One thing is that it's no longer FITA. They changed the name to World Archery. Same stuff, different name.
You are probably right about trying to push out the compounds. Worldwide, there are more recurve archers in tournements that compounds. Obviously it's a different story here in the US.
I think that they realize that if compound bows are ever allowed in the Olympics, the US would dominate like we did in basketball for so many years.
All we can do is continue to dominate.