Document Type: 
Document Number (FOIA) /ESDN (CREST): 
Release Decision: 
Original Classification: 
Document Page Count: 
Document Creation Date: 
April 3, 2019
Document Release Date: 
April 12, 2019
Sequence Number: 
Case Number: 
Publication Date: 
April 15, 1981
PDF icon FREE PRESS INTERNATIONAL [15499990].pdf954.28 KB
Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 .c0/./ e9-7. / � CIA HAS NO OBJECTION TO DECLASSIFICATION AND/OR RELEASE OF THIS DOCUMENT DATE: 09-14-2018 Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 Free - 6N-40 / slnternational INTERNATIONAL REPORT Number 26 A Background Briefing On Strategic Events April 15 1981 Lebanon under siege Battle-scarred Beirut as seen through a shell hole in a building located on the "green line" dividing the eastern and western sections of the city. An abandoned Syrian checkpoint stands in the foreground. How U.S. policy shift affects the Middle East On his recent Mideast tour, Secre- tary of State Alexander Haig made a positive impression on the govern- ments of Egypt and Israel and alerted the leaders of Jordan and Saudi Arabia that the new administration is rethink- ing its policy for the entire region. Authoritative sources told Interna- tional Report that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat assured Haig that he would not object to the stationing of troops in the Sinai that could supple- ment a rapid deployment force if Washington goes through the proper motions of first seeking a U.S. peacekeeping force and, failing that, some form of multinational force. Haig made clear at each stop that the United States is not now committed to any of the options being mentioned as solutions to the deadlocked Camp David peace process. This marks a reversal from the Carter administration policy which had been shifting toward support of PLO involvement in the (continued on page 2) The current round of fighting in Lebanon between Syrian troops and Lebanese Christian militia was a "coor- dinated and contrived" affair sparked by the presence of Secretary of State Alexander Haig in the Middle East. The purpose, according to informed Mideast analysts, was to attract Haig's attention to the critical situation there and to detract as much as possible from any impact Haig might have on other issues in theregion, especially strategic alliances with the United States against the Soviet Union. (continued un page 2) INSIDE Backgrounder P3 Japan acts to defend sealanes P4 'Reign of terror' in Afghanistan P4 Syrian 'peacekeeping' leads to war PS Libya's latest target: Madagascar P6 The Kremlin's cat�and� mouse game P6 Spain charts a Western course P7 New terror campaign in El Salvador P8 The Intermediated Report is plibliebedeeery two weeks by Fre,e Pres Inkrnadottai, Int, 401 F1ftb Ave., New York City, 10016. lltiephone (212) 5324300, Moen*. 237254 (NEWS UR). Illecoritento are for the infOrniation of subscribers and may not be reprinted, quoted or reproduced witbout perrnindow. Amami subscription rates: $21 per year for individuals, $30 per year for organisations, $40 tor cffirs�44 40114criber& Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 � Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 by national security adviser Richard Allen in Washington, that indicated the United States supported such raids against the PLO. Tried to stay on track While these and other issues swirled around Haig, the secretary of state tried to stay on track with his agenda of discussing regional security with Mideast allies (Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel) and ways of countering Soviet threats in the area. By and large, analysts say, whatever success Haig claimed for his mission, it could have been more substantive if the Lebanese situation had not flared up at the same time. According to one expert who spent years in