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Joint Chief's chairman denies 'deal' to resign

Air Force Gen. David C. Jones, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, strongly denied a newspaper story that he made a "deal" with congressmen to resign if Ronald Reagan is elected president next November. General Jones said in response to a June 4 Washington Star report to this effect that he had "made no agreements or commitments whatsoever with any members of Congress" to resign after a change of administration.

The Star said General Jones, whose critics consider him too compliant with President Carter's shifts in policy over defense spending and other matters, had agreed to serve only six months of his new two-year reappointment unless Mr. Carter were re-elected.

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