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Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, April 6, 1969
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UUUUti 4*A Dtt ArtittM Sunday, April 9, itbont U.S. motes to cut troops in Vietnam Continued From Page A-l battle itself are now an essential part of maneuvering by both sides. They also contend American military measures are now geared to diplomatic , objectives and "negotiations" in the I largest sense are therefore under way. It is not clear either whether the an- i nounced 10 per cent cutback in B52 bombing raids in South Vietnam had a cletr diplomatic purpose as part of this program. Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird represented the cutback as merely an economy measure. Some officials have encouraged speculation that it was a signal to Hanoi. Others say the cutback was only a budget measure that was mistakenly announced at an awkward moment. Yet, despite the secrecy here surrounding some of the specific diplomatic and military gestures toward the North Vietnamese, senior officials have been saying enough both in public and private to reveal their basic assumptions and objectives at this stage. They start with the assumption that Hanoi is seriously interested in a settlement that would yield it something less than a forcible takeover of South Vietnam. In pressing the search for such a settlement, the administration's planners also wish to prepare a fallback position, that is, a tenable alternative in case negotiation fails. Hanoi's interest in negotiation is thought to flow from a combination of pressures: a degree of military and economic exhaustion; fear of a loss of Soviet support. because of other crises, particularly Moscow's conflict with Peking; and realization that American forces cannot be defeated or forced to withdraw from South Vietnam if Nixon succeeds in appeasing domestic public opinion. Moreover, officials here still count on some marginal though secret Soviet, support in arranging a settlement. They think Moscow would favor a compromise that vindicates neither American intervention in Vietnam nor the guerrilla warfare habitually endorsed by Communist China. If they can get substantial negotiations, administration officials would want to arrange for a schedule of mutual troop withdrawals by North Vietnam and the United States, white the political future of South Vietnam is left to the talks betwen the Saigon government and the national Liberation Front. Indirect diplomatic exchanges appear to have left officials here with the impression the NLF is prepared to deal with the Saigon government, at least long enough to work out some new political processes. The attitude of the Saigon government is said to have changed remarkably in recent weeks as the Nixon administration privately made plain its determination to move toward disengagement. American officials do not now expct the Saigon regime to obstruct agreements for the withdrawal of outside forces. The Saigon leaders also are said now to understand the need to strengthen their political and military position against the day when they, must cope alone with their rivals. Public pressure on Saigon Is thought here to be self-defeating, because it helps Hanoi's campaign to undermine the existing South Vietnamese government. The private prodding has continued and, as Nixon is said to have remarked, it may be difficult to make peace with Saigon but it will be impossible to make peace without Saigon. Behind that moment, and behind the entire Nixon approach to the war as described here, lies the administration's judgment that the United States cannot simply withdraw and let Saigon fall to armed insurgence or invaders. The administration is not unalterably committed to the existing Saigon government, but it has concluded the investment of more than 500,000 American troops and of solemn American commitments must be redeemed in some mini* mal way. It is not known whether the President has tried to define his minumum terms. Some of his senior officials say they have concluded there must be some genuine "self-determination" in South Vietnam and not merely some arrangement that camouflages a Vietcong victory by force of arms. Therefore, the administration appears to be seeking a phased withdrawal of American and North Vietnamese troops over a period of time long enough to let new political processes develop in South Vietnam. Simultaneously it is contemplating the possible need for an even slower pace of American withdrawal if negotiations are unproductive. Officials refused to discuss the numbers of troops they might recall even if negotiations fail. Some estimates have ranged from 50,000 to 100,000 over the next 18 months. Some estimates have been even greater. Officials say they will not talk about these numbers because they do not wish to undermine the talks with Hanoi about mutual withdrawal. It is clear the administration is definitely thinking of unilateral withdrawals of some magnitude as an alternative to a negotiated settlement. More about Nixon starts U.S. reform ROY L. ASH Continued From Page A-l —Richard M. Paget, partner in the New York management consultant firm of Cresap, McCormick and Paget. According to the White House announcement, he is also a director of Prudential Insurance Co. of Great Britain and of Atlas Chemical Industries. White House sources have predicted some major governmental reorganizations will be undertaken by the Nixon administration, which is committed