Lebanon, the fighting will con- tinue as long as neither side is willing to mount a major offensive. Neither side is willing to do so and risk losing in the process. Said one analyst: "The Syrians could 3 lose thousands of men and could wipe out the Christians if they wanted to. But there has never been such a major assault. The reason is nobody wants to lose. They either have the status quo or a confrontation which could result in a major loss. Basically, it's a stalemate with neither side able to win. So the fighting continues." "Only the civilians die in the pro- cess," the analyst continued. "The soldiers are too smart. They know you have to be behind a sandbag and not in the street when the shelling starts. Also, there are agreements as to when and where the shelling is to take place. It's a cynical operation that takes civi- lians as the casualties." Look for a new round of major flareups to commence around June, when Israeli elections are scheduled. In addition to the difficulty in field- ing disputing and warring parties in the Middle East, Haig is also hamstrung by his own State Department. So far, there have been no changes of top personnel in the department's Near East bureau; most of the officials there are holdovers from the Carter administration, intent on conducting policy according to the old way. This was evidenced during Haig's recent Mideast trip. Haig singled out the Syrians for instigating the current round of attacks against the Christians, but U.S. officials countered these state- ments and privately told Syrian officials that, in reality, nothing had changed. Morris Draper, deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs, went out of his way to mollify Syrian authorities by stating that the United States actually approved of Syrian involvement in the U.N. peacekeeping force. The Syrians were so upset with Haig's criticisms that at first they refused to meet Draper. But they were apparently satisfied after he attempted to neutralize Haig's com- ments. BACKGROUNDER A top U.S. diplomat has been dis- patched to Iraq to continue negotia- tions on restoring normalized relations with that country. International Report was the first to report that Iraq was tilting to the West and was seeking to improve relations especially with the United States (see International Report Nov. 26, 1980). Now, Secretary of State Alexander Haig has sent Deputy Assistant Secre- tary of State Morris Draper to Baghdad, carrying a message of interest on behalf of the Reagan administration. Baghdad broke relations with the United States at the time of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, and since then has revolved closer to the Soviet orbit. Recently, however, with the Iran-Iraq warfare, President Saddam Hussein has turned toward the West for support against Tehran which has been seeking its aid from new friends in Moscow, Syri and Libya. the CIA demoralized and incapable of intelligent action. Two recent example of CIA fum- bling: a secret analysis paper not so mysteriously "leaked" to the press concluded no "credible evidence" existed that the Soviet Union was subs- tantially behind international terror- ism. This was despite abundant evi- dence collected by other intelligence agencies (DIA and in the State Depart- ment) as well as reports prepared by West European intelligence agencies and available to the CIA. The other instance of the CIA miss- ing the boat involves its recent assess- ment that the Soviets could not have built a titanium-hull submarine, able to dive deeper, travel faster and out- maneuver existing U.S. subs. Now, of course, the existence of the titanium sub ("Typhoon") has been verified and Pentagon planners are scrambling to figure out how U.S. carriers will be able to evade the lethal subs. The Central Intelligence Agency has become virtually "useless" for