general will appear on "We i the People," a television show, us ] part of a nation-wide Fourth of ] July program, The special will arrive in Chica- L/.S. Erred in Failing to Tell Oi Bombing, Acheson Quoted time raids were halted because of extreme anti-aircraft fire, B-29s .are still cllective at night. * * t 4. That "Operation StranpJn" co.st the enemy devastating losses in men and supplies durms; the past year's , build-up, and that U.S. air power was the margin of difference thai aUowed us to hold the Pu.-an perimeter and conduct subsequent successful offensives. 5. That the kill record of the F-86 Srtbrejet over, t-he Mig continues to be eight to one; that we haven't more jets out there because the Air Force hasn't been, allowed to buy all it asked for. 6. That plane loss figures mean nothing unless related to operations. Air Force planes have flown nearly SflO million sorties in 24 months; the Reds haven't flown a small i i action of that. Ground fire has accounted for more than 500 of the WASHINGTON UP) — The State, Department, says Secretary of State [ Acheron told the British the United States marie an error in failing to notify them before American planes bombed power plants in North Korea. He did not HFP the word "apolo- ay" or express rcereU for this failure, the department .said. The official text of his statement, to members of Parliament last week was released after a demand by Sen. Knowland (R-Calif) for full pub• licity. Dispatches from London that Achepon "apologized" to the British rai.-rct a furor in Conprcss. What the secretary really said the department said, was this: "It is only as a result of what in the United t Sates is known as a 'snafu' that you were not consulted about it. "What I want to .soy is that you are a partner ol ours In this operation, and we wnnt to consult you; we should have and wer ecognize an error , . . "If you auk me whether you had an- absolute right to be consulted, I should say no. but I don't want to argue about absolute right," President Signs Bill Washington M'j — President Truman yesterday signed the first of the regular domestic appropriation bills of 7952, a measure giving the treasury and postoffice departments 55,437,895,000. Up until modern times, Bnngtak, the capital of Siam, was built mostly on pontoons and piles above watercourses which formed street*. CREDIT JEWELERS f-Z- LOCAL CIIWT K* LOCAL PfOPtf BV LOCAL PCOPtl . GIFTS 114 W. MAIN Courier News Classified Ads. Only SHELVADOR gives you all this room ... ail these conveniences HUNTERS AND FISHERMEN! Check These Specials Good Through Tue., July 8 Winchester model 12, I2-gauge I'unip Shot- ?"7Q 1C gun, regularly priced at $98.95 . . , now .... 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