to streamlining and improving the means of delivery of federal programs and services. An extension of the Government Reorganization Act, under which presidents can make sweeping organizational changes subject to congressional veto, was one of the first completed actions of the current 91st Congress. In other action, the President named C. Burke Elbrick, who has been serving as ambassador to Yugoslavia, to be U.S. ambassador to Brazil. Elbrick, 61, is a career foreign service officer. He sue- needs John W. Tuthill, who has retired. The White House also announced that John H. Irwin IV, who is the President's personal representative in the negotiations with Peru over the seizure of the International Petroleum Co., will meet Nixon this afternoon at the presidential villa at Key Biscayne. Irwin, who has been in Washington over the weekend for consultation with government officials, will return to Peru after the meeting. In another development, it was announced the President has reappointed L. J. Andolsek, Democratic member of the U.S. Civil Service Commission, to another six-year term. More about Thousands parade against war Continued From Page A-l fism is feminine" and "Red Jews are behind Nigger riots." One of the New York marchers' favorite shouts was "Tricky Dicky, hey, hey, how many GI's died today?"—a variation of the "Hey, hey LBJ" chant familiar during the stormy protests of the Lyndon Johnson era. The Chicago marchers were escorted by 800 policemen picked in tests last week for their "friendliness and cooperativeness." There were 7,000 National Guardsmen on duty in the city, called up Thursday to put down violence which broke out on the anniversary eve of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But the soldiers stayed in the background. As the Chicago marchers walked 12 abreast down the middle of State Street, a half dozen youths calling themselves "the Young Americans" spilled onto the street and began swinging their fists. Marchers swung back with their signs before police broke up the melee. Along the route, counterdemonstrators waved American flags and shouted, "Commies, scum, hippies, skunks ... we love cops." Twenty marchers became isolated in a parking lot at the parade's end and got into a scuffle with 25 hecklers before police moved in and made arrests. die of the organizers of the coast- to-coast protest, Dr. Erich Fromm, author-psychiatrist, said, "We have waited long enough and if we wait any longer lethargy will set in." Another key sponsor, Stewart Meacham, said the purpose of the marched was to revive the fervor of the antiwar movement. He said it has become "increasingly clear that President Nixon may represent a change in style but no change in direction" in the progress of the war talks. Although the war was the prime target of the marchers, demonstrators in city proclaimed causes of their The Chicago paraders, marching down State Street with a police permit they were denied during the Democratic National Convention, said they were protesting the indictment of eight protest leaders for their activities during convention week. The New York marchers carried banners reading, "Free the GI political prisoners. Free the Panther 21." These were referencs to 27 soldiers charged with mutiny at the Presidio Army base in San, Francisco and 21 alleged members of the Black Panther Party who were arrested in New York this week on charges that they plotted to blow up a midtown department store. In San Francisco, the specific target of the protest was likewise the Presidio soldiers. A spokesman for the marchers charged that the Army has issued extra duty assignments and canceled leaves so that soldiers could not join the protest. Democratic Party task forces to listen to Voices of discontent' Associated Press In a drive to overhaul the divided Democratic Party, five task forces will start listening to the voices of discontent at a series of regional hearings beginning this month. Sen. George S. McGovern yesterday announced the party hearings will be held from April 25 to June 14. The South Dakota senator said in a statement that the Commission on Party Structure he heads wants to listen to every point of view in an effort towards "democratic" presidential nominating conventions. "We want to hear from the party regular and the disaffected, the academician and the blue collar worker, the young and the old and the various minorities," McGovern said. "We want to know what the people think we should dp to encourage more political participation and to open the political process," he said. McGovern, briefly a candidate for the 1968 presidential nomination, expects to preside at key hearings in New York May 3, Los Angeles May 12, Chicago June 7, and Atlanta June 16. Last year's turbulent Chicago convention ordered the establishment of the structure commission after it heard charges that many delegates had been chosen four years earlier and other* by processes which excluded dissidents. Sen. Harold Hughes of Iowa, who brought in a report to the convention criticizing its delegate-selection procedures, is scheduled to preside at a five state meeting in Minneapolis May 5. Hughes, vice chairman of the commission's executive committee, will be given other 'assignments later. The commission, still looking for $200,000 in private financing, is operating temporarily on funds supplied by the debt-ridden Democratic National Committee. Emphasizing the recent assertion of Hubert H. 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