collect- ing accurate information and analyzing it intelligently, critics charge. This is because the best people left the agency following attacks by Congress and Carter White House restraints that left Informed sources in Istanbul told International Report that the extreme left wing "created terrorism in Turkey before the Sept. 12 coup and have moved (in significant numbers) to Europe, especially West Germany." They are trying to influence the leftists in European parliaments, the sources report. One military official reported that Turkish intelligence intercepted a letter from a Turkish leftist in West Ger- many, instructing his comrades to "send us evidence of torture in Turkey. If you don't have it, for God's sake, make it up!" the official quoted. Libya's strongman Col. Moammar Qaddafl is shrewdly positioning him- self with Turkey and France. Turkey is curr tly receiving bids to construct an craft manufacturing plant. The U.S. -15 and the French Mirage are con- sidered front-runners. U.S. officials are reportedly reluctant to finance such a deal, and Qaddafi has offered to finance the Mirage. France and Libya are at odds over the invasion of Chad and Qaddafi's offer has interesting political overtones. This is a deal that bears watching. key, struggling to solidify rela- tions with the United States and Western Europe, finds itself fighting a propaganda battle with leftists who are intent on isolating that strategic coun- try. Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 0 Moscow has deployed 220 of the SS-20 missiles, 20 more than previously reported. "With their SS-20 missiles alone, the Soviets already have deployed about 660 warheads, more warheads than are planned for NATO's long-range nuclear force mod- ernization program," the ministers said in a communique. Each missile has a range of 3,000 miles, which is 25 percent more than was previously reported. These revelations dovetailed with the growing controversy over NATO's plan to upgrade its defenses in Europe by deploying 572 Pershing 11 and cruise mis- siles. That plan has encountered opposi- tion from several European nations. notably West Germany, whose govern- ments are under pressure from left-wing anti-nuclear forces. * * * * French hats in the ring The French presidential campaign is underway. with the left, right and center fully represented. All told, there are 10 contenders vying for the two run-off positions in the April 26 elections. The three chief candidates are President Valery Giscard d'Estaing; his rival to the right. Jacques Chirac; and Socialist Party leader Francois Mitterand. Also commanding a signifi- cant following is Georges Marchais, the pro-Soviet Communist candidate. Polls thus far have shown contrasting forecasts about the election outcome. leading to charges of manipulation and political rigging. There is a general con- sensus, however. that Giscard d'Estaing and Mitterand are running a close race, with Chirac gaining strength. New terror campaign in El Salvador Leftist forces in El Salvador appear to be launching a new offensive aimed at destabilizing the Duarte government through a series of assassinations. During the past month, six mayors, deputy mayors or district governors have been killed in political violence. In addition, according to the U.S. State Department, there have been at least four attempts on the life of President Jose Napoleon Duarte. Intelligence officials said it is often difficult to determine whether leftist or rightist forces were responsible for the murders. Last week, 24 civilians were killed in what some people claimed was a mass execution by El Salvador's Treasury Police. The report could not be confirmed. The U.S. administration condemned the slayings and called on the Duarte government to resist violence from both sides. James Cheek, deputy assistant secre- tary