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Nuclear war
not winnable
Weinberger says

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense
Secretary Caspar Weinberger skid
yesterday that the idea of a nucler war
is winnable "has no place in our
strategy."
Replying to critics who he suggested
have misinterpreted Reagan ad-
ministration strategic policy, Wein-
berger said that "we see nuclear
weapons only as a way of discouraging
the Soviets from thinking that they could.
ever resort to them."
THE PENTAGON chief, in a speech
prepared for a National Security
Seminar at the Army War College in
Carlisle, Pa., charged that "those who
object to a policy that would
strengthen our deterrent ... would for-
ce us into a more dangerous, hair-
trigger posture."
Weinberger defended the ad-
ministration's strategic weapons
modernization program, emphasizing
survivability of U.S. retaliatory missile
and bomber forces is designed to give a
president more time to make life-and-
death decisions rather than launching a
nuclear counter-attack immediately.
"We must have a capability for a
'protracted' response to demonstrate
that our strategic forces could survive
Soviet strikes over an extended . . .
period," Weinberger said.
"IN SHORT, we cannot afford to
place ourselves in the position where

the vulnerability of our deterrent would
force the president to choose between
using our strategic response before
they were destroyed or surrendering."
He reflected apparent administration
concern that published references to a
U.S. policy of "protracted" nuclear war
might cause difficulties in negotiations
with the Soviets and possibly with U.S.
allies.
A senior defense official, who spoke
with reporters at the Pentagon after
Weinberger's speech on condition that
his name not be used, stressed that the
use of the term "protracted" meant the
ability to launch more than one
retaliatory strike, possibly some time
after an initial Soviet surprise attack.
THIS, THE official said, is because
the Soviets are believed to have a
capability to reload their missile silos
for follow-up attacks on U.S. targets.
Another apparent administration
concern is that the term "protracted,"
as it appears in official strategic
documents, suggests the idea that the
United States might be preparing for a
prolonged and extended nuclear war.
The present U.S. force of 1,052 land-
based intercontinental-range missiles
is "vulnerable to a crippling first
strike" and U.S. B-52 bombers will soon
be unable to penetrate Soviet air defen-
ses "with any certainty," Weinberger
said.

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Cat people
The panthers guarding the University's Museum of Natural History hardly
seem ferocious yesterday next to these untamed University students.

Labor advocate addresses
women in work force

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done additional work with ILIR's
Program on Women and Work,,which
was founded in 1974.
THE PROGRAM provides
"sisterhood, support, and confidence,"
to women, according to Jones, and
focuses on the special needs of female
workers. "I don't believe in everyone
pulling up their own' bootstraps," she
said.
Some of the program's most produc-
tive sessions come from informal, af-
terhour discussions, rather than in the
classroom, Jones said. It is during
these discussions, she added, that many
of the common problems facing women
at work surface.
For example, she said, women who
have children face numerous problems
in the work fild. Jones, who is a single
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parent, listed the lack of child-care
facilities at factories and the expense of
private day-care centers as some of
these obstacles.
"You takea lot of chances when yhou
work as a single parent," she said.
"You run the risk of possibly losing
your job. They're just not that flexible
when it comes to mothers and child
care."
"I'd love to see child-care centers in
every factory," Jones said. "That
would be a utopia."

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Bicycles stolen
Several bicycles were stolen this
week in the campus area, according to
police. A men's Schwinn bicycle valued
at $170 was taken from a fraternity in
the 600 block of State St. Tuesday night.
A $420 bicycle was stolen from the Multi
Gear Bike Shop on East Ann St. Wed-
nesday, -and a men's bicycle was
removed from an open garage during
the holiday weekend in the 500 block of
North Main.

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