The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on March 19, 1979 · Page 10
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The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada · Page 10

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Monday, March 19, 1979
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Page 10 Ottawa Joanud Monday, March! 9. 1979 Tanzania, Uganda both claim victory r .; Ilil it NAIROBI, Kenya (UPI) Tanzania and Uganda both claim they won the largest battle of their nearly 5-month-old war, a clash in which hundreds of troops were reportedly killed on both sides and several warplanes shot down. Tanzania's official press said Sunday two regular Ugandan army battalions about 2,000 soldiers "were almost totally annihilated" last week during a three-day battle in and around the town of Lukaya, 60 miles southwest of the Ugandan capital of Kampala. The reports said huge quantities of recently imported Libyan military equipment was also captured. - But Uganda Radio, apparently reporting the same fighting, claimed 900 Tanzanian troops and supporting Ugandan exile guerrillas were killed and 500 wounded. Three tanks also were reported ' destroyed in the clashes. The fighting was the largest reported battle since the waT between the two east African neighbors erupted in late October when Amin's army briefly invaded northern Tanzania. After Amin withdrew. President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania retaliated by sending an invasion force of some 4,000 regular troops and Ugandan exiles Into southern Uganda. In a separate war communique, Tanzania also said three Ugandan warplanes were shot down Friday when they .intruded Into Tanzanian airspace, bringing to 21 the number of Ugandan aircraft reportedly- shot down since the conflict began. Independent diplomatic observers said details of the latest fighting were extremely sketchy but said the "kill figures" claimed by either side were obviously highly exaggerated. The Tanzanians said the two battalions of Ugandan troops, supported by hundreds of Libyan and Palestinian soldiers, were wiped out as they approached Lukaya from Kampala to try to rout the invasion force moving steadily north toward Kampala. . After the fighting, the Tanzanians said they were in total control of Lukaya and were consolidating positions and recruiting thousands of fresh Ugandans for their army from the "liberated" areas of southern Uganda. Tanzanian officials in Dar es Salaam claimed the thrust toward Kampala was continuing "on schedule" with a slow but steady advance of about three miles a day. CIA ' super-weapons revealed WASHINGTON (UPI) As recently as 1970, enterprising souls at the CIA set out to develop an assortment of non-lethal super-weapons to conk, flash and shock enemy agents into line. In the line of work, they subjected a few cadavers to explosions, considered blinding a cage or two of monkeys and even designed a human butterfly net.-.That's the story revealed Sunday in CIA documents made public through a Freedom of Information Act request by American Citizens for Honesty in'Government a group sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Take a Dec. 31, 1970, memo about using "the principle of controlled electroshock" to provide the apparently long-awaited "solution lo the personnel incapacitation problem." The matter-of-fact note quoted an investigator as saying an electric net that sends five shocks a second into the arms of an enemy agent ought to incapacitate, but not kill, healthy subjects. "Such a result seems reasonable, but it would be nice to see the report of this experimental procedure," the memo said. The note called for "extensive field test results of the system" despite the danger of fatal heart attacks in "electrically sensitive" subjects. And then there's an undated, barely legible memo suggesting development of a "flash blind ness incapacitation" device to create "disorientation, confusion and impaired vision." The note using bureacratic, polysyllabic euphemisms proposed "sophisticated primate studies" to discover "the functional damage threshold" of the blindness device. It failed to mention whether animal tests ever took place, but a series of vaguely worded directives released under the same Freedom of Information request told of the allocation of CIA funds for unidentified experimental programs. The story ends with an undated memo urging funds for 12 months Of experiments beginning Feb. 1, 1956, Into "the mechanism of brain concussion." . The note said experimenters already had built a secret laboratory and blast range. '"Impact tests have been conducted on three cadavers to date," it said. The memo said the goal of the experiments was to develop a weapon such as an air gun, explosive pad or blackjack "to induce brain concussion without giving either advance warning or Causing external physical trauma." The Church of Scientology, a controversial religion that began in 1950 as a radical approach to mental health, has been publicizing sensitive government documents as part of a running battle with the Justice Department. i 12 iiBRlWSnN. If 1 111 LW- few The seized freighter Oiaug tied up at port Twenty-ton load of hashish thought record drug haul NEWARK, N.J. (Reuter) At least 20 tons of hashish, valued at $160 million in street sales, were seized aboard a freighter off the New Jersey coast in the largest drug haul in U.S. history, a federal official said Sunday. Assistant Attorney Stephen Mills said U.S. customs and drug enforcement officials made the seizure and arrested eight seamen five Americans and three West Germans on Saturday following a search by U.S. Coast Guard officials. Authorities boarded the vessel at sea, about 48 kilometres southwest of New York, and made the arrests after discovering 480 burlap bags, each containing a tire tube filled with about 91 pounds or hashish. The ship's master told authorities the vessel is of Liberian resgistry. . U.S. Customs and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials placed the eight crew members under arrest on a charge of conspiracy to import hashish and had the tanker towed to Port Newark' about 13 kilometres west of New York. DEA officials said the seizure is the largest in ' the United States. JLnJLs UULivu mire i ' . ...'-..'-', v ; , 1 mm, lide into your nearest photo dealers today and catch the Kodak Carousel slide projectors on display. With a complete merry-go-round of features L for vour viewim Pleasure. From remote Sn. control forward and reverse to' ifcj v automatic focusing. You owe it to yourself. When you care about the slides you take, take care to show them off in their best light. Kodak Carousel slide projectors. So versatile, so well designed and so easy to use, they 11 make your head spin. 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