of state for inter-American affairs, said that the leftist guerrillas had adopted a terrorist strategy of assassinating government officials, but right-wing extremists are also assassinating middle-level technicians in the land redistribution program. Pentagon officials said the Salvadoran army was adding 5,000 men to its present force of 8,000 to increase not only its anti-guerrilla strength but also to improve discipline of the security forces. The Reagan administration said recent events in El Salvador rein- forced its determination to support the Duarte government. In a major foreign policy victory for the president, the House Inter-American Affairs sub- committee voted down amendments seeking to cut off military aid to El Salvador in 1982 and withdraw all 56 U.S. military advisers now stationed in the strife-torn Central American coun- try. The administration has designated S101 million for El Salvador including 526 million in military aid and training funds, 540 million in security-related economic support funds and 535 mil- lion in development assistance. Argentina gets help The House subcommittee also handed President Reagan a second foreign policy victory by thwarting an attempt by liberal Democrats to retain a ban on sales of military equipment to Argentina. Relations between the United States and Argentina�severely strained dur- ing the past four years as a result of the Carter administration's "human rights" policies�have improved markedly since Reagan became presi- dent. Argentina, in fact, has been one of the few Latin American countries to openly support the U.S. position in El Salvador. An Argentine general has said Argentina would be willing to train Salvadoran troops in counterin- surgency warfare if El Salvador asked for help. Last week, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Edward Meyer visited Argentina in a tour aimed at analyzing the "Marxist offensive" in the Americas. Meyer met with President Roberto Viola and Army Commander and mili- tary junta member Leopoldo GaMerl. Galtieri and Meyer reportedly reached an agreement where both armies would consult each other on a periodic basis. * * 5* Colombian President Julio Cesar Burbay Ayala has canc-tled official visits to the Soviet Union and China scheduled for this month. The Colombian leader cut off dip- lomatic relations with Cuba last month after discovering evidence that Havana trained M-19 guerrillas who attempted an invasion of Colombia near the Ecuadoran border. Mexico and Venezuela have offered to work together to help find a settle- ment to the crisis in El Salvador. The offer came in a final communi- que marking a three-day official visit to Mexico by Venezuelan President Luis Herrera Campine. Both nations also warned of the dangers of "interna- tionalization" of the Central American conflict. The planned cooperation of Mexico and Venezuela joins the region's two largest oil producers�with 523 billion in oil exports between them. But it also makes for strange bedfellows. Mexico has close ties with Cuba and opposes the U.S. policy in many Central American issues while Venezuela generally supports Washington and keeps its distance from Havana. In El Salvador, Mexico sympathizes with the opposition while Venezuela backs the civilian-military junta. This confidential repot is a publication of FREE PRESS INTERNATIONAL Research Center in New York. Further information about Items included in the INTERNATIONAL REPORT will be made available to subscribers upon request. Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 1-192-New York ERGO/ON-Continued Not Published: New Year's. Washington's Birthday. Memorial Day. Independence Day. Labor Day. Veteran s Day, Thanksgiv- ing. Christmas. DEMI. MCMI. & BUSINESS Co-Publisher Sylvia Adelman EDITORS & MANAGERS Business City Editor Entertainment Feature Sports Travel/Aviation Women's Religion Editor Boyd Ring Cal Adams Ed Mintz Rita Miller David Katz . Steven J. Foreman Sylvia Adelman Sam Cohen MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT Comp Room Supt Thomas Matthews Market information: Total market coverage. Mechanical available:Offset; inserts accepted. Mechanical specifications* Type page 10" x 15"; E - 5 cols. 12 picas; A - 5 cols. 12 picas; C - 5 cols. 12 picas. Equipment EDITORIAL Ail-electronic cps- I. COM: Reperforator. THE DAILY CHALLENGE (m-mon tofri; wknd) (tabloid) . . Daily. Challenge Corp.. 1368 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11216: tel (212) 636-9500 (edit), (212)760-5555 (adv). Circulation: 72.500 (m)7 72,500 (S): Pub- lisher's estimate Jan. 1980. � Price: 256(0256(S). Advertising, Open line rate (m) $1.40. Rare sentative A&R Agency. News service= UPt:Corrimunity News Service. Politice Independent. Establisleedc1972. Not publisher* New Year's Day. Labor Day. Christmas Day. CORPORATE OFFICERS President Thomas H. Watkara Jr. GEN'L MGMT. It BUSINESS Publisher � Thomas H. Watkins Jr. ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Adv Mgr Anthony Clausi NEWS EXECUTIVES Editor Thomas H. Watkins Jr. Man Editor Dewed Philip Mechanical available �the: Mach and 3 ROP colors; inserts accepted- preprinted, hi-h. MANHATTAN, N.Y.. Flew York County, Boresignoi Menhalten THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE& COMMERCIAL (m-mon to-M) Twin Coast Newspapers Inc.. 110 Wall St New York. NY 10O05:- tel (212) 4254616: Knight-Ridder Newspapers group. Circulations 22.780(m): ABC Sept. 30,1979. Price: $L00(d): $120/yr. Advernsinr Open line rate (m)$2.0& News service UPI. Politic= Independent Established:18V. Not Published, New. Year's. Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day. Labor Day. Columbus Day� Veterans' Day. Thanksgiving. Christmas. CORPORATE OFFICERS President � Vice Pres Vice Pres Vice Pres Vice Pres Secy Trees Daniel H. Ridder Eric Raider Lawrence A. Collins, Jr. Robert F. Singleton Vance R. Caeser Charles E. Clark Ann S. Wrenn &EMI: MG TM. BUSINESS - - Publisher Eric Ridder Gen Mgr Harold Gold Bus Mgr Thomas Butler Comptroller Kenneth Manz Credit Mgr Frank Julia ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Adv DIV P. Robert Potesky CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT Ciro far . Joseph A. Fermi Approved for Release: 201 NEWS EXECUTIVES Editor Peter T. Leach Editorial Dir Albert L. Kraus Managing Editor � Donald F. Amerman. Jr. Exec Editor-Special Projects Sheldon Meyer EDITORS & MANAGERS Aviation Alan Goldsand Banking Mena Weis Commodities Ed A. B. Conlan Foreign Trade George Telier Industrial News . Sidney Fish News Editor Joseph Hummel New Products Julie Schlenger Shipping � . , Alan Schoedel MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT Prod Mgr Nicholas A. Rigs Comp Room Foreman James Steckel Press/Steme Foreman Howard Symonds Mail Room Foreman �- Thomas Hyndshaw Market information: ADS - Journal of Com- merce "A". International Edition "N.'. Mechanical available � Letterpress (direct); black and 1 ROP colors; inserts accepted - preprinted. spectaccaor _ � Mechanical specific:Moms Type page 141ri" x 2114; E -8 cols, 10.6 picas, 9 points between: A - 8 cols, 10.6 picas; 9points between; C -8 cols. 10.6 picas. 9 points between. Commodity consirription (estirriAtid) (58". 43W'. 29"); black ink 34.000 pounds; color ink 300 pounds; single pages printed 14.00e; sin- gle plates used 28.000. Equipment: EDITORIAL; All-electronic cps -2- 511/ 3230(40 VDTs). CLASSIFIED: OCR type- writers-24-IRM/ Selectric II. PRODUCTION: OCR readers - Composing 1-Cp/ 170: typesetters -5-Dy/ Mark II. 1-Dy/ Mark- I; platernakers/ processors - 2-Na/ Sa- tellite; plate exposers - 2-Na/ Na II- Newsprinter cameras - 1-C/ Sparta III, I-C/ Newspagen automatic film processors - 2-P: film transporters - 2-C; shrink lenses - 1. Allan] 24-Anamorphic. 