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Adm. Zumwalt Warns U.S. ‘hostage’ to Arab Oil Nations

June 10, 1975
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A new organization called “Americans for Energy independence” emerged here over the weekend with retired Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, former Chief of U.S. Naval Operations accepting its presidency. In accepting the post, Zumwalt warned that “the United States has become hostage to the foreign policy of Arab nations” and urged “immediate” and “decisive” action toward energy independence.

Dr. Hans Bethe, Nobel Laureate, is chairman of the new organization’s board and Robert R. Nathan, a Washington economist is its vice-chairman, Former Gov. Endicott Peabody of Massachusetts is secretary and Harold Greenwald, a New York lawyer is treasurer.

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