June 23, 1987 |
The United States and Australia, determined to check increasing Soviet activity in the South Pacific, declared Monday that their alliance is strong and effective despite continuing friction over U.S. trade policy and French nuclear tests. Secretary of State George P. Shultz and Defense Secretary Caspar W.
February 23, 1987 |
Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze will visit Australia and Indonesia next month, the news agency Tass said Sunday. It gave no details.
February 22, 1987 |
The Soviet Union is taking advantage of a complex of economic, colonial and nuclear issues, including the tendency of U.S. tuna fishermen to thumb their noses at local peoples, to penetrate deeper than ever before into an area of the globe that the United States has long thought of as its own: the South Pacific. Last year, for example, the Soviets bought licenses to fish off Kiribati, the former Gilbert Islands, whose capital, Tarawa, was captured by U.S.