1-C K Optical/ 5.5. PRESSROOM: 7-0/ 2094 (2-2:1 �folDers); r. els/stands - 7-CW. MAILROOM: Stutters - 1-5/ 24-P; bundle tyers - 1-Cypak, 1-Felins; wrappers - 1-MG/ SN; addressers - 2-Data Products/ line printers. BUSINESS COMPUT- ERS: 143/ 2700; appliciations - Circulation. Adv baling & accts rec. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (mS) (tabloid) News York News Inc. 220 E 42nd St. New York. NY 10017: tel (212)949-1234; Tribune Co. (Chicago Tribune) group. Circulation: 1,606.365 (m): 1.395,482 (sat); - 2237.494 (S); ABC Sept 30, 1979. Price:256(d): 25e(sat); 50e(S). Advertishrc Open line rate (m) $12.60; (S) $16.57. Representative WSA. TOW, CT- NYN. News servicese AP; UPI; RN; KNS: Di. Politics: Independent.. Established' 1919. Advertising Acceptance All advertising subject to approval and acceptance at Publisher's option. Sunday Magazine "Sunday." Gravure, Local & Nat'l; TV Week. Broadcast Affiliates, TV-WPIX, FM-WPIX, AM- WICC. COPORATE OFFICERS President Exec Vice Pres Exec Vice Pres Exec Vice Pres Vice Pres Vice Pres Vice Pres Vice Pres Vice Pres Vice Pres Controller GEN'L MGMT. & BUSINESS Publisher Presided Gen Mgr Dir of Admin Dir of Industrial Relations ' Dir of Adonis Services Dir of Personnel Credit filgr DO of Sakes Dir of RINKS Dir of Info Systems R. M. Hunt J. F. Barletta M. J. O'Neill H. K. Wurzer J. W. Artz A. E. Male V. P. Schroeder W. J. Brink , P. Forrest A. S. Heitman E. W. Emend R. M. Hunt R. M. Hunt J. F. Barletta J. W. Artz G. L. Thornton T. J. DeSena V. J. Ambrosini J. J. Grasso H. K. Wurzer P. Forrest A. D. Kahn ADVERTISING DEPARTMENT Ade Mr Arthur E. WM. Mgr Dtsplay Ads Frank Flood Class Ads Myr - . . P. Laraway CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT Vice Pres/ Ctre DM A. S. Heitman New York Newsstand Sales Mg, W. Candy N.J./N.Y. Suburban Sales Mg, 1W. Welber Now York Nome Del Sates Mgr E. Dever CI= Admin/ Mkt Mgt P. Monter& Tramp Mgr C. Powell Approved for Release: 201 8/09/17 C05531429 . MARKETING DEPARTMENT Mkt Dir Jonathan A. Thompson Prom Mgr Paul Martin Ant Prom Mgr J. E. Coyne Mkt Sere Mgr Martha Murray Research Mgr Louis Francis Pub Sara Mgr William Rolleri� NEWS EXECUTIVES Editor Michael J. O'Neill Assoc Editor ii. Smee Asst to Editor John Metcalfe Managing Editor W. J. Brink Night Man Editor W. L. Umstead Asst Man Editors P. Ritzenberg. Robert Keane. WE. Ewald Edit,Dept Mgr E. F. Quinn EDITORS & MANAGERS Art Carl Walker Arts & Entertainment L. C. Craft Business Editor W. M. Brown Cartoonist (Sports) Bill Gallo, Bruce Stark Columnists Jimmy Breslin. Mike Lupica, Earl Caldwell. Sylvia Porter. Phil Pepe, James Wieshart, - Dick Young. Bill Reel. Rex Reed Metropolitan Editor R. V. Oliver City Editor . Sam Roberts Drama Critic-. Doug Watt Editorial Writers � Thomas Ricke, Donald McCormack. Robert Laird Editorial Cartoonist Frank Evers Fashion Priscilla Tucker Features Editor John Quinn Asst Features EdsCarol Kramer, Susan Toepler Food , Ella Elvin, Arthur Schwartz Librarian Joseph McCarthy Minion Attu+, Critics Kathleen Carroll, Ann Guarino News Editor Joe Kovach Family/Living Terry Zintl, Clara Trampe Op-Ed Page Editor Earl King Photo Sales Mgr � Eugene Ferrara Photographic Editor Picture Assign Editor Real Estate Editor Science Editor Exec Sports Editor Sports Editor Ed Peters Paul DeMaria Harry Ryan Edward Edelson W. F. Martin Dick Young Sunday Melamine Editor Jack Sanders National Editor D. J. 0 estreichee Travel Editor Leonard Scandur . . OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT � . Dir of Oper, Virgil P. Schroeder Engineering Mgr Lawrence L Ingram Newsprint Mgr Robert C. Lundin Prod Mgr/Mfg Francis R. Walsh Printing Mgr _ Fred Fuller Sr Planning Engr Thomas O'Connor Mat Prod Mgr/Mfg Martin Bartow Ops Mgr/Mesh . Joseph Oakes Maint Mgr . Robert Arne A sst Maint Mgt , � Ralph Scott Publication Mgr George Gioiella Comp Supt -_ Daniel Schlicht Engraving Supt � John Sullivan Stereo Supt/Maole . David Happ Stereo Supt/Bklyn Thomas Brackett Press Supt/Manis George Matter Press Supt/Bklyn Howard Hopkins Mailroom Suet/Marls George Corhish Gravure Engraving Supt Laurence Falk Gravure Press Supt Raymond Walsh Mail Supt/Inserting Anthony Piccolo Delivery Sinn/Inserting Robert Krioski Market information: Zoned editions; split run; ADS- New York News "E" "T". Mechanical available Letterpress (stereo); in- serts accepted - preprinted, � � Mechanical specificationw Type page 9ii" x 1414'*; E -4 cols. 14 picas. 6 points between; A -6 cols, 9.6 picas. 6 points between; C-6 cols, 9.6 picas, 6 points between. � - Commodity consumption (estimated), News- print 235.000 tons (59". 441e", 29E1"); black ink 7.000.000 pounds; single pages printed 67,000: single plates used 1,500.000. � _. Equipment: EDITORIAL: All-electronic cps - 120-M/ 5500: perforators - 24-Am. CLAS- SIFIED: OCR typewriters - 45-IBM/ Selectric II. DISPLAY:. All-electronic -6-Camex/ 135 (n ). PRODUCTION: . OCR. readers - Composing 2-EC/ 5300: typesetters - 3-M/ 606: plate- makers/processors - 2-Itekt- 175; plate ex- posers- 2-Douthitt plate processors - 3. Dowetch/ E; engravers - 2-Tasope/ Vert. 2024. 3-Tasope/ Hor. DP20; stereotypers -3- Goss/ Mat-Rollers D-40. Scott/ Mat-Rollers (1 ); bnecasters - 26-Intertype. 11-Linotype. 5- Ludlow; cameras - 1-Kenro/ 187, 3-C/ Mar- athon. 1-C/ Spartan III, 2-C/ Newspager, auto- matic film processors - 3-LE/ 18. 2-LE/ LD24AQ, 1-LE/ L024E1Q, 1-LE/ 1.024; shrink lenses- 1-Alan Anarnophic. , PRESSROOM: 125-G/ 4-wide Headliner (4 (2:1). 16 (3:2) folders); 2-9/ 6-wide Mark VI (1 (3:2) folders); 2-WN/ 6-wide (1(3:2) folders); H (4 (3:2) folders); pastors- 80-W (G ); reels/- stands - 77-G. 31-W. 7-dine. MAILROOM: counte/stadiers - 23-St/ 251, 1-Ch; stutters - 4-511/ 72P; bundle tens - 32-KW/ Wire, 6- MLN/ Anti= wrappers - 26-Bottom Wrap. COMMUNICATIONS: facsimile - 364/ 400-1. 4-X/ 200. 4-Raoicorn/ R-100. 8/09/17 C05531429 THE NEWS WORLD (mS) News World Communications. Inc.. 401 5th Ave, New York. NY 10016: tel (212) 532- 8300. Circulation: 72.510(m): 72.510 (sat): 72.555 (SI: Sworn Mar. 31. 1979 . Price: Med): 23e(sat): 20t(E). Advertising: Open fine rate (m) 51.25: (5) 11-30. News services: UPt. Reuters; Agence France- Presse. Politics, Independent. Estee. li shed: 1975. CORPORATE OFFICERS President Vice Pres Sexy Nicholas Buscovid: Michael C. Tr.lson Michael C. Trulson CEN'L MGMT. & BUSINESS Publisher Bus Mgr Comptroller Pin Agent Pub Rel Dir NEWS EXECUTIVES Exec Edit= Sr Managing Editor Man Ed Metro Ed City Ed EDITORS & MANAGERS Book. Features Ed Librarian Motion Piz-Theatre Musk News Ed Photo Dept Myr Science Ed Sports Wash Bur Chief Nicholas Buscowch Jessie Epps Carol Backus Marshall Fro thingharn Larry R. Moffitt MECHANICAL DEOARTME Prod Mgr Hal McKensie Paula Gray Noel Merensten Laurie T01,21' Harry State= Carroll Ann Brooks David Doose Simon Warner Carroll Ann Brooks Joan Sealy Jan Bennet Douglas Wetzsten Chris Turkel Nets Ericson Ted Agree NT. . Michael Wildman Market information: Totai market coVeage. Mechanical available: Offset black and 3 ROP colors; inserts accepted - preprinted. hi-hi spectacolon Mechanical specificatinnW Type page 141i- x 211/4"; E - 6 cols. 13 picas. 12 points between: A - 9 cols. 8.5 picas. 11 points between: C - 9 cols, 8.5 picas. 11 points between. . Commodity consumption (estimated), News. print 1,500 tons (30"): black ink 36.500 pounds: color ink 21.900 pounds: single pages printed 3,764: sir gle plates used 10.220. Equipment: EDITORIAL: Combination cen - 4-Key Corp; perforators - I-Am. PRODUCTION: Cameras -1-K, 144:automatic film processors - 2-DP: color separators - 1- Magnascan/ 460. - COMMUNICATIONS: Dataphone - 1-UP?. 2- ATT. NEW YORK POST (e) (tabloid) Flew York Post Corp, (News Publications Inc.). 