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U.S. hedges on Iraq raid
From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON - The ad-
ministration acknowledged yesterday
Iraq is seeking a nuclear weapons
aity but disagreed with Israel's
claim that its raid on Baghdad was
necessary because Iraq was on the
verge of building an atomic bomb.
"We don't agree with that position of
Israel," Undersecretary of State
Walter Stoessel told a joint hearing of
two House foreign affairs subcommit-
STOESSEL STRESSED the ad-
ministration is in no hurry to decide
whether Israel's June 7 raid was defen-
sive, as it claims, or offensive and thus
Reagan won't be 'rushed
into a decision' on Israel
a violation of arms sales agreements
with the United States.
"We don't want to be rushing into a
decision," he said. Stoessel said
Washington "cannot be but dismayed"
by the raid's damage to Middle East
peace efforts, including complicating
the mission of U.S. special envoy Philip
Habib and "embarrassing" Egyptian
President Anwar Sadat.
Israeli Prime Minister Menachem
Begin said Sunday the attack was self-.
defense because Israel had "absolutely
sure information from the best and
most reliable sources" that Iraq inten-.
ded to use the reactor to develop
REP. STEPHEN Solarz, (D-N.Y.),
told Stoessel "I am amazed and ap-
palled-" at the administration's
cautious assessment. He asked sar-
castically if the administration believes
Iraq needs peaceful nuclear energy
when the country has so much oil.
And Rep. Robert K. Dornsn,b(K-
Calif.), said congressmen have been
briefed. on "a very specific
assessment" by U.S. intelligence as
late as last Feb. 27 on Iraq's weapons
But Ronald I. Spiers, director of the
State Department's bureau of in-
telligence, said a U.S. intelligence
report "did not reach the conclusion
that Mr. Dornan ascribed to it that Iraq
had decided to develop nuclear
ON OTHER aspects of the raid,
Stoessel testified that "We cannot but
be dismayed by the damage" the raid
did to U.S.-Mideast peace efforts.
"Clearly the action Israel has taken
has increased the hostility of Arab
nations, has'heightened tensions in that
regard," Stoessel said.
Mid-east conflic8ts are occupying the
time of the United Nations this week.
Yesterday the U.S. negotiated directly
with Iraq trying to avoid a political con-
frontation in the U.N. Security Council
on a resolution about Israel's raid.
U.S. AMBASSADOR Jeane Kirk-
patrick met repeatedly with Iraqi
Foreign Minister Saadoun Hammadi to
discuss chances for a compromise
resolution in the Council. She said she
was still hopeful for a consensus and
would continue her efforts.
The Council heard more speakers on
the fifth day of its debate on the Israeli
attack, but real action remained behind
the scenes where diplomats were trying
to formulate a resolution acceptable to
both Iraq and the United States.
Hoping for an agreement, Mrs. Kirk-
patrick twice postponed her statement
to the Council.
"THE SPEECH is a lot less impor-
tant than findinga consensus", the U.S.
ambassador told reporters.
"Discussions with Hammadi are still
going on actively."
The non-aligned delegates prepared
an eight-point resolution as a basis for
Sea trials AP Photo'
The nation's first Trident submarine, the USS Ohio, sets out on her maiden voyage yesterday. Anti-nuclear protesters
who dove into the water in Groton, Conn. and swam to the shipyard in an effort to block the Trident's voyage were
arrested. See story, Page 9.
By MARK GINDIN
Daily staff writer
While the bachelor of business administration
degree (BBA) may be a very good value, ifa person's
ambitions lie in the fast lane of corporate ascension,
the master of business administration (MBA) may be
the best choice, according to a placement officer in
the University's School of Business.
The BBA teaches more of the "nuts and bolts" of
business, while the MBA goes further into business
policies and corporate strategy, which are both long-
run, comprehensive concepts, said the director of the
Business School Placement Office, Peggy Carroll.
HOLDERS OF AN MBA degree usually have more
maturity, self-confidence, and drive than a BBA
graduate does upon graduation, said Carroll.
Businesses are aware of the differences when they
begin recruiting graduates, she said.
For instance, most consulting agencies, a major
part of the public accounting service offered by many
firms, only hire MBA graduates because of their
maturity, said James Rumbsa of Peat, Marwick,
Mitchell, & Co., a Detroit accounting firm.
About half of the students who graduate with a BBA
degree go into public accounting, Carroll said,
because the field offers the supervision, teamwork,
and feedback that most younger, less experienced
COMPETITION FOR jobs requiring MBA
graduates has increased because the degree "is
becoming more common now than it was 10 years
ago," said Carroll, adding that students are realizing"
it is necessary in order to move up to the top.
Retailers, such as Hudson's and Lord & Taylor
department stores, put the BBA graduates into
management training programs for two years to
aquaint them with the store operations, Carroll said.
They often find this method is cheaper than hiring an
MBA, she added.
"THE TREND IN banking is to look at BBA's
"more than in the past," said Carroll. Banks often
have training programs that end up being cheaper
than hiring an MBA, she said, but the trust and com-
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