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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Friday, May 21,"1971

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, May21, 1971

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TROOP CUT FAILS
Europe policy change favored

Coner of
DIAL 662-6264 STATE & LIBERTY STS.
HELD NOW THE ELECTRIFYING OVER
BROADWAY HIT IS ON THE SCREEN!
SHOWS
OPEN - - h H e AT
12:45 1, 3, 5,
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AP News Analysis
WASHINGTON - A signifi-
cant majority of the Senate has
taken a stand in favor of a
change in the European status
quo, even though President Nix-
on succeeded in routing the ef-
fort to force a cut in U.S. troop
strength in Europe.
Although no individual troop
cut proposal received more than
36 votes, so me 60 of the 100
senators voted either to require
a cut or to urge one.
Others made clear in debate
that, though they felt it would
be a rebuke to Nixon to support
any of the reduction proposals
now, t h e y feel this country's
European allies must take on a
greater share of the North At-
lantic T r e a t y Organization
(NATO) defense burden.
"The time is long past due for
many of our European allies to
understand that we have been
acting as an umbrella over Eur-
ope for many years," Sen. Peter
Dominick (R-Colo.) told the
Senate.
"We should let them know in
no uncertain terms that the peo-

ple of the United States in
terms of balance of payments
and in all other terms are get-
ting a little tired of this par-
ticular situation," he added.
But Dominick withdrew his
proposal for a resolution stating
congressional belief that U.S.
troops in Europe should be re-
duced, and he was one of the 28
Republican senators who stood
firm against any reduction move.
Dominick said he might still
offer the proposal, but an aide
indicated he would wait to see
if Thursday's announcement of
U.S.-Soviet progress at t h e
Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
(SALT) would lead to a more
general East-West dialogue in-
cluding mutual troops cuts.
President Nixon announced
yesterday that the U.S. and So-
vet Union have agreed to con-
centrate on working out an
agreement for the limitation of
the deployment of antiballistic
missile systems (ABM) and that
with concluding such an agree-
ment, they will agree on certain
measures with respect to t h e

limitation of offensive strategic
weapons.
Others are also watching, and
not only the SALT talks. Demo-
cratic leader Mike Mansfield
mestioned the NATO foreign min-
isters meeting in Lisbon, in early
June, and the defense minister's
sessions in Brussels, the follow-
ing week.
He was asked if he might re-
introduce his proposal for a 50
per cent U.S. troop cut when
the defense appropriations bill
comes before the Senate in the
fall.
Mansfield said he felt he had
achieved his minimum effort of
putting the issue before t h e
Senate, the nation and the NA-
TO allies.
Democratic aides, meanwhile,
laid defeat of the Mansfield
amendment to the White House
lobbying campaign. O n 1 y five
Republicans voted for Mans-
field's proposal, fewer than his
backers had counted on.
In fact, only 16 Republicans
voted for any of the reduction
proposals and of these, 10 voted
only in favoc of the wveakest of
the lot, the bipartisan proposal
by Sens. Charles Mathias Jr.
(R-Md.), Jacob Javits (R-N.Y.),
Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn.),
and Adlai Stevenson III (D-
Ill.), urging U.S. talks with the
NATO allies and the Commun-
ists on troop cuts.
Mansfield made clear the is-
sue would be raised again un-
less the administration acts.
Wednesday's votes may e v e n
have strengthened Mansfield's
position over the long run to
force a cut, after nearly a quar-
ter of a century, in the U.S.
European force.

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