210 South St New York, NY 10002: tel (212) 349-5000: News America Pub. Inc. group. Note: On Feb. 11. 1980 the New York Post changed its single copy price to 30t. Circulation: 631,104 (e); 412.106 (sat); ARC Sept. 30. 1979. � Prete 254(d): 254(sat): $1.50/wk. Advertising, Open have rate (e) $6.16. Reim sentence BNS, MPR. Media People, Inc: News services: AP: CON: CST; LAT-WP: Agee�, France-Presse; News Ltd. (Australia). Poll- tic= Independent-Democrat Established' 1801. - Not Published, New Year's, Thanksgiving. Christmas, Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th. Special Editor= Jan. - Annual Business & Fin- ancial Review. Mid-Winter Vacation, Spring Education Guide, Intl. Auto Show; Feb.:Follow the Sun: - Mere= World Trcet . April: Spring Vacations. Passover, Frozen Food; May: Summer Vacation Preview, Spring Cats- kills Vacations. Focus on Education; June: Summer Vacation Section, Summer � Catskills Vacations; July: Mid Summer Vacations; Sept: Fail Entertainment Guide: Oct.: Fal-Vner Cruises; Nov.:Ski Section. Follow theSurn Dec: Winter Vacation Guide. CORPORATE OFFICERS - Chairman President Vice Pres/Secy Vice Pres/Tree Vice Pres/Gen MST Exec Vice Pres Asst Trees Rupert Murdoch Donald Kummerfed Raymond R. Dittrich Richard A. Sarum Adam Brydon E. George Yiles Jeff Lent CEN'L WAIT. & BUSINESS Publisher Rupert alsodods General Mgr Adam Berdssa Comptroller Gerrard Ernes Credit hilair Stephen F. Bran r ARTICLE A? EAR.,1 ON PACE 3 Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429 THE WASHINGTON POST 10 August 1978 Moon .Paper Hopes-to Take By Robert H. Williams CVa3hington Post, Staff lirrttn� When New Yorkers wake up this morning they will have one local daily newspaper to choose from, and that will be The News World, the 24-page morning paper put out by friends and members of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unificntion Church of America. That may not be so bad, according to News World *Vice President (Editorial) Michael Trulson, a 28-year- old journalism graduate of Kansas State University. Trulson said last night that The News World has been 'gaining definite acceptance-in New York for its � daily and Sunday content of 24 pages of news, general -interest, sports, comics news. . The newspaper, since its beginning on Dec. 31,. 1975, has been printing 20,000 papers a day out of its non- union Mount Kisco,. N.Y;# printing plant (at The 'Patent Trader), mostly for home- delivery, but some for newsstand sales in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, but not Staten Island. Last night, Trulson said, the paper was gearing up__ fo-i'a press � run of '100,000-5 times normal--for � � - - - the Slack newsstand sales this morning, at a dime a copy ($1 a week for home delir:ery), and has the press capac- ity to go up to between 300,000 and 500,000 depend- ing on how long the strike lasts. Will this put the ;Moon paper in the black? Trul- son ducked the question, but indicated that it couldn't hurt. The parent corporation is News World. Communications Inc., a nonpublic but for- . profit corporation. The paper, Trulson said, is fi- nanced by friends of Moon�businesses operated by - members of the Unification Church of America. . - The newspaper employs about 120 persons, Trul- son_said, about 60.on the business side and 60 on -_,the editorial-production side, many of which are members of. Moon's church, including Trulson, her' . said. - The paper, he said, has already won three awards: . the Silurians (veteran newspaper people in New York) prize for the best feature story; the New York Press Club's Cub Reporter of the Year Award:. and ,the Newspaper ,Guild's prize for_ the best black and white feature photograph. - Approved for Release: 2018/09/